Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Expands and Promotes Legal Team

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has recently hired three attorneys to provide legal assistance to low-income clients in eastern Missouri and promoted a fourth attorney to a new role.

Amy Kester has joined as a Special Projects Attorney to serve clients living with HIV/AIDS. The position is funded through a Ryan White grant from the City of St. Louis. Kester is a 2002 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law

Terry Lawson has joined as an attorney with the Consumer Law Program. He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law. Lawson is Chair of the Missouri Chapter of the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

Margaret LaMore was promoted to Program Director with the Children’s Legal Alliance. LaMore has worked as an attorney with the program since 2013 and is a 2011 graduate of Washington University School of Law.


About Legal Services of Eastern Missouri: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has provided free civil legal help for low-income families for 62 years. In 2017 nearly 26,000 people in 21 counties of eastern Missouri received services from four regional offices. For more information, please visit