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Legal Legends

The St. Louis legal community is filled with African Americans who have made tremendous contributions to the legal profession and individuals who have historically been avid supporters of African American attorneys. Although the Mound City Bar Association (MCBA) and other organizations have done an outstanding job of recognizing some of these individuals, there are many pioneers/trailblazers whose contributions have gone unrecognized. To that end, in July, 2006, the MCBA established the Legal Legend award to thank and pay homage to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the St. Louis legal profession and/or have been historical supporters of African American attorneys. It is our honor and privilege to recognize our Legal Legends.

MCBA Legal Legend Award Recipients:


Ira M. Young

Rita Montgomery Hollie

Harold L. Whitfield

Hon. Michael B. Calvin

Hon. Evelyn M. Baker

Special Presentation to

Hon. Ronnie L. White


Hon. Leslie E. H. Brown

Wayne C. Harvey


Thad Hollie Jr.

Hon. Anne-Marie Clarke


Hon. Booker T. Shaw

Hon. Charles A. Shaw

Hon. Freeman R. Bosley Jr.

Hon. Sandra Farragut-Hemphill


Raymond Howard

James R. Neely, Jr.


Worsham "Chuck" Caldwell Jr.

Wayman Smith III

Hon. David Lee Vincent III

Keith H. Williamson


Jerry M. Hunter

Hon. Donald L. McCullin


Hon. Angela Turner Quigless

Reuben A. Shelton


Hon. Jimmie Edwards

Larry Deskins


Larry Hale

Veo Peoples

Dorothy White-Coleman


Mrs. Frankie Muse-Freeman (posthumously)


Mary E. Nelson

Mark Darrell

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