Abby focuses her practice on defending clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation.
Before coming to Shook, Abby served for two years in a judicial clerkship to the Honorable Zel M. Fischer of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Her duties in this role included assisting in drafting and preparing opinions of the Court, and researching and drafting conference memoranda, including recommendations that the Court grant or deny transfer applications from the court of appeals, grant or deny motions, and issue or overrule extraordinary writ petitions. She also researched legal issues relevant to cases before the Court.
Abby earned her J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law, where she was the lead articles editor for the Missouri Law Review. She also was the recipient of multiple CALI Awards. Abby earned her undergraduate degree in journalism magna cum laude from the University of Missouri.
Note, Qualified Immunity Creates Near Insurmountable Protection for Defendants Against First Amendment Retaliatory Claim, 86 Mo. L. REV. 319 (2021).
Note, Compliance Issues: The Supreme Court’s Confusing Messages to Municipalities, 85 Mo. L. REV. 547 (2020).