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Order of the Fleur de Lis

To be inducted into the SLU LAW Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame is the highest honor from Saint Louis University School of Law. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Saint Louis University’s mission is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity.

The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research, health care and service to the community. It is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God's creation and for the discovery, dissemination and integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. This pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.

Through their professional successes and significant contributions to the community, the members of the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame have brought honor to both Saint Louis University and SLU LAW by demonstrating the University mission and Jesuit spirit.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

The newest 10 members of the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame were inducted on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in a memorable ceremony.

Hall of Fame 2019

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2020 Induction Ceremony

The induction ceremony for the newest members of the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame will take place in early 2020. Nominations for the 2020 Hall of Fame should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2019. 

More information will be available in the coming months.

2019 Inductees

On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, Saint Louis University School of Law inducted 10 new members into the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame, the highest honor from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Through their professional successes and significant contributions to the community, the following individuals have brought honor to both Saint Louis University and SLU LAW by demonstrating the University mission and Jesuit spirit.


  • Sally E. Barker ('76)
    Sally E. Barker, a partner at Schuchat, Cook & Werner, focuses her practice on labor law, with an emphasis on public sector, education and employment discrimination issues. She represented the prevailing unions in Independence National Education Association v. Independence School District, in which the Missouri Supreme Court held that public employees have a state constitutional right to engage in collective bargaining. Barker is a member and former board member of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO. She was the recipient of the 2001 Daily Record “Woman Lawyer of the Year” award, an elected member to the ABA’s College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and in 2015 and 2016 was listed as one of Missouri’s top 50 women lawyers. Improvement of mental health care is an important issue to Barker both from a legal and community standpoint. She serves on the board of directors of Mental Health of America of Eastern Missouri, and to honor the memory of her son, Alex Permutt, she founded Feelingkindablue.org, a website operated by Provident Counseling designed to help people suffering from mental illness combat isolationism and find peer support through experience sharing.
  • John T. Boese ('72)
    John “Jack” T. Boese, of counsel to the Washington, D.C., office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, is a nationally recognized expert on the civil False Claims Act. After five years in the U.S. Department of Justice, he joined the firm, where he has worked for 42 years in a variety of roles, including partner and managing partner of the D.C. office, as well as co-chair of the D.C. litigation department. Boese authored the book Civil False Claims and Qui Tam Actions, currently in its fourth edition, which has been cited by courts at all levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He lectures frequently at law schools and to public and private groups, and has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on proposed amendments to the FCA. Among his numerous professional affiliations, Boese is a member of the American Law Institute and an advisor to its project Principles of Law, Compliance, Enforcement and Risk Management for Corporations, Non-Profits and Other Organizations; a member of the ABA Task Force on New Contractor Business Ethics and Compliance Program Regulations; former chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section CLE Board; and former vice-chair of the Debarment and Suspension Committee of the Public Contracts Section of the ABA.
  • Leonard P. Cervantes* (’73)
    Leonard “Lenny” P. Cervantes was a trial attorney for 45 years and the principal in the downtown St. Louis law firm Cervantes and Associates. He represented injured workers, victims and their families in personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice and workers’ compensation matters. He was a dedicated advocate for the underserved and a champion for legal education and mentoring at all levels. Cervantes regularly took on pro bono cases and encouraged other lawyers to do so, as well. In recent years, he provided legal advice and financial support to Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry’s efforts to assist undocumented immigrants in understanding their rights. Cervantes was a past president of the American Board of Trial Advocates Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter and served as a national board member. He was also a past president of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis and received its Award of Honor in 2014. Cervantes was the longest-serving member (since 1989) of St. Ambrose University’s board of trustees and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the university in 2005. At the time of his death in 2018, he was secretary of the board of directors of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and served on the boards of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the St. Louis Bar Foundation and Jazz St. Louis.
  • The Hon. Anne-Marie Clarke (’73)
    Judge Anne-Marie Clarke has served as the Family Court Commissioner for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, City of St. Louis, since October 1998. In 2017, Judge Clarke was sworn in as the 47th chair of the Judicial Council Division of the National Bar Association. She served as president of the Mound City Bar Association (1981-83) and was the first African-American to serve on the board of governors of the Missouri Bar (1986-1990, 1991-95). She also served on the board of directors of The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company from its inception in 1986 until October 1998. Judge Clarke was the first African-American woman to serve on the St. Louis City Board of Police Commissioners and was unanimously elected president in April 1994, becoming the first woman to serve as president, a position she held until her resignation in September 1998. She has served on numerous statewide committees and has been recognized for her work and leadership in the community.
  • The Hon. Edward L. Filippine (’57)
