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Nov 15

Paul Venker Elected Trustee of The Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society

Baker Sterchi attorney Paul Venker has been elected as a trustee of The Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society.

Established in 1983 as a Missouri non-profit corporation, the Society's founders included descendants of former judges William H. Leedy, William A.R. Dalton, William E. Tipton and Virginia Henwood Gottlieb. Initially, the Society was dedicated to publishing a history of the Supreme Court of Missouri, actively seeking the location and acquisition of memorabilia associated with individuals connected to the court and restoring portraits of former judges. The Society’s current objectives include the restoration and maintenance of the interior furnishings of the Supreme Court Building, the upkeep of educational facilities within the building for the public and the acquisition of items to enhance the building.

Active in the St. Louis legal community, Venker currently serves as President of the Freedom Suits Memorial Foundation, which played a pivotal role in orchestrating the construction of the Freedom Suits Memorial on the eastern plaza of the Civil Courts Building. Additionally, he has previously served as President of the St. Louis Bar Foundation and continues a member of its Board of Directors.

Throughout his career, Venker’s practice has been focused on trials and appeals. He has successfully taken dozens of trials to verdict in a variety of cases ranging from employment discrimination and medical malpractice to product liability and other serious personal injury and general liability matters. He has been an active appellate lawyer since clerking at the Missouri Supreme Court.