Murdock Named to Benchmark's Top 250 Women in Litigation
(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Aug. 11, 2014 – Allison Murdock, deputy managing partner of Stinson Leonard Street LLP, was named to Benchmark's Top 250 Women in Litigation in 2014. Murdock has made the list three consecutive years, dating back to the inaugural issue.
Since 2012, Benchmark has issued its Top 250 Women in Litigation, the definitive guide to North America's leading women litigators. Benchmark selected its 2014 top 250 women litigators based on a U.S. market analysis and an exhaustive research cycle that ran from February to June.
Murdock became deputy managing partner of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP in 2010, retaining the role after the firm merged with Leonard, Street and Deinard to create Stinson Leonard Street LLP. She is also a member of the firm's Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.
In addition to her management roles, Murdock is a leading trial attorney in estate and trust matters. In the Missouri section of the 2014 Top 250 Women in Litigation, Benchmark notes:
Murdock has defended corporate fiduciaries against claims of fraud, negligence and breach of fiduciary duty arising from the creation and administration of trusts. Most recently, Murdock’s litigation practice has focused on defending trust termination and reformation actions, and adversary probate proceedings. Her recent clients include several national and regional banks.
"Allison has represented our clients in significant, complicated disputes, with judgment, poise and great advocacy skill," said Mark Hinderks, co-managing partner, Stinson Leonard Street. "She also brings an unrelenting work ethic and compass-like sense of responsibility to client service and to her role as deputy managing partner. She is a leader in every aspect of her performance."
Benchmark also recognized Murdock as a "Local Litigation Star" in 2012-2013 and a "Future Local Star" in 2009-2011. In 2011, the Kansas City Business Journal named Murdock to its annual "Women Who Mean Business" list.
Murdock is also involved in legal and community organizations. For example, she is currently a board member for Marillac, an organization that provides psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment and education for children up to age 17. She is a past board member for Cornerstones of Care, Inc.
Murdock earned law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
About Stinson Leonard Street
Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides sophisticated transactional and litigation legal services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. As one of the 75 largest firms in the U.S., Stinson Leonard Street has more than 520 attorneys and offices in 14 cities, including Minneapolis, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minn.; Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Decatur, Ill.; Wichita and Overland Park, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; and Bismarck, N.D.
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