Baker Sterchi Attorneys Recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers
Illinois Super Lawyers 2023 has named Member Laura Beasley to its list of Super Lawyers and Members Meghan Kane and Greg Odom to its list of Rising Stars. Odom is recognized in class action defense, and Beasley and Kane in personal injury defense. All three are in the firm's Belleville office.
Beasley is an experienced trial lawyer with a practice focused on civil defense litigation. She is the current president of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and is also a current board member of both the East St. Louis and St. Clair County Bar Associations. She received her law degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is admitted to practice in Illinois and Missouri.
Kane focuses her practice on product liability and toxic tort matters. She is a co-chair of Baker Sterchi’s Product Liability Practice Group and Vice Chair of the Illinois Defense Counsel’s Tort Committee. She received her law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Illinois and Missouri.
Odom focuses his practice on commercial litigation and toxic tort matters. He is on the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Board of Directors, and a founder and member of the Toxic Torts Committee. He received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law and is admitted to practice in Illinois and Missouri.
The Super Lawyers publication recognizes lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state.Rising Stars are top up-and-coming attorneys in a state who are 40 years old or younger, or who have been practicing for ten years or less, with only two and a half percent of attorneys recognized in each state.