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Sonette Magnus Recognized by Missouri Lawyers Media on 2023 Up & Coming List

October 12, 2023

Thompson Coburn is thrilled to announce that partner Sonette Magnus was recognized by Missouri Lawyers Media (MLM) as part of its 2023 Up & Coming list. Sonette represents enterprises in all phases of commercial litigation, and her client list has included everything from agrochemical and industrial product companies to sports teams and financial institutions.

In her Up & Coming honoree profile, Sonette answers questions including:

  • What advice do you have for young lawyers? To remember to prioritize exposure and working with people that will coach you and mentor you, and to be less focused on the particular legal practice area because there will be many opportunities to shift. It is a long career, so today’s reality or troubles will not last forever.  Hard work always pays off.
  • What is the best career advice you have received? Not to take anyone’s perspective as gospel, but rather, to take their feedback, decipher what was applicable, and then listen to myself.  People can only teach what they know, but life shows you that it is not a linear path to success.
  • What is your biggest accomplishment this year? My colleague Judge Booker Shaw and I successfully defended Harris-Stowe State University in a week-long jury trial last month.  That jury verdict was especially sweet because of the history and procedural posture of that case.

Read Sonette’s full profile here.