Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice attorneys Nathan Leming and Megan Stumph-Turner have been selected by Missouri Lawyers Media as 2019 Up & Coming honorees, joining a class of 50 attorneys under the age of 40 from around the state of Missouri to receive the award.
Leming, a Member in the firm’s St. Louis office, practices in the areas of commercial, employment and labor, medical malpractice, premises, product liability, and professional and management liability, throughout the Midwest.
He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), a preeminent invitation-only global legal organization founded in 1920 for attorneys of high professional standing who represent corporate and insurance interests. Comprised of approximately 2500 corporate and defense attorneys and executives, membership includes individuals from a majority of the companies listed in the FORTUNE 500.
He also serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for his local library. An avid runner, Leming is the "captain" of a team that competes yearly in an 82-mile trail relay race from St. Louis to Hermann, Missouri.
Stumph-Turner, a Member in the firm’s Kansas City office, practices in civil litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of creditor’s rights, financial services, real estate, and commercial litigation. Stumph-Turner has obtained dozens of favorable bench trial judgments for her banking clients and hundreds of favorable rulings on summary judgment.
She is the editor and lead contributor of Baker Sterchi’s Financial Services Law Blog, providing guidance and breaking news to banks and other financial institutions across the country. She also serves as the Kansas City Social Committee Chair and Kansas City Women’s Affinity Group Liaison to Baker Sterchi’s Diversity Committee.
Stumph-Turner is an IADC Trial Academy graduate and an Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court Barrister, a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and Bank Counsel of the Missouri Bankers Association, and is actively engaged with the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.
Stumph-Turner has volunteered for Lead to Read KC, mentoring young students through one-on-one reading sessions; was recently appointed Chair of the Special Prom Committee for the Earl O’Connor Inn of Court; and was runner-up in the 2019 LLS Man & Woman of the Year Campaign (raising nearly $70,000 to help fight blood cancer), for which she will serve on the leadership committee next year.
Conferred on early-career lawyers who demonstrate professional excellence while making a positive impact on their profession and communities, Up & Coming honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Oct. 11 at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles.