Class of 2007
Presenting the 20 Under 30 Class of 2007.
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The Legal Eagle
Jennifer Growcock, 28
Attorney, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP
Jennifer is a lawyer, which means she throws around words like “fiduciary” and “pro se” and other stuff even an editor has to look up. But that’s okay—when you’re 28 years old and have already argued before the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals (with another case on the docket there this summer) you can use whatever words you want. Jennifer, an up-and-comer with local firm Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, LLP., specializes in business and commercial cases (e.g. employment cases.) One current case that has this Oskaloosa, Iowa, native excited involves trust litigation...and lots of money, “Which is never bad,” Jennifer says with a grin. But Jennifer isn’t that kind of lawyer. She has a full slate outside billable hours; she’s a member of Junior League and the Missouri Bar Association, a DCO volunteer and has serious travel and shopping addictions—not to mention a baby due this fall with husband and fellow attorney Matt. Jennifer says her courtroom style can sometimes be “Ally McBeal–like,” depending on the case. Now there’s a lawyer we can wrap our minds around.
Finish this sentence: When I’m 40 I hope _________: “I have a large family and am a partner at Blackwell.”
Who would play you in a movie of your life? Reese Witherspoon
If you could eat one meal in Springfield, and budget isn’t an obstacle, where would you eat? Flame
You have an iPod and can only download one album. What is it? “Something country. Keith Urban.”
In an honest moment, what would you tell someone about your job? “It’s rewarding, but the hours are long.”
If you could be on a reality show, what would it be? The Amazing Race
First website you hit every morning: Blackwell Sanders home page
Movie: Love Actually
Adult beverage: Margarita “Though that’s on hold for a while.”
TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
Fast food indulgence: Steak ‘n’ Shake cheeseburger
Book: Pride and Prejudice
Take your pick:
Time machine or omniscience? Time machine
Black tie or comfy sweats? Comfy sweats
John or Paul? John
MySpace or Facebook? Neither
Deal or No Deal? No Deal. “I’m a lawyer.”
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