As a litigator, Renee represents clients engaged in environmental, complex business litigation, and employment and labor in both state and federal courts.

Overview

Renee has assisted in litigating across a range of areas, including environmental torts, business torts, ERISA litigation, employment discrimination and collective action litigation.

While studying law, Renee completed two summer internships with Stinson LLP. She also interned as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Judge Mary R. Russell of the Supreme Court of Missouri. During her final year of law school, Renee was the Editor-in-Chief of the Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review and published two articles.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"The Global Water Crisis and Enforcement of Existing Water Laws: Countdown to Day Zero," Guest Lecturer for Environmental Health, Masters of Public Health Program, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, February 1, 2019

Publications

Comment, “Are My Cornrows Unprofessional?: Title VII's Narrow Application of Grooming Policies, and its Effect on Black Women's Natural Hair in the Workplace," Business, Entrepreneurship and Tax Law Review, 2017

Comment, “Picking Cotton for Pennies: An Exploration into the Law's Modern Endorsement of a Free-Prison Workforce," Business Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review, 2018

Recognitions

Recognitions

CALI Award, Excellent Achievement in the Study of Advance Legal Research

CALI Award, Excellent Achievement in the Study of Internet Law and Practice

CALI Award, Excellent Achievement in the Study of Elder Law

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Bar Association

Jackson County Bar Association

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Citizens' Police Review Board, Columbia, MO, 2015-2017, Board Member

  • Provided an external and independent process for review for citizen complaints against the Columbia Police Department by reviewing citizens' appeals from the Police Chief's decisions on alleged police misconduct
  • Developed recommendations for the Police Chief to implement to improve officers' interactions with citizens

Global Health Medical Missionary Services, Belize, 2014, Medical Assistant

  • Worked in Clinic performing vital check-up services for the rural Belizean community
  • Traveled to small villages educating the community on modern health practices and available medical services

The Family Health Center, Columbia, MO, 2013-2014, Administrative Assistant

  • Updated medical records by interpreting medical referrals and drafting findings into patient health records

Woodcrest Chapel, Columbia, MO, 2013-2017, Small Group Leader

  • Taught classes by leading discussions and facilitating productive group participation

The Intersection, Columbia, MO, 2010-2011, Children's Group Fitness Instructor

  • Taught exercise classes for children ages: 5-10

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2018

Education

University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 2018

  • Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review, Editor in Chief

Columbia College, B.A., magna cum laude, with distinction, 2015

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