2018-2019 Bar Years Elections Candidates
Members-at-Large (5 seats to serve 2-year terms)
Carolyn M. Husmann
211 North Broadway, Suite 2700
St. Louis, MO 63102
I am a Partner at HeplerBroom, LLC. I graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 2003. I have been a member of BAMSL for over 15 years, joining as a law student. I am currently serving on the Board of Governors as a Member-at-Large, and have since 2012. While on the board, I have served on the Bench & Bar Planning Committees for 2012 and 2013. I have also been an active member of the Women In the Legal Profession Section for several years, including holding various leadership positions between 2011 and 2013. I have also served on various committees within the Women In the Legal Profession Section. In addition to my service above, I have served as a frequent evaluator for the various mock trial programs hosted by BAMSL each year and volunteer at the Motion for Kids Holiday Party regularly. I also strive to be an active member in other sections and divisions of BAMSL, including the Trial Section and previously the Young Lawyers’ Division. I am also a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, and Defense Research Institute.
10 South Broadway, Suite 2000
St. Louis, MO 63102
Andrew Hartnett draws on his recent experience as the Missouri Commissioner of Securities to give clients an insider’s view of the regulations facing the securities industry. He has had extensive involvement in matters related to data security and has spoken across the country on topics including state securities regulations, cybersecurity and protection for senior investors.
Andrew served as Commissioner of Securities for Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander from 2013 to 2016. As Commissioner, he directed the Missouri Securities Division and heard cases filed by the Enforcement Section of the Division. Among his achievements while Securities Commissioner, Andrew:
- Spearheaded the drafting and passage of the Missouri Senior Savings Protection Act to prevent financial exploitation of senior citizens, one of the first statutes of its kind nationwide.
- Initiated and chaired a Cybersecurity Committee of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), creating the cybersecurity program now used by most state regulators.
- Chaired the Broker-Dealer Section and the Enforcement Section for NASAA as well as committees focused on cybersecurity, technology and federal legislation.
Before his appointment as Commissioner of Securities, Andrew served as Chief of Staff to then-Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster and was an Assistant Attorney General in the office’s Consumer Protection Division, handling all aspects of consumer protection, antitrust and securities investigations and litigation. His work there included directing an investigation of a major seller of vehicle service contracts and obtaining an indictment of its owners, who pleaded guilty to stealing and fraud. He also served as co-counsel in price-fixing antitrust litigation that involved more than $1.1 billion in settlements.
Before his public service, Andrew started his career in private practice in St. Louis.
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Securities Section, chair 2017-2018
North American Securities Administrators Association, past member and chair for the Broker-Dealer Section, Enforcement Section, Cybersecurity Committee, Federal Legislation Committee and Technology Committee
Saint Louis Priory School Alumni Board
Kristine H. Bridges
Roberts, Wooten & Zimmer, L.L.C.
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2000 Missouri Bar
2000 Illinois Bar
2000 U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
2013 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
St. Louis University School of Law. J.D. (2000)
• Public Law Review Administrative Editor
• Women Law Students’ Association – Treasurer
Roberts, Wooten & Zimmer, L.L.C. Associate (2016-Present)
Primary represented plaintiffs in personal injury matters, Workers’ Compensation matters and family law matters
Thompson Coburn, LLP. Associate (2002 – 2013), Counsel (2013 – 2016)
Primarily handled FELA litigated cases, products liability cases and business litigation cases.
Brown & James, P.C. Associate (2001 – 2002)
Primarily handled cases appealed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
Brasher Law Firm, L.C. Associate/Law Clerk (1999 – 2001)
Primarily handled FELA litigated cases.
Law Office of H. Carl Runge, Jr. Law Clerk (1999)
Worked as a law clerk on a variety of cases representing plaintiffs.
Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
• 2012-2013. Past President
• 2011-2012. President
• 2010-2011. President Elect
• 2009-2010. Secretary
• 2007-2009. Member at Large
American Bar Association
• The Women Advocate Committee
Missouri Bar Association
• 2012. Missouri Bar Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
• 2013-2015. Member-at-Large
• 2015-2016. Secretary
• Communications Committee Chair
• 2016-2017. Member-at-Large
• Communications Committee Chair
Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Missouri
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
• Chair, Women’s Forum (thru 2016)
• Technology Committee (thru 2016)
Women’s Justice Awards – Litigation Practitioner 2013
Missouri Bar Pro Bono Publico Award 2015
Women Lawyers’ Association – President’s Award
Andrea D. McNairy
Brown & Crouppen, P.C.
211 N Broadway, Suite 1600
St. Louis, MO 63102
Andrea McNairy is a trial attorney with emphasis on wrongful death, product liability, premises liability and complex auto accident litigation. Ms. McNairy has litigated cases throughout Missouri and Illinois and has briefed cases for appeal, including cases for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Seventh Circuits. She has also litigated several cases in federal courts across the country.
Ms. McNairy was named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers in Missouri, a Rising Star for Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She was also recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly on several occasions for being one of Missouri's Winningest Plaintif's Lawyers.
Andrea is very active in several pro bono programs including the Missouri Eastern District volunteer limited scope representation group and Illinois Southern District pro bono volunteer group. These groups focus on providing free counsel and assistance to persons of limited means and income.
Ms. McNairy received her Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law where she was Managing Editor of the Public Law Review and received an Academic Excellence Award. Andrea received undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Major: Political Science
Common Law Unfair Competition in Missouri: More than Palming Off, Co-Author, The St. Louis Bar Journal, Summer 2007
Mental Capacity and the Death Penalty, Co-Author of Foreword, The Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 2.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Super Lawyers Rising Star 2011, 2013
National Trial Lawyers Association Top 40 Under 40
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum(C)
Up & Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly
SuperLawyers “Rising Star” Award
Winningest Plaintiff Attorneys, Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly
Husch Blackwell LLP
190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63105
As a member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education industry team, Jason represents clients in complex individual and class action disputes across the country, focusing heavily on business torts and other commercial issues, including consumer fraud, antitrust, securities fraud, and the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Jason regularly counsels clients on compliance matters related to antitrust, trade regulation, and unfair competition. In addition, Jason devotes a substantial part of his practice to matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property disputes, and appellate litigation on behalf of a broad range of clients.
Jason serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee in St. Louis and on the firm-wide Diversity Council.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association
- The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
- National LGBT Bar Association
Awards and Recognition
- Association of Corporate Counsel, Value Champion, 2017
- The Missouri Bar, Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2015-2016
- The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Minorities in the Legal Profession Committee
- Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel
- St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
- The Hon. Jean Hamilton, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
Christina Lewis Abate
The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company
1717 Hidden Creek Court
St. Louis, Missouri 63131
Christina is the Director of LPL Underwriting and responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the department, and serves as a valuable member of the company’s management team.
Christina served in the role of Risk Manager with The Bar Plan from 2007-2015. As a Risk Manager, she has written articles and a frequently presented on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and malpractice avoidance. She also provided valuable guidance to countless attorneys and law firms through The Bar Plan’s Law Practice Management Program and Risk Management Hotline. Prior to joining The Bar Plan, Christina was employed as a trial attorney with the Missouri State Public Defender System.
Christina is very active within the legal community both locally and nationally. She has served on The ABA Center for Professional Responsibility Diversity Committee and is the past Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Ethics and Professionalism Committee. She is a member of The Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metro St. Louis, and The American Bar Association. From 2011 – 2015 Christina served on The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section Council representing District 8 (Saint Louis County). Christina is a 2011 recipient of The St. Louis Bar Foundation Spirit of Justice Award. In 2012, she was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Christina co-chaired BAMSL's Motion for Kids committee for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.
Christina received her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2004 and her B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 2000.