    Judge Edward L. Filippine is a senior judge for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. He entered private practice after graduation with Lyng, MacLeod & Davidson and later joined Thomas, Busse, Weiss, Cullen & Godfrey. While in private practice, Judge Filippine served as special assistant attorney general of Missouri (1963-64). He then served as assistant to U.S. Senator Thomas F. Eagleton from 1969 to 1974 and became director for Sen. Eagleton’s reelection campaign. He returned to private practice with Lashly, Caruthers, Baer & Hamel. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter nominated Judge Filippine for appointment as U.S. district judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, to which he was subsequently confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He served as the chief judge from 1990 to 1995. As chief judge, he organized and chaired the committee that worked alongside the GSA in the planning and construction of the Thomas F. Eagleton United States Courthouse. Judge Filippine received the Distinguished Lawyer Award in 1998 from BAMSL and the Lifetime Judicial Achievement Award from the Eastern Missouri/Southern Illinois chapter of The American Board of Trial Advocates in 2005. Prior to attending law school, Judge Filippine served on active duty in the United States Air Force.
  • The Hon. Kevin F. O’Malley (’73)
    The Hon. Kevin F. O’Malley was nominated by President Barack Obama and served as the 31st United States Ambassador to Ireland from 2014 to 2017. During his tenure, Ambassador O’Malley developed the Creative Minds Series, a cross-cultural program that invited prominent U.S. artists, writers and innovators to share their experiences with Irish audiences, encouraging more creative economic links between young people in the two countries. In 2017 he returned to his hometown of St. Louis and has continued to work toward deepening these ties. He rejoined the firm Greensfelder, Hemker, and Gale, P.C., where he had previously spent 11 years as litigation partner leading the medical negligence and white collar crime and regulatory compliance areas of practice. He also was appointed non-executive director for the board of Greencore Group, a billion-dollar multinational food company headquartered in Ireland. A former federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, he earned his J.D. from SLU LAW in 1973 and also has a degree in philosophy and political science from Saint Louis University.
  • Kathleen R. Sherby (’76)
    Kathleen Sherby is a partner in the private client group and a member of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Her practice involves representation of individuals in all aspects of wealth transfer planning. A particular focus of her practice is estate planning for retirement benefits. Sherby regularly represents trustees and beneficiaries in court controversies and also has represented the taxpayer in estate and gift tax audits, in U.S. District Court, the U.S. Tax Court and the Missouri Supreme Court. Sherby is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; she is past president and a regent emeritus of the College and has served as both chair of the Employee Benefits in Estate Planning Committee and as the Missouri State chair. She also has served as chair of the Probate and Trust Committee of the Missouri Bar, as chair of the Probate Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and as president of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis.
  • The Hon. Francis G. Slay (’80)
    The Hon. Francis G. Slay was the longest-serving mayor in the history of the City of St. Louis, sworn in as the 45th mayor in 2001 and completing his fourth term in 2017. During his tenure, Mayor Slay led a downtown and city neighborhood revival that resulted in billions of dollars of private, public and philanthropic investment in historic renovations to commercial and residential structures; in advancement of cultural institutions; in improvements to streets, bridges and other city infrastructure; and in the creation and restoration of parks, trails and recreational facilities. In a precedent-setting partnership with the National Park Service, Mayor Slay put in motion the City Arch River effort to design and construct $400 million in improvements to the Gateway Arch grounds. Mayor Slay led a citywide campaign to create the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to support quality residential living for low-income St. Louisans, and successfully petitioned the Missouri Department of Education to create a special administrative board to oversee the St. Louis Public School District, which led the effort to achieve full accreditation by the State Board of Education for the first time in 17 years. Prior to his service to the City of St. Louis, Mayor Slay was a private practice attorney for 20 years. He currently practices law as of counsel at Spencer Fane LLP, where he focuses on business transactions, real estate and public policy.
  • Sr. Laura J. Wolf, OSF (’81)
    Shortly after graduating as valedictorian of her high school class, Sr. Laura J. Wolf, OSF, entered the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of religious women in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In 1977, she was asked by her congregation to pursue the joint J.D./M.H.A. degrees at SLU. Upon graduating, Sr. Laura became manager and in-house counsel of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Zanesville, Ohio. After five years, she was called to Wisconsin to envision and create a structure to govern the health care ministry of her religious order. Over the next 31 years, as president and CEO of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries, Inc. (FSCCM), Sr. Laura and her staff worked with the boards of directors in each of their respective markets to develop efficient and effective structures to provide services to their communities. In addition to overseeing hospitals, nursing homes and senior living institutions in Ohio, Nebraska and Wisconsin from the outset, in 2012 the FSCCM also assumed responsibility for a four-year liberal arts college, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, in Manitowoc, Wis. In 2016 Sr. Laura retired from her position as president but continues to serve on local hospital boards and act as senior advisor to the FSCCM president on issues involving sponsorship, governance and strategy.
  • The Hon. Michael A. Wolff, Dean and Professor Emeritus
    Judge Michael A. Wolff joined the SLU LAW faculty in 1975 and served for 23 years before being appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court in 1998. He then served on the bench for 13 years, including two as chief justice (2005-07), where he wrote opinions in cases that established the right of jury trial in employment discrimination cases, disapproved execution of criminals who were juveniles when their offenses were committed, and upheld the right to collective bargaining for public employees. Judge Wolff returned to teaching at SLU LAW in 2011 and became dean in 2013, serving through 2017. During his time as dean, the law school stabilized and increased its enrollment, alumni participation and national rankings, and maintained its pre-eminence in health law. He is the recipient of many honors and awards, including most recently Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural ICON Award in 2018. Judge Wolff is active in the American Law Institute, serving as an advisor on the Model Penal Code Sentencing Project. He serves as a board member of the National Courts and Science Institute (NCSI) and is a member of The Constitution Project. In St. Louis Judge Wolff is on the boards of trustees of the Missouri Historical Society and the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.

