Graves Garrett’s Kruger honored in Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 Unsung Legal Heroes class

Missouri Lawyers Weekly recently selected Graves Garrett’s Nichole Kruger as a 2019 Unsung Legal Heroes honoree in the paralegal category. She was featured in the publication’s June 22 special section.

“I have to say thanks to the partners and attorneys at the firm,” Kruger said in her Missouri Lawyers Weekly profile, which can be read in full here. “Graves Garrett has truly become my home away from home, and I’m continually grateful for the opportunity to develop as a professional while doing work I enjoy.”

Kruger has worked at Graves Garrett since January 2009, and in 2014, she graduated from National American University with a bachelor’s in paralegal science. Prior to joining the firm, Kruger built a relationship with firm name partners Nathan Garrett and Todd Graves during a six-year stint at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City, Missouri. She worked at the office when Graves was appointed to the post of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and during Garrett’s tenure there.

Earlier this year, the Heartland Paralegal Association (HPA) elected Kruger as the president. She has been a voting member for two years and involved for three years with the not-for-profit professional organization, dedicated to the advancement of the paralegal profession by promoting the benefits of effective and increased utilization of paralegals within the legal community.

Kruger served as secretary for the HPA in 2018-2019 before starting her term as president for 2019-2020.