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Overview

Mary Grace has a mind for details and she’s knowledgeable as to the history and roots of constitutional issues and election law.

Mary Grace’s strong drafting and public speaking skills make her a valued member of the firm’s White Collar, Internal Investigations & Compliance team. She’s known for her ability to analyze statutes and regulations and build arguments for individuals, companies and municipalities as they navigate dealings with state and federal agencies. She aims to stay on top of every detail and improve each client’s experience at every stage of their legal matter.

Prior to joining the firm, Mary Grace was the Acting Director of a small historical society. She also held legal internships and externships with The Hon. Mary Russell, Supreme Court of Missouri; The Hon. Colleen Dolan, Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District St. Louis; and Representative Michael Butler, Missouri House of Representatives.


Service

Education

  • J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
    • Iowa Law Moot Court Program, Executive Director
    • Mark and Marilyn Wunder Nonprofit Excellence Award
    • Appellate Advocacy Award – Commencement Honors
    • Appellate Advocacy Top Oralist
    • Appellate Advocacy Top Advocate
    • William S. Anderson Scholarship Award Recipient for Appellate Advocacy
    • Study Abroad: London Law Program, British Legal Studies
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Community Empowerment Law Project Student Clinician
  • B.A., Allegheny College
    • Dean of Students Justice Award
    • Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society

Admissions

  • Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
Outside the Office

Having studied studio arts in college, Mary Grace dabbles in ceramics and sculpture. She also enjoys hiking, and has backpacked in and around Europe. Climbing Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Scotland, was a literal high point. At home, Mary Grace spends time with her rescue dog, Bear.

Community Leadership

Mary Grace has been riding horses since she was 8 years old, starting out in her local 4-H. In 2020, she began volunteering with the Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, a 165-acre haven for hundreds of neglected horses and other farm animals. She enjoys riding and caring for the horses, preparing them for adoption.

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