Lewis Rice Welcomes 2021 Summer AssociatesMay 24, 2021
Lewis Rice is pleased to introduce its Summer Associate Class of 2021, which hails from five different law schools and 11 universities. More information on each summer associate follows.
First Year Law Students (JD 2023)
St. Louis Office
Hilary Alden, Washington University School of Law / William Jewel College, B.A., Oxbridge History of Ideas, French
Hilary ("Hilli") graduated from William Jewel College in 2018 with a major in philosophy and French from the Oxbridge Honors Program. She spent her junior year at the University of Oxford at Mansfield College, where she rowed crew. Her studies in philosophy led to an interest in the law, which she confirmed while working as a legal assistant for the Murphy Law Firm for two years before starting law school.
Olivia Dixon, Saint Louis University School of Law / Fordham University, B.A., International Political Economy, Economics
Olivia graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University where she doubled majored in international political economy and economics. During college, Olivia was a committee member for College Access, an organization that works towards making higher education more accessible for underprivileged students.
Thomas Farrell, Washington University School of Law / University of California, B.A., Marine Science
Upon graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, Tom was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy through UC Berkeley's Navy ROTC program. Following the completion of the Navy's two-year nuclear propulsion training pipeline, Tom served onboard two nuclear ballistic missile submarines. Following completion of his five-year service commitment, Tom coordinated military and veteran relationship management across Colorado for US Sentator Michael Bennet. Most recently, Tom served as a technical project manager for the State of Oregon.
Tiffany Middlemas, Washington University School of Law / Truman State University, B.A., Comparative Social Science
Tiffany graduated cum laude from Truman State University, where she created her own interdisciplinary major, comparative social science, and focused her research on women in the workforce. She also served as a summer intern for The Boeing Company for three consecutive summers. Tiffany served as the Student Representative to the Board of Governors at Truman State University for her final two years of college, and she is a member of the Student Bar Association at WashU Law.
Peyton Rosencrants, University of Missouri School of Law / University of Missouri, B.J., Journalism
During college, Peyton was president of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, vice president of the undergraduate mock trial program, and an academic fellow in the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. She interned for the Missouri Attorney General's Office and was a copy editor at the Columbia Missourian. Peyton was a paralegal for the housing law program at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and served on St. Louis Public Radio's Young Friends board. She is the public outreach chair of the Health Law Society and was on the winning team for the in-house Tax and Transactional Law Competition.
John Sinclair, Saint Louis University School of Law / University of Missouri, B.S., Business Administration
After college, John worked in the automotive industry in a variety of different areas at the dealership, from sales to service. He concluded his employment as a service manager where he supervised more than 50 union employees.
Cyrie Wilson, Washington University School of Law / Washington University, B.A., Applied Mathematics
During college, Cyrie majored in applied mathematics and minored in writing. Following graduation, Cyrie worked in New York City at Tory Burch in Global Planning, and most recently, at Tapestry, Inc. as the Senior Manager of the Wholesale Division for Coach.
Kansas City Office
Toni Ruo, University of Kansas School of Law / Saint Louis University, Master of Accountancy, B.S., Accounting
After graduating from Saint Louis University and becoming a Certified Public Accountant, Toni was a tax associate for BKD CPAs and Advisors and a tax preparer for Catherine L. Schlueter, CPA. In law school, Toni is ranked third in her class, and she is a member of KU Women in Law. Outside of school, Toni is the principal French horn for the Kansas City, Kansas Community Orchestra. She is also a member of the KC Horn Club.
Second Year Law Students (JD 2022)
St. Louis Office
Patrick Ganninger, Saint Louis University School of Law / University of Notre Dame, B.A., Political Science
Patrick spent his 1L summer with Lewis Rice. Throughout college, Patrick worked in Missouri politics, interning on Eric Schmitt's campaign for State Treasurer and subsequently in Schmitt's office in the capitol. During his junior year summer, Patrick interned with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C., where he helped design a prototype mobile application for the DC Metro. Patrick is the General Managing Editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.
Grace Hambuchen, University of Missouri School of Law / Saint Louis University, B.A., Political Science, Political Journalism, Communications and Legal Studies
During her 1L summer, Grace interned for Judge Mary R. Russell at the Missouri Supreme Court and Judge Philip M. Hess at the Eastern District Missouri Court of Appeals as a Judge Lawrence G. Crahan Judicial Fellow. During college, Grace competed on the USA Shooting International Trap Team. She also interned for the Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's Office and for Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. for the Western District of Missouri. She will be the 2021-22 Managing Editor of the Missouri Law Review.
Jenna Koleson, Saint Louis University School of Law / Southern Illinois University, B.S., Business Administration
Jenna spent her 1L summer with Lewis Rice. Before law school, Jenna worked for two different Department of Defense agencies, performing internal auditing and contracting work. In undergraduate, she studied abroad in Germany and taught English in South Korea for a year. She will be the Editor-in-Chief of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, Volume 66.
Ryan Krutz, Saint Louis University School of Law / University of Notre Dame, B.A., Political Science
Ryan spent his 1L summer at Lewis Rice. At the University of Notre Dame, Ryan was a member of the men’s soccer team, served as a team representative for the Student Athlete Advisory Council, and majored in political science. He serves as an editor on the Saint Louis University Law Journal.
Andrew Meyer, University of Missouri School of Law / Missouri University of Science and Technology, B.S., Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Andrew spent his 1L summer with Lewis Rice. He graduated from Missouri S&T in 2011 and worked for eight years in the automotive industry, designing and programming factory automation. After years of careful consideration, Andrew followed his call to law school at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Outside of classes, Andrew was a member of the 2019 Mizzou Mock Trial team and was part of the winning team for the in-house mock trial competition.
Jacquelyn Sicilia, Saint Louis University School of Law / University of Mississippi, B.A.S., Criminal Justice
During her 1L summer, Jacquelyn worked as an extern at the EEOC and the United States Attorney's Office. She graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi where she studied both criminal justice with an emphasis in homeland security and Spanish. During college, Jacquelyn interned at the Oxford Municipal Court and volunteered for an organization that promotes literacy in children. After graduation, Jacquelyn worked at a mortgage company and as a substitute teacher. She also serves as the Executive Editor for Volume 66 of the SLU Law Journal and is Co-President of WLSA.
Kansas City Office
Chance Lasater, University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law / University of Missouri - Columbia, B.A., Political Science
Chance spent his 1L summer with the Lewis Rice Kansas City office. In college at the University of Missouri - Columbia, Chance worked for a car dealership in various roles ranging from lead detailer to salesman to buyer. There he honed his skills in problem solving for clients, negotiating, and decision-making. He is ranked first in his class at UMKC, where he is a member of the Federal Bar Association for the Student Division. He also serves as an articles editor for the UMKC Law Review.