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Stinson Leonard Street Adds 21 New Associates Across Firm's Geographic Footprint

Press Release
12.09.2015

Stinson Leonard Street LLP is proud to announce the addition of 21 new associates across the firm's geographic footprint. The firm welcomes:

Katherine Bechina, Matthew Brincks, Thomas Burman, Tamara Combs, Ashley Cross, Nicole Faulkner, Christina Hansen, Jenna Hueneger, Lindsay Johnson, Andrew Kuettel, Nicholas Lyden, Brittany Mitchell, James Montgomery, Brandon Nagy, Chad Richards, Julie Scheipeter, Alex Schoephoerster, Christopher Sevedge, Brett Shanks, William Thomson and Michael Vincent.

Katie Bechina is a litigation associate in the Kansas City office. She earned a B.A. in history and Spanish from Benedictine College in 2012 and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Bechina was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Matt Brincks joins the Corporate Finance Division in the Kansas City office. He earned a B.A. in political science and legal studies in 2011 from Northwestern University and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Chicago Law School. Brincks was a 2014 summer associate at the firm.

Tom Burman practices in the Energy, Mining, Transportation and Telecommunications Division in the Minneapolis office. He earned a B.A. in political science and environmental studies from Luther College in 2010 and a J.D. in 2014 from the University of Minnesota Law School. Burman was a 2013 summer associate at the firm and previously served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable David Doty of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Tamara Combs is a litigation associate in the Kansas City office. She earned a B.A. in political science in 2007 from Armstrong Atlantic State University, a master's of city and regional planning from Clemson University in 2010, and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Kansas. Combs was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Ashley Cross is a litigation associate in the Jefferson City office. She earned a B.A. in English literature in 2010 from Missouri State University and a J.D. in 2013 from the University of Missouri School of Law. She was a 2012 summer associate at the firm and previously served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Nanette Laughrey of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Nicole Faulkner practices in the Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Division in the Minneapolis office. She earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Florida in 2001 and a J.D. in 2015 from the William Mitchell College of Law. Faulkner was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Christina Hansen is a litigation associate in the Wichita office. Prior to joining the firm she was a research attorney for Chief Judge Thomas Malone of the Kansas Court of Appeals. She earned her B.A. from Kansas State University in print journalism and her J.D. from the Washburn University School of Law.

Jenna Hueneger joins the Private Business Group in the St. Louis office. She earned a B.A. in political science and a B.S. in economics and finance from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2012 and a J.D. in 2015 from Saint Louis University School of Law. Hueneger was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Lindsay Johnson joins the Banking and Financial Services Division in the Kansas City office. She earned a B.A. in business administration in 2012 from Drury University and a J.D. in 2015 from St. Louis University School of Law. Johnson was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Drew Kuettel joins the Corporate Finance Division in the Minneapolis office. He earned a B.S. in history and a B.A. in Spanish from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2012 and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Law School. Kuettel was a 2014 summer associate in the Minneapolis office.

Nicholas Lyden joins the Real Estate Division in the Minneapolis office. He earned a B.A. in political science and sociology of law in 2012 from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Brittany Mitchell is a litigation associate in the Minneapolis office. She earned her B.A. in government from Wesleyan University in 2007 and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Law School. She was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

James Montgomery is a litigation associate in the Kansas City office. He earned a B.S. in history and political science from the University of Central Missouri and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Missouri School of Law. He was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Brandon Nagy is a litigation associate in the Phoenix office. Prior to joining the firm he served as a judicial clerk for Judge James Teilborg of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. He earned a B.S. from the University of Arizona and a J.D. in 2013 from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Chad Richards is a litigation associate in the Washington, DC office. He earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Saint Thomas and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Michigan Law School. Richards was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Julie Scheipeter is a litigation associate in the St. Louis office. Prior to joining the firm she was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Kurt S. Odenwald of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. She earned her B.A. from Rockhurst University and her J.D. in 2013 from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Alex Schoephoerster joins the Private Business Group in the St. Cloud office. He earned a B.A. in political science and Hispanic studies from Saint John's University in 2011 and a J.D. in 2015 from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Chris Sevedge is a litigation associate in the Kansas City office. He earned a B.A. in philosophy and government from the University of Virginia in 2011 and a J.D. in 2015 from University of Virginia School of Law. Sevedge was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Brett Shanks is a litigation associate in the firm's Kansas City Office. He earned a B.S. from Park University, a M.S. from Avila University and a J.D. in December 2014 from Washburn University School of Law. Shanks was a 2014 summer associate with the firm.

Bill Thomson is a litigation associate in the Minneapolis office. He earned a B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin in 2009, a M.Phil. in early modern history from Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge in 2011, and a J.D. in 2014 from the University of Chicago Law School. He was a 2013 summer associate at the firm and previously served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable James Loken of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Michael Vincent is a litigation associate in the Phoenix office. Prior to joining the firm Vincent was a judicial clerk for the Honorable James Teilborg of the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and a judicial clerk for the Honorable Scott Timmer of the Arizona Supreme Court. Vincent earned his B.A. in Economics at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, and his J.D. in 2012 from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

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