Washington University School of Law,
Washington University Global Studies Law Review
Thomas F. Eagleton Scholar
Washington University in St. Louis,
B.A. Psychology and African American Studies
Minor in Women and Gender Studies
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
Missouri USDC, Western District
US Ct Appeals, 8th Circuit (Covers AR, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
National Bar Association
The St. Louis American Foundation's "Salute to Young Leaders," 2019
Recognized as one of 20 outstanding young professionals under age 40, for excellence in performance and service
Missouri and Kansas City Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2016-Present
Missouri Lawyers Weekly Top Defense Verdicts, 2017
Recognized for largest defense win of the year, Larsen v. Philip Morris
Outstanding Achievement in Practice, 2017
Recognized by the Black Law Students Association of Washington University in St. Louis
The American Inns of Court, 2015-Present
Selected as one of 24 associate members of The Theodore McMillian Inn of Court chapter
Leadership 100 Cohort of Regional Business Council's Young Professionals Network, 2013-Present
FOCUS St. Louis, 2015
The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2015
Recognized as one of 40 young lawyers in Missouri for career achievements
Coro™ Women in Leadership Class 63
Selected as one of 16 members of a 5-month leadership program
Thompson Coburn LLP
The Women's Safe House
Board of Directors
Regional Business Council's Young Professionals Network (YPN)
YPN Steering Committee Member
Washington University Alumni & Parents Admission Program
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Young Lawyers' Division)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of St. Louis County
Friends of CASA, Member
Felicia is a commercial litigator and has experience litigating complex business disputes and mass tort actions for Fortune 500 companies and other Firm clients.
Commercial Litigation Practice
Felicia represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including mass tort actions, class actions, contract disputes, business torts, unfair business practices, and loan-related disputes. She has developed a special focus on defending mass tort actions against clients in the pharmaceuticals and medical device, automotive, and tobacco industries, at the state court, federal court, and multidistrict litigation levels.
Felicia aggressively represents clients in a number of other industries, including financial services, telecommunications services, transit, and a variety of private business owners. Felicia has a proven ability of collaborating with in-house counsel and national trial teams to create and implement effective litigation strategies for three major pharmaceuticals clients.
She handles all aspects of litigation - from discovery through trial and appeal - and works closely with her clients to achieve a successful result. Felicia has successfully briefed and argued motions and appeals, including in state court and at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Advertising, Marketing and Promotions Sub-practice
Felicia has extensive experience in sweepstakes and contest laws - both domestically and internationally - and counsels clients on official rules and compliance issues for sweepstakes, contests and other business promotions.
As a member of Thompson Coburn's Diversity Committee, Felicia recruits and mentors diverse attorneys and actively participates in other diversity initiatives. She is also Co-Chair of the Firm's African-American Attorney Affinity Group.
First chaired a multiday jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in a case involving constitutional protection issues.
Successfully briefed and argued a case before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
First chaired a mediation in a federal court case involving contractual claims.
First chaired a mediation in a state court case involving contractual and tort claims.
Served as the sole Firm associate for two multimillion dollar jury trials and helped secure 11-1 jury verdicts for both a major pharmaceuticals company and a major tobacco company.
Defended a long-standing financial services client's victory on appeal to the Eighth Circuit, resulting in an affirmance of the district court's summary judgment award.
Panel Speaker, "Millennial Lawyers: Owning Your Career,"
Washington University School of Law, Women's Law Caucus, October 2018
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