Baker Sterchi Elects Five New Members in St. Louis and Kansas City
Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice elected five new Members, effective January 1:
Jessica Cozart (St. Louis), whose practice focuses on property and casualty litigation, insurance coverage and insurance defense involving claims of personal injury, premise and products liability, construction defects, and pharmaceutical liability. Cozart received her Juris Doctor from the Mississippi College School of Law and is admitted to practice in Illinois, Louisiana, and Missouri.
Noemi Donovan (Kansas City), whose practice focuses on surety bond litigation matters, debtor-creditor rights, premises liability and general business and civil litigation. She is a steering committee member of ALFA International’s Women’s Initiative Practice Group. Donovan received her Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota and is admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and Ohio.
Kehl Friesen (Kansas City), whose practice focuses on the defense of personal injury, products liability, premises liability, and general liability matters. He is a member of the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City and ALFA International’s Future Leaders Forum. He is a recipient of the 2021 Missouri Lawyers Media Up & Coming Award. Friesen received his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and is admitted to practice in Illinois, Kansas, and Missouri.
Douglas Hill (Kansas City), whose practice focuses on civil defense, including professional negligence, product liability, industrial and job site injuries, and general business litigation. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch for his personal injury and product liability litigation work in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Hill received his Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri.
John Kellogg (Kansas City), whose practice focuses on commercial litigation, premises liability, construction law, and personal injury, with an emphasis on defending insurance coverage, vexatious refusal to pay, and bad faith disputes on behalf of insurance carriers. He is a member of the DRI Insurance Law committee. Kellogg received his Juris Doctor from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri.