July 5, 2012 – ST. LOUIS – Amy Lorenz-Moser, a partner in Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation practice group, will receive the prestigious American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico award for her dedicated work on behalf of abused women. She is one of only five winners throughout the country who will be honored during an Aug. 6, 2012 luncheon being held during the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago.
Lorenz-Moser’s efforts garnered national attention in 2010 when she won freedom for two women who had been convicted of killing their husbands at a time when Missouri barred evidence of domestic abuse in murder trials. The women had each spent more than 30 years behind bars.
Because of her determination and dedicated pro bono work, Lorenz-Moser was awarded Missouri Lawyers Weekly highest honor “Lawyer of the Year” as well as the Spirit of Justice Award from the Fellows of the St. Louis Bar Foundation. She has also been honored with Saint Louis University School of Law’s Excellence Award and Webster University Alumni Association’s Loretto Award for social justice.
Lorenz-Moser, who has been advocating on behalf of abused women since law school, received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law in 2000 and B.A. from Webster University in 1997.
The ABA Pro Bono Publico Award is presented each year by the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service to honor individual lawyers, law firms, law schools, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession that have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the poor.
About Armstrong Teasdale: Armstrong Teasdale LLP, with more than 250 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and China and double-digit revenue growth in 2011, has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 18 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is ranked in the 2012 lists of the nation’s largest law firms: the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal. For more information, please visit www.armstrongteasdale.com.