Susan McGreevy, Megan McCurdy Named Women’s Justice Award Winners
KANSAS CITY (March 11, 2015)—Stinson Leonard Street LLP is proud to announce that attorneys Susan McGreevy and Megan McCurdy were named 2015 Women’s Justice Awards Honorees by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
Each year the paper recognizes women attorneys from across the state who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.
McGreevy received a Business Practitioner Award. It recognizes women who improve the quality of justice and contribute to the betterment of the profession. McGreevy is a well-known construction attorney and a partner in the firm’s Kansas City office. She has negotiated contracts and solved problems on some of the most well-known construction projects in the area and represented clients in multimillion dollar lawsuits in court. She is routinely asked to serve as a mediator and arbitrator as well as present training sessions on new laws and regulations affecting the industry. McGreevy has also written and spoken extensively on virtually all areas of construction law and serves as a guest lecturer at regional universities. In 2014 she was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Builders Association Kansas City Chapter/AGC. She is the first person appointed to the board that did not come from a traditional construction business.
McGreevy started her career in the Civil Division the U.S. Department of Justice where she represented the United States in construction litigation.
McCurdy received a Rising Star Award, reserved for attorneys in their first decade of practice who have already made a difference in the justice system and who appear on a path toward even greater accomplishment. She was recently elected partner and is a litigator in the firm’s Kansas City office. She represents clients in financial service actions, contract disputes, business torts and product liability actions. Recently she assisted in the successful defense of a class action claim against a Fortune 100 infant care company pertaining to alleged chemical risks associated with use of the company's products. Class certification was denied. She was also on the defense team for a collection of bank clients against multimillion dollar claims of liability.
McCurdy earned her law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2007. She is the Vice Chair of the Board to the Women's Employment Network and a Board Member of the UMKC’s School of Law Alumni Association.
Stinson Leonard Street was the only law firm with two Women’s Justice Award winners. The paper is hosting an awards dinner April 30 in St. Louis.