April 15, 2006. The Daily Record, Kansas City’s legal community newspaper, announced that its annualLegal Leader of the Year award has been awarded to business immigration lawyer Mira Mdivani with the Mdivani Law Firm.
The Kansas City Daily Record Legal Leaders Awards recognize those who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice in their communities and exemplified the highest ideals of the legal profession. The awards reach out to exemplary community leaders from the bar, the bench, public office, business, academia, non-profits and the community at large. Other outstanding lawyers and judges that have received the award throughout the years include, among others, Judge Meeks of the 29th Judicial District Court of Kansas, Melissa Taylor Standridge, Kansas Appellate Court Judge, Jennifer Gille Bacon, of Polsinelli Shughart, Russell Welsh, chairman and chief executive officer of Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus, Richard Halliburton, executive director of Legal Aid of Western Missouri; Gorny, partner at Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny, Judge Christine Sill-Rogers, associate circuit judge in the Jackson County Circuit Court, Judge Patricia Breckenridge of the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District; Denise K. Drake, chair of the Spencer Fane Britt & Browne L.L.P. labor and employment group; Nancy E. Kenner, a partner of Kenner & Kavanaugh P.C.; Patrick C. McLarney, a vice-chair of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.; Sean D. O’Brien, the executive director of the Public Interest Litigation Clinic; Robert C. Welch, a partner of Welch, Martin & Albano L.L.C.; Jerome T. Wolf of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal L.L.P.;and James R. Wyrsch, a partner of Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian P.C.