*indicates deceased

2017 Inductees

On Friday, Oct. 13, Saint Louis University School of Law inducted 12 new members into the Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame, the highest honor from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Through their professional successes and significant contributions to the community, the following individuals have brought honor to both Saint Louis University and SLU LAW by demonstrating the University mission and Jesuit spirit.

Hall of Fame 2017

  • The Hon. Terry I. Adelman* ('70)
    Judge Adelman was a magistrate judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri from 1992 until 2015, and served as Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge from 2001 to 2008. He worked in the Public Defender’s Office in the City of St. Louis before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Missouri, a position he held for 20 years handling many high-profile prosecutions. He was named the First Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1980 and served for the next 12 years before becoming a judge. Judge Adelman served on the district’s court security committee for his entire judicial career and was especially proud of his service on the Model Criminal Jury Instructions Subcommittee of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. He also taught seminars on white collar crime as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law and SLU LAW. Judge Adelman's award was accepted by his wife, Christelle Adelman-Adler.
  • The Hon. Susan E. Block ('75)
    Judge Susan E. Block is currently a principal at Paule Camazine & Blumenthal, after retiring as a circuit judge and administrative judge in 2004, with 25 years of judicial service. She holds various leadership positions with the National Council of Jewish Women, Win With Women, HomeWorks! and the National Women’s Political Caucus, and she is a founding member of Caring for Kids. She has been an adjunct professor at Saint Louis University, Washington University and Emory University Schools of Law, specializing in trial practice and technique courses. She focuses her practice in family law matters and is viewed as a “lawyer’s lawyer” among her colleagues.
  • Kevin C. Curran ('78)
    Kevin C. Curran is currently First Assistant in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri. Curran has worked in various capacities for both the Missouri State Public Defender System and the Office of the Federal Public Defender. He is an adjunct professor at SLU LAW and Washington University School of Law focusing on death penalty litigation and trial advocacy, and he currently supervises the internship program in the Office of the Federal Public Defender. Curran is a member of the Eighth Circuit Model Criminal Jury Instructions Subcommittee, has served on the National Institute for Justice and the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence Post-conviction Issues Working Group and is a past president of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Curran's award was presented by his daughter, third-year law student Nora Curran.
  • The Hon. Jimmie M. Edwards ('81)
    Judge Jimmie M. Edwards is a circuit court judge of the 22nd Circuit Court in Missouri for St. Louis and has served for 25 years, five of which he served as the administrative judge of the Family Court and chief juvenile court judge. Judge Edwards has made a significant mark in civil law, presiding over more than 500 jury trials, and he has handled important state litigation, including the Missouri Tobacco Case. He is a member of the National Center for State Courts Board of Directors and the Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, and he chairs the State Judicial Records Committee.
  • Anita C. Esslinger ('78)
    Anita C. Esslinger retired in 2016 as a partner and co-leader of the Global Anti-Corruption Team at Bryan Cave, where she worked in their St. Louis, Washington, D.C. and London offices. Her practice in the area of international business transactions included a variety of corporate and commercial issues, and she has written and spoken regularly on these topics, including at the Cambridge University International Symposium on Economic Crime and in Beijing, Tanjin and Hong Kong on the occasion of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization. She also served as a World Bank monitor of integrity compliance by a European company as part of the World Bank’s voluntary disclosure program.
  • Jesse A. Goldner, John D. Valentine Professor of Law Emeritus
