Four associate attorneys join HeplerBroom

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Dec 12, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE - Four new associate attorneys join HeplerBroom's Edwardsville, St. Louis and Springfield offices. 

Zoe Gross will focus on business litigation matters at the firm's St. Louis office.

Gross earned a Bachelor of Art Degree from Wesleyan University. She later received a law degree in 2016 from the Washington University School of Law.

While she was a student in law school, she also was part of the Washington University Law Review, where she served as Managing Editor. She also served as a teaching assistant in Legal Practice and Criminal Law.

Julieta Kosiba will focus on civil litigation at the firm's Springfield office.

Kosiba earned her law degree in 2016 from Washington University's School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree from DePaul University.

During her time at law school, she was the Primary Editor of the Washington University Jurisprudence Review and completed several internships.

While at DePaul University, she was a member of the Mock Trial Association, where she took first place in the Outstanding Attorney Award during a tournament battle. 

Amanda McQuaid will focus on banking transactional and litigation matters at the firm's Edwardsville office.

She recently graduated in 2016 from the Illinois College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate. 

She also served as the Admissions Editor for The Elder Law Journal.

Previously, she was employed as a law clerk in Illinois and has helped co-author a law article with HeplerBroom partner Steven Wallace. 

Mary Beth Youngworth will focus on asbestos and toxic torts at the firm's Edwardsville office.

In 2016, she graduated with her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law. 

She also served in the United States Army, where she was an Attach Scout helicopter pilot. She has been awarded several medals for her work in the army. 

"The associates will be primarily assigned to a single practice group, but we do actively seek to have our new attorneys work in different areas to get a broad base of experience," HeplerBroom partner Troy Bozarth told the Record.

The new additions are no strangers to the HeplerBroom Law Firm family. All served as previous Summer Associates while completing their law school degrees.

"Summer associates at the firm rotate through various practice areas and offices during their summer with us," Bozarth said.

"This allows them to get a good feel for the practice of law and our firm. They are often able to observe and participate in hearings, depositions and even trials."

Bozarth added that having a new attorney who has completed the program is "helpful to both the firm and the potential employee."

"Both sides have a good insight into what the employment relationship will be like. The summer associate has been immersed in the firm working side by side with their future colleagues. The program allows both the firm and the summer associate to gauge whether the firm is a good fit for them." 

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