Stinson Leonard Street Co-Managing Partner Mark Hinderks Receives Missouri Lawyers Award
Stinson Leonard Street LLP co-managing partner Mark D. Hinderks received a Missouri Lawyers Award today from Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Hinderks was recognized in the Law Firm Leaders category at an awards ceremony hosted by the publication. The Law Firm Leaders award honors firm executives who have demonstrated extraordinary vision, innovation and leadership.
Hinderks, together with Co-managing Partner Lowell Stortz and Deputy Managing Partner Allison Murdock, guided Stinson Morrison Hecker and Leonard, Street and Deinard through the biggest law firm merger of 2014. The combination was announced in September 2013 and became effective January 1, 2014. The combined Stinson Leonard Street is among the 100 largest law firms in the U.S. with more than 500 lawyers in 14 offices around the country. The new firm offers a variety of key legal services to clients in several industries.
“[W]e recognize Mark D. Hinderks … as one of the architects of the merger that resulted in Midwest regional firm Stinson Leonard Street,” the paper said in announcing Hinderks’ recognition.
The publication noted the work Hinderks and the leadership team did in 2014 to integrate the two firms and combine billing, training, marketing and technology systems, while still having one of the best financial years in either firm’s history.
The award is something the entire firm should be proud of, Hinderks said.
“This recognition belongs to the hundreds of attorneys and staff members who opened their hearts and minds to change and to provide even more robust service to clients, and who then worked tirelessly to make the transition to our new, combined firm as seamless as possible while continuing to provide exemplary client service,” Hinderks said. “We have accomplished so much already and I am excited for our opportunities to better serve our clients and grow our firm in 2015 and beyond.”
Hinderks is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has successfully defended business and governmental clients in cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars, and has also obtained multiple multimillion dollar judgments on their behalf.