Lewis Rice Welcomes 2018 Summer Associates

Lewis Rice is pleased to introduce its Summer Associate Class of 2018, which hails from six different law schools and 11 universities. More information on each summer associate follows.

Lewis Rice's Summer Associate Program runs 10 weeks and is designed to expose participants to the practice, personality, and culture of our Firm while enabling them to demonstrate the professional qualities that we seek in our young lawyers. Summer associates rotate through each of our departments, allowing them to perform varied work assignments in the Litigation, Corporate, Tax and Estate Planning Departments.

St. Louis Office

First year law students (JD 2020):

Kenneth BohannanSaint Louis University School of Law / Truman State University, B.S. Mathematics, minors in Actuarial Science and Statistics

Kenny is ranked in the top 5% of his 1L class. He most recently worked for Willis Towers Watson in St. Louis as a retirement actuarial analyst. For the past five years, Kenny refereed NCAA division I, II, and high school basketball games. He is involved in his undergraduate fraternity’s alumni association and serves as a facilitator at its national leadership conferences. When he is not reading for classes, he enjoys running, traveling, and trying new foods.

Hannah ButlerUniversity of Arkansas School of Law / Louisiana State University, B.A. Political Science

Prior to law school, Hannah was a congressional intern for the Office of the Majority Whip in Washington, D.C. She also worked as a staffer for U.S. Senator David Vitter’s gubernatorial campaign. Most recently, Hannah was a legal assistant at Babcock Partners LLC, a personal injury and insurance defense firm in Baton Rouge, where she gained experience drafting discovery responses and conducting new client intake interviews. In her free time, Hannah enjoys singing with her campus’s gospel choir, attending musical theatre performances, fishing, perfecting her gumbo recipe, and hiking in the Ozarks.

Michael Crawford, Saint Louis University School of Law / Saint Louis University, Masters of Accounting, B.S.B.A. Accounting

Michael previously worked as a compliance intern for Edward Jones, where he researched Department of Labor rulings, clean shares, and various funds. Prior to that, he clerked for The Law Firm of Thomas SanFilippo & Associates in St. Louis, where he gained a variety of drafting experience. Most recently, Michael worked at Highlands Golf & Tennis Center where he handled outside services, and he plans to volunteer at the upcoming PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. Michael enjoys playing basketball and golf, watching movies and a wide range of television series.

Thomas SeligWashington University School of Law / University of Arkansas, B.A. Economics, B.S.B.A. Finance

Prior to law school, Thomas worked as a netcost quoting analyst-intern at Windstream Communications, where he evaluated cost-saving opportunities in inventory markets and class of service distinctions. He also served as a district office intern for Congressman Steve Womack and spent time in India as a student documentarian for Tibetans in Exile Today. In this role, Thomas worked with local businesses to provide sustainable employment opportunities for refugees. Prior to his time in India, he worked in Belize as a microlending project leader for Belize Community Development, where he screened prospective loan recipients, prepared loan contracts, and allotted loan funds. In his free time, Thomas can be found running in Forest Park or attending concerts at The Pageant. Thomas is a big Razorback fan, and enjoys a variety of college sports.

Matthew StrandUniversity of Iowa College of Law / University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business, B.B.A. Accounting and Finance

Matthew finished in the top 5% of his 1L class. Prior to law school, Matthew was a tax intern at Clifton Larson Allen, where he prepared more than 200 state and federal income tax returns for individuals, corporations, and trusts. Additionally, Matthew was a bank teller at MidWestOne Bank, and he spent time as a tax preparer for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). He studied abroad in Shanghai and Beijing as part of his undergraduate program at The University of Iowa. Matthew enjoys golfing, running, and watching sports.

Lindsey WalkerWashington University School of Law / Indiana University, B.A. History and Spanish

Lindsey finished in the top 1% of her 1L class. During college, Lindsey studied abroad in Barcelona, where she was an English conversation instructor. Lindsey also interned for the office of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. As the team captain of the undergraduate mock trial at Indiana University, she won nine outstanding attorney awards as the closing attorney and led the team to the 2017 National Championship Tournament for the first time in school history, where her team finished fifth. Most recently, Lindsey was a preschool teacher for Primrose School at West Carmel in Carmel, Indiana. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. She also likes board games, animals, and cooking.

