John M. Hessel to Receive St. Louis Bar Foundation’s 2018 Spirit of Justice AwardAugust 31, 2018
Lewis Rice is proud to announce that John M. Hessel was selected to receive the St. Louis Bar Foundation's 2018 Spirit of Justice Award, which recognizes those "who have demonstrated accomplishment, leadership and integrity in fostering and maintaining the rule of law and in facilitating and promoting improvement of the administration of justice." Honorees are first nominated by members of their community and then selected by the Spirit of Justice Awards Committee.
All Spirit of Justice Awardees will be recognized at the Spirit of Justice Celebration on October 12, 2018.
John has always been a strong advocate for his clients, which include manufacturers, municipal corporations, financial institutions, publishing companies and local and national media entities, but, at the same time, he is respected by attorneys and judges for his professionalism and integrity. Best Lawyers® has named John "St. Louis Municipal Lawyer of the Year" for 2011, 2013 and 2016, "St. Louis Litigation-First Amendment Lawyer of the Year" for 2014 and 2018, and "St. Louis Litigation-Municipal Lawyer of the Year" for 2015.