Dorothy L. White - Coleman

Member/Manager

Principal Areas Of Practice:

Business and Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Business Law, Tort Litigation, Municipal Law and Municipal Finance, particularly:

  • Administrative

  • Contracts

  • Corporate and Business

  • Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation

  • Labor and Employment Law and Related Litigation

  • Municipal Finance and Related Securities Law

  • Municipal Government Law

  • Real Estate

  • School and Educational Law

  • Trade Secrets, Trademark and Copyright Infringement

 

Admitted To Bar:

Missouri and Illinois.

 

Preparatory Education:

University of Missouri-St. Louis (B.A. Political Science). Legal Education: St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude).

Prior Legal Experience:

White, Ovletrea & Watson, L.C./White & Watson, L.C., St. Louis, Missouri, Member/Manager; Peoples, Hale & Coleman, St. Louis, Missouri, Partner; Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, Associate; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Staff Law Clerk to the late Honorable Floyd R. Gibson; Husch & Eppenberger, LLC, Summer Intern.

Professional Affiliations:

American Bar Association, Delegate; The Missouri Bar, Special Committee on Women and Minorities, Chair; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Board of Governors-Presidential Liaison, and Co-Chair, Family Law Committee; Illinois Bar Association; Mound City Bar Association, President; National Bar Association; Missouri Commission on Continuing Legal Education, Commissioner; Bar Committee of the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, Division Special Representative; Industrial Development Authority, City of St. Louis, Board of Directors; Adjunct Professor, Civil Practice, St. Louis University School of Law; Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; St. Louis City Private Industry Council, Board of Directors; Downtown St. Louis Management Corporation, Board of Directors,; Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District, Board of Directors, Chair; St. Louis Housing Authority, Chair, Board of Commissioners; Missouri Supreme Court Rules Committee; St. Louis Internship Program, Board of Directors; African Heritage Association of St. Louis, Inc., Board of Directors (2000 to present); Downtown Economic Stimulus Authority of the City of St. Louis, Board of Commissioners; The Advisory Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri, Member, Chair (2016 to present); The Missouri Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2008 to present); Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness, Member (2018-present);The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, Board of Directors; Women’s Justice Award-Litigation Practitioner; National Bar Association Esquire Award-Outstanding Leadership in the Profession and the Community; Mound City Bar Association Legal Legends Award; Missouri Lawyers Weekly ICON Award.

Susie M. McFarlind

Senior Associate

Principal Areas Of Practice:

Business and Commercial Litigation, Corporate and Business Law, Tort Litigation, Municipal Law and Municipal Finance, particularly:

  • Administrative

  • Contracts

  • Corporate and Business

  • Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation

  • Labor and Employment Law and Related Litigation

  • Municipal Finance and Related Securities Law

  • Municipal Government Law

  • Real Estate

  • School and Educational Law

  • Trade Secrets, Trademark and Copyright Infringement

 

Admitted To Bar:

Missouri. Preparatory Education: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (B.S. School of Speech). Legal Education: University of Cincinnati, College of Law (J.D.).

Prior Legal Experience:

GE Capital Mortgage Services, Inc., St. Louis, MO, Program Compliance Officer; General American Life Insurance Company, St. Louis, Missouri, Assistant Counsel; Peoples, Hale & Coleman, St. Louis, Missouri, Consultant, Senior Associate; Citicorp Mortgage, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, Associate General Counsel and Vice-President, Associate Counsel, Assistant General/Senior Staff/Staff Counsel; St. Louis Public Defender Office, St. Louis, Missouri, Assistant Public Defender.

Professional Affiliations:

The Missouri Bar; Mound City Bar Association Foundation, Board of Directors; St. Louis Bar Foundation, Board of Directors; Contributing Writer, St. Louis Lawyer; 1999 Inroads Leadership Institute Instructor; Mound City Bar Association, Member at Large, Vice President, and Coordinator for St. Louis Public Schools Career Awareness Fair; GE African-American Forum, St. Louis Chapter, Adviser and Area Hub Leader; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Executive Committee; American Corporate Counsel Association, St. Louis Chapter, Director; Women in Leadership Public Affairs Training - Coro Foundation.