Missouri Lawyer Weekly names Luetkemeyer to 2019 class of Up & Coming Lawyers

Graves Garrett partner Lucinda Luetkemeyer recently received recognition as part of Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 class of Up & Coming Award winners. The award recognizes attorneys who are 40 and younger or in their first 10 years of practice who are positively affecting the legal profession in Missouri and have demonstrated the potential for significant future success.

Winners were recognized during a ceremony Friday, Oct. 11, in St. Charles, Missouri, and profiled in a recent edition of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Luetkemeyer’s profile can be read here.

This marks the fourth straight year Graves Garrett has had an Up & Coming honoree.

In 2019, Luetkemeyer rejoined Graves Garrett as a partner after serving as general counsel to Missouri’s governor. As the administration’s top lawyer, she was the chief legal officer for the executive branch, providing legal counsel to the governor, executive staff and cabinet officials. She oversaw and served as liaison to the general counsels of the more than 20 state agencies, boards and commissions in the executive branch.

Luetkemeyer conducted internal investigations and developed and implemented administration-wide policies involving the Sunshine Law, ethics and compliance; coordinated the response of the office and executive agencies to investigations and enforcement actions; and oversaw and managed major litigation in conjunction with the Missouri attorney general’s office.

In her current practice, Luetkemeyer represents clients in a wide range of litigation, including complex commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, professional liability and government enforcement matters. With experience representing elected officials, candidates, committees and nonprofit groups, she counsels clients on compliance with ethics and campaign finance laws and also represents clients facing civil and criminal enforcement actions brought by state and federal officials.