Jenna Homeyer

Twelve outstanding young lawyers have been selected for The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy’s Class of 2019-2020.

Included in the class is Jenna Homeyer, Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, of Springfield. She is formerly of Salem.

Others selected for the program’s 20th class are:

Whitney Fay, Littler Mendelson, Kansas City

Elizabeth Hatting, Lathrop Gage LLP, Kansas City

Alexandra Hemphill, Capes Sokol, St. Louis

Tamar Hodges, Husch Blackwell LLP, Jefferson City

Jesus Osete, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, Kansas City

Ashley Ray, Missouri House of Representatives, Jefferson City

Shelly Rosenfelder, Husch Blackwell LLP, Springfield

Russell Shankland, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, Kansas City

Lesley Smith, Missouri State Public Defender, Kansas City

John Torbitzky, Behr, McCarter & Potter, PC, St. Louis

Robin Winn, Winn Law Firm, LLC, Columbia

Leadership Academy is composed of Missouri lawyers less than 40 years old or who have been admitted for 10 years or fewer, with an emphasis on diversity of ethnicity, culture, gender, area of practice, and region within the state. Members of each year's class participate in The Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, Board of Governors meetings, committee meetings and workshops specifically designed to achieve the goals of the Leadership Academy.

The class works closely with bar leaders to learn more about The Missouri Bar, cultivate leadership skills, and develop a public service project, which the class takes full responsibility for completing before the end of the class year. At the end of the year, members commit to at least two years of service through the bar to help improve the profession and help lawyers even better serve their clients.