    Jesse A. Goldner received his A.B. in 1969 and his M.A. in 1971, both from Columbia University, and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1973. He joined the SLU LAW faculty in 1973, where he began his tenure developing the School’s civil and criminal clinical programs before becoming the co-founder of the Center for Health Law Studies, which he directed for 12 years. He has done extensive research on issues relating to the law and ethics of research on human subjects. He’s had leadership roles on several councils overseeing human research and accreditation, and he currently serves on the board of directors of the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. Goldner served as SLU LAW associate dean for academic affairs for three years, and has been a visiting professor at a number of American and foreign law schools.
  • Roger L. Goldman, Callis Family Professor of Law Emeritus
    Roger L. Goldman is the nation’s foremost expert on police licensing and license revocation laws and is also a leading expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional law. Goldman received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1963 and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1966. He joined the SLU LAW faculty in 1971, where he taught courses in civil procedure, criminal procedure, constitutional law and federal courts for the next 40 years and received multiple writing and teaching awards; he served as associate dean twice and as interim dean for one year. In addition to helping states write and adopt laws to prevent repeat police officer misconduct, Goldman has written several articles and books on constitutional law and criminal procedure and is frequently sought out by both national and local media for commentary.
  • Bernard A. Reinert ('62)
    Bernard A. Reinert is the founder of and a principal in Reinert Weishaar Attorneys at Law. His practice areas have been fidelity and surety bond claims and litigation, banking and financial institutions, business and commercial litigation, construction law, trials and appeals, and he has a national reputation as a practitioner and publisher on surety and fidelity issues. After receiving his law degree in 1962, Reinert served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Omer Poos. He is an active member of his Kirkwood community, serving as a member of the Kirkwood R7 School District Board of Education (1976-1991) and as chairman of the City of Kirkwood Civil Service Commission (1992 to the present).
  • The Hon. Karen E. Schreier ('81)
    Judge Karen E. Schreier is a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, currently stationed in Sioux Falls. She spent 11 years as a partner and associate at Hagen, Wilka, Schreier & Archer, P.C., practicing civil and business litigation, administrative law, estate planning and family law, before becoming the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota and later the first woman to serve as a federal district judge in South Dakota. She currently serves as chair of the Judicial Conference Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System and is a current board member of South Dakota Children’s Home Society.
  • Mary Anne Sedey ('75)
    Mary Anne Sedey is currently a partner in the firm Sedey Harper, P.C. and has represented employees in Missouri for 40 years. Sedey has served as president of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and founded its St. Louis chapter, and was president of the executive board of the nonprofit Workplace Fairness. She served a six-year term on the Judicial Commission of the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri and is currently a member of the executive committee of the Theodore McMillian Inns of Court, as well as a number of other legal organizations, and she has taught courses and spoken around the country on trial tactics and employment law issues.
  • Reuben A. Shelton ('81)
    Reuben A. Shelton recently retired as lead litigation counsel for Monsanto Company, where he handled antitrust and intellectual property litigation as well as international business litigation and global policy matters. Previously, he was special chief counsel in the Office for the Missouri Attorney General and worked for Ameren Union Electric Company for 14 years as head of the Tort Litigation Department. He is past president of BAMSL, the St. Louis Bar Foundation, and the Missouri Bar Association and currently serves on the Missouri Bar Board of Trustees – the first African American elected to those positions. He has also been involved in leadership roles in numerous other legal and nonprofit organizations and is now vice chair of the Missouri Development Finance Board.
  • The Hon. Lisa S. Van Amburg ('75)
    Judge Lisa S. Van Amburg is currently an appellate judge for the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District. She launched her career in employment law and labor law, her specialty for 27 years, working at firms VanAmburg, Chackes, Carlson and Spritzer; Schuchat, Cook &Werner; and Anderson, Everett, Sedey and VanAmburg and arguing in several notable discrimination cases. In 2003, she was appointed to the bench as a circuit judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri in the City of St. Louis, and was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2012.

