- Brooke Rank, a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, joined the firm this month and concentrates her practice in the areas of civil litigation and creditor’s rights. She is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Kansas Bar, and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court of Kansas and the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.
- Carrie Mermis is a 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, and she received her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2003. She is a member of the Missouri Bar and Georgia Bar, and is also admitted to practice in the Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia. Ms. Mermis is a specialist in bankruptcy practice.
- Mary Walsh is a 2006 graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law, where she was an editor and member of the Dayton Law Review. She graduated with a B.A. in 2003 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Focusing on civil litigation and real estate, Walsh is a member of the American Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Lawyers’ Association of St. Louis and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers.
- James Fletcher, Jr. is a 2006 graduate of Washburn University School of Law. Upon graduation, he served as the law clerk for the Honorable Kelly J. Moorhouse at the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, and is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, with his practice concentrated in the areas of civil litigation and creditor's rights.
- Emily Hess is a 2006 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where she served as a Board Member and Literary Editor of the UMKC Law Review. While attending law school, she interned as a law clerk for the Honorable Scott O. Wright at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Hess' practice is concentrated in the areas of civil litigation and creditor’s rights.
Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen Add Five New Attorneys
As the foreclosure mess has continued to push forward, those law firms that specialize in protecting creditor's rights have seen business booming like never before. Missouri and Kansas-based Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen, P.C. -- one the Midwest's larger such law firms -- said earlier this week that it has brought five new attorneys on board to help the firm manage its growing workload.