St. Louis’ Premier Legal Soiree raises funds, renews support

ST. LOUIS – The Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s 30th annual Justice For All Ball, hosted was held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton. This year’s 30th Anniversary event attracted more than 400 guests to celebrate in style with gourmet banquet stations, music, entertainment, a special “justice-tini” cocktail and a silent auction.

Co-Chairs of the event were Paula Finlay (AT&T) and Priscilla Murray (Husch Blackwell LLP) with Auction Chair Tracy Tabb (Brown & James, P.C.). Special Honorary Chairs for the event were Edna Mae Graham, who founded the event committee and served as its first Chair in 1997, and Doreen Dodson, who served as Honorary Chair in 1997. Also attending the event this year with St. Louis attorney Shevon Harris, was former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.

Presenting Sponsor for the event was Missouri Lawyers Media, with Sustaining Sponsor Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and Supporting Sponsors Emerson and Thompson Coburn, LLP. Contributing Sponsors were: Armstrong Teasdale, LLP; Association of Corporate Counsel – St. Louis; Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, L.C.; Brown & James, P.C.; Capes Sokol; Dowd Bennett LLP; Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.; Husch Blackwell LLP; Newman Bronson & Wallis; Polsinelli PC; Stange Law Firm, PC; The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Co. and The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

L to R: Dan Glazier, Executive Director & General Counsel; Paula Finlay and Priscilla Murray, Event Co-Chairs; Tracy Tabb, Auction Chair

L to R: Ryan Turnage, Young Friends Vice President, and his wife Stephanie Turnage

L to R: Legal Services Attorney Latasha Barnes with Sheikera Balentine

L to R: Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner Charlie Weiss with his wife Suzie

L to R: Seth Crompton, Jennifer Matthew, Missouri Bar President Thomas Bender
with Tina Bender, Missouri Bar Vice President Hon. John Grimm with Angie Grimm, Hon. J.B. Lasater with Julie Lasater

L to R: Honorary Chairs Edna Mae Graham (2nd left) and Doreen Dodson (far right) with their spouses, Marcy Graham (1st left) and Dana Spitzer (2nd right)

Former heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield


About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 64 years. In 2019, 30,000 people in
21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit www.lsem.org.