Second year law students (JD 2019):

Rachel Kent, Washington University School of Law / College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Spanish, Minor in Education Studies

Rachel is returning to Lewis Rice for a second summer. Prior to law school, Rachel served The International Institute of St. Louis in two capacities: as an AmeriCorps member of the Education Department, she recruited and trained volunteers and prospective clients for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services classes; and as an English as a Second Language intern, Rachel developed special programs, facilitated citizenship and English classes, and conducted citizenship mock interviews. In law school, Rachel is the managing editor of Jurisprudence Review, the only student-run jurisprudential journal in the country. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, working out at Orange Theory Fitness, and fulfilling her duties on the Zoo Young Professionals Board.

Nicholas Lovejoy, University of Arkansas School of Law / University of Central Missouri, B.S.B.A., Economics

Nick spent last summer with Lewis Rice. He is ranked first in his class at the University of Arkansas, and he will be a note and comment editor for the Arkansas Law Review for his 3L year. He wrestled for the University of Central Missouri and served as team captain his senior year. Nick serves in the Missouri National Guard, and during his last two years in college, he assisted in leading monthly training exercises, organizing soldiers, and was a member of the University’s Fighting Mules Battalion ROTC, in which he was a Military Science IV Cadet. Nick enjoys watching sports in his free time.

Griffin Lowry, Washington University School of Law / Columbia University, B.A., English and Comparative Literature

Griffin is returning to Lewis Rice for a second summer. As a legal intern for The Finn Group in college, Griffin worked on commission attachments, talent agreements, and location and appearance releases. After graduation, he worked for two years as an AA-rated analyst for Credit Suisse, where his work included a global retention project and talent development and training programs. Griffin cares deeply about children’s rights and thus is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care. His hobbies include piano and music, travel, health and fitness, and Cardinals baseball. He is also an active member of the Columbia Football Players Club, an association of Columbia football alumni who mentor current players and fundraise for team initiatives.

Katherine Main, Saint Louis University School of Law / Truman State University, B.A., English

Kate spent her 1L summer with Lewis Rice. She is in the top 5% of her class at SLU Law. Prior to law school, Kate worked for nearly three years as a paralegal for Thompson Coburn and, more recently, Meyerkord & Meyerkord in St. Louis. In this role, she assisted with research, correspondence, production, deposition and trial preparation, organization, and client communication. Kate is the president of the SLU Business Law Association and treasurer of the SLU Law Brady Campaign Chapter. In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, baking, reading, and deciding what to watch on Netflix.

Jack Terschluse, Washington University School of Law / Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., Political Science, minors in History and Leadership

Jack is returning to Lewis Rice for a second summer. He is ranked in the top 5% of his law school class. Jack spent his first year of law school as a legal research assistant for Professor Lee Epstein, researching and presenting his findings on Supreme Court and federal cases. Jack also worked as a judicial intern for the Hon. Nancy J. Rosenstengel for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois. Additionally, as fundraising chair for the Graduate Legacy Program at the Washington University Catholic Student Center, Jack developed new fundraising and outreach strategies. Jack is an ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, enjoys weightlifting, spin classes, reading, and spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks in the summer.

Kansas City Office

First year law student (2020)

Samantha Patterson, University of Kansas School of Law / University of Arkansas, B.A. Political Science, Minor in Legal Studies

Prior to law school, Sammy worked as a legal assistant for Moehlman Law Firm, LLC in Kansas City. She has experience drafting pleadings, attending depositions and court hearings, and conducting research, among others. In law school, Sammy serves on the event planning and fundraising committees for the Student Federal Bar Association, as well as the event planning committee for the Women in Law Society. Sammy is ranked in the top 5% of her class.

Second year law students (JD 2019):

Daniel PetroskyUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, University of Kansas, B.A. Political Science and International Studies

Last summer, Daniel worked as a judicial intern for the United States District Courts for the Honorable Stephen R. Bough. While there, he wrote draft orders, conducted research, and attended hearings, trials, and sentences. Last summer Daniel also served as a law clerk for M. Blake Heath, Trial Attorney LLC in Kansas City. In the fall, he worked for Federal Aviation Administration as a legal intern, and in the spring, Daniel was a legal intern for the United States Attorney's Office in Kansas City. Additionally, Daniel served in the United States Marine Corps as a drone pilot and legal officer.