*indicates deceased

2016 Inductees

Our second annual Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Sept. 16, 2016. The 15 honorees set the bar high and will serve as aspirational examples for all who serve as men and women for others. Through their professional successes and significant contributions to the community, the following individuals have brought honor to both Saint Louis University and SLU LAW by demonstrating the University mission and Jesuit spirit.

Hall of Fame 2016

  • The Honorable Henry Autrey ('77)
    Judge Autrey is currently a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He received his B.S. and J.D. from Saint Louis University in 1974 and 1977. He was assistant circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis until 1986 when he became circuit court judge. In 2002, he was appointed to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  • The Honorable Clyde S. Cahill ('51)*
    Judge Cahill was a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri from 1980 until 2004. He served in the Air Force during World War II before receiving his B.S. and J.D. from Saint Louis University in 1949 and 1951. He was active in civil rights litigation throughout Missouri. He was a chief legal advisor to the Missouri NAACP and filed the first lawsuit in Missouri that implemented the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
  • The Honorable Michael B. Calvin ('75)*
    Judge Michael Calvin graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1975. In 1988, Calvin became a circuit judge, and in 1999 he was elected by his colleagues as presiding judge, becoming the first African-American in that position. In 2008, he retired from the bench, and went on to work as of counsel to Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, focusing on mediation and arbitration.
  • Dennis C. Donnelly ('66)
    Dennis C. Donnelly is currently senior counsel of Bryan Cave LLP specializing in employment law. He received both his A.B. and J.D. from Saint Louis University in 1963 and 1966. He was the assistant circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis until 1968, when he served as assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri and Eastern District of Illinois. He is currently on the advisory board for Ranken Technical College and for Boys Hope/Girls Hope.
  • Susan A. "Tonie" FitzGibbon ('84)
    Susan A. “Tonie” FitzGibbon has been a part of the SLU LAW faculty since 1987, becoming the director of the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law in 1994. She earned her J.D. from SLU in 1984. A specialist in employment law, arbitration and mediation, Fitzgibbon taught contracts, labor law and alternative dispute resolution.
  • David J. Hensler ('67)
    David J. Hensler is a top-rated business litigation attorney in Washington, D.C. focusing on securities fraud litigation, internal investigations, and many other types of general commercial litigation. Hensler received his both his A.B. and J.D. from Saint Louis University. After law school, he joined the General Counsel’s Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission and was an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law. Hensler is currently a partner at Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, D.C.
  • The Honorable Mary Kathryn Hoff ('78)
    Judge Hoff earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1978. She began her legal career in 1978 as an assistant public defender in St. Louis. In 1982, she became a private practice lawyer until May of 1989, when she was appointed as a circuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit. In 1996, Hoff was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District.
  • F. William Human, Jr. ('50)*
    F. William Human received his undergraduate and law degree from Saint Louis University. He served in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War, and was elected Clayton’s first mayor in 1959. He was chairman of the St. Louis County Charter Commission, member of the committee that created the charter for the Zoo-Museum District, as well as a member of the general counsel that created the St. Louis Science Center.
  • Joseph L. Leritz ('52)
