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Why Support LSEM?

Here are some testimonials from key donors and supporters.

Also, please watch this short video to learn more about who we are and what we do. Other videos are available on our YouTube Channel.


Husch Blackwell, LLP



"Husch Blackwell is proud to partner with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri in supporting its mission to provide critical legal services for our community, and we encourage others to join us in supporting LSEM financially."

Maurice Watson, Chairman, Husch Blackwell, LLP


Thompson Coburn LLP

Tom_Minogue.jpg"To us, being a lawyer means upholding the highest ideals of justice. Our support of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri is a direct extension of that mission. That's why we annually fund the William G. Guerri Chair - in the name of our longtime Managing Partner, Bill Guerri - so an LSEM attorney can work exclusively on educational access for disadvantaged children. Better lives and a brighter future for hundreds of Missourians: that is the goal of LSEM, and Thompson Coburn is proud and humbled to support those fundamental rights."

Tom Minogue, Chairman, Thompson Coburn LLP


Bryan Cave LLP

Don_Lents.jpg"Reflecting one of the long-standing traditions of our profession, Bryan Cave's core values include a commitment to making a difference in our communities and society. We have a special obligation to make our professional skills and assistance available to those who cannot afford to pay for legal services, and our dedication to providing excellent service extends to all of our clients, including those we represent on a pro bono basis. Our lawyers and staff contribute those things we have in abundance – legal expertise, passion and a deep desire to help meet the needs of underserved people."

Don G. Lents, Former Chair of the Firm, Bryan Cave LLP


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“As an attorney, I am a supporter of LSEM because I have personally seen how they helped someone who was unable to afford legal services.”

Annette Heller, Attorney at Law


Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C.


“Gray, Ritter & Graham has been a strong supporter of LSEM for many years. Why? Access to Justice is a fundamental American Value. Often a person’s rights can only be protected if they have a lawyer. Without a lawyer, the system frequently doesn’t work. Legal Services ensures that the rights of the poor are protected.”

Maurice B. Graham, President, Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. 


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“All members of our society need legal services at times. LSEM does a great job serving people who cannot afford to pay a lawyer, but can’t continue its important work without adequate funding.”

Gerald P. Greiman, Partner, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP