Southern Illinois University School of Law,
J.D., summa cum laude, 2009
Editor, SIU Law Journal
Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
Southern Illinois University,
B.A., cum laude, 2002
Illinois USDC, Southern District
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
Missouri USDC, Western District
Illinois Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
American Bar Association
St . Clair County Bar Association
Union Pacific Railroad Company
BNSF Railway Company
Thompson Coburn LLP
Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, LLC
Clerk, Summer 2008
University Ombudsman Office
Law Clerk, 2007-2009
Step It Up, Inc.
Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
Misty represents companies facing litigation in high-risk venues across southern Illinois.
As a member of the firm's Railroad practice, she advocates for major railroads in FELA cases and other personal injury actions involving major trauma or fatalities at grade crossings. Misty has second-chaired multiple trials in St. Clair County that have resulted in defense verdicts. She also plays a lead role in the drafting and research of strategic summary judgments, many of which have led to the dismissal of claims.
Misty also represents railroad, manufacturing, shipping, and tobacco companies in class actions, general commercial litigation and toxic tort actions, including those alleging exposure to asbestos.
"Does What Happens on Facebook Stay on Facebook?: Discovery, Admissibility, Ethics and Social Media";
Illinois Bar Journal, July 2010
"In Re Marriage of Matchen, 866 N.E. 2d 683 (Ill App. Ct. 2007): Illinois Removal Standards Do Not Match Up With the Current National Trend";
SIU Law Journal, Winter 2009