    Joseph L. Leritz is senior partner of Leritz & Plunkert, P.C., specializing in fire insurance, subrogation, insurance coverage litigation and commercial litigation. He graduated from SLU LAW in 1952. He has appeared in state and federal courts at all levels including the U.S. Supreme Court. A member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Leritz served as president of Member of the Association of Defense Counsel from 1969 to 1970.
  • Henry F. Luepke ('60)
    Henry F. Luepke Jr. received his A.B. from The University of Notre Dame in 1957 and his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1960. He is currently Of Counsel of Lewis Rice LLC, a law firm in St. Louis, Mo. As a lawyer, attorney Luepke served Saint Louis City County, as well as clients throughout Missouri.
  • Marian V. "Bo" Mehan ('82)
    Marian V. “Bo” Mehan received J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1982. She works in estate planning at Lewis Rice LLC, a job in which she has had for over 30 years. She has held various leadership positions with several St. Louis nonprofit organizations, such as the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Foundation, Catholic Services for Children, the Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis, and the St. Louis Art Museum Foundation.
  • Robert F. Scoular ('68)
    As chairman of SNR Denton, Robert F. Scoular is currently a trial and appellate attorney specializing in complex litigation. He serves on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of Public Counsel and leads the firm’s Los Angeles pro bono efforts. He received his J.D. from SLU's School of Law in 1964, and currently serves on several boards for California nonprofits such as the Southern California Advisory Board of the Daughters of Charity Foundation.
  • The Honorable Joseph J. Simeone (Professor Emeritus)*
    Professor Emeritus Joseph J. Simeone was a longtime Saint Louis University School of Law professor and a former judge of both the Missouri Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He served as legal counsel for two Missouri governors and the legal advisor for the Judiciary Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives. He is the principal author of the Judicial Article of the Missouri Constitution, the original Missouri Public Defender Act, the Controlled Substances Law, various environmental laws and other legislation.
  • John G. Simon ('86)
    John G. Simon received his undergraduate and law degree from Saint Louis University in 1983 and 1986. He founded Simon Law Firm, P.C., where he dedicates his career to helping injury victims. Simon is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, and has served on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys since 1991. He is also an adjunct professor at SLU's School of Law teaching trial advocacy.
  • Arlene Zarembka ('74)
    Arlene Zarembka earned her B.A. in economics from Swarthmore College in 1970 and her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1974. After graduation, she spent six years as an attorney in Legal Services and six years in a private practice partnership before she opened her own law firm in 1987. Zarembka has advocated for civil liberties and civil rights for all persons throughout her practice, writing more than 90 published commentaries on civil rights, civil liberties, and social and economic justice.
    *indicates deceased
2015 Inductees

Our inaugural Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Sept. 25, 2015. The 14 honorees of our inaugural class certainly set the bar high and will serve as aspirational examples for all who serve as men and women for others. Through their professional successes and significant contributions to the community, the following individuals have brought honor to both Saint Louis University and SLU LAW by demonstrating the University mission and Jesuit spirit.

Hall of Fame 2015

  • John (Jack) M. Bray, 1962
  • Honorable Kathianne Knaup Crane, 1971
  • Irvin, 1954 and Maggie Dagen*
  • Doreen D. Dodson, 1974
  • John E. (Jack) Dunsford*, 1956
  • Vincent C. Immel
  • Sandra H. Johnson
  • Honorable Theodore McMillian*, 1949
  • Michael D. O'Keefe, 1961
  • Peter W. Salsich Jr., 1965
  • Eileen H. Searls
  • John C. Shepherd*, 1951
  • Honorable Paul J. Simon, 1960
  • Jon A. Theobald, 1970