Abby focuses her practice on defending clients in environmental and toxic tort litigation. 

Before coming to Shook, Abby served as a law clerk to the Honorable Zel M. Fischer of the Supreme Court of Missouri for two years. She assisted in drafting and editing opinions and authored memoranda on whether to issue extraordinary writs or grant applications for transfer. As a law clerk, Abby developed her legal research and writing skills, while obtaining an in-depth knowledge of court proceedings. 

Abby is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, where she was a lead articles editor for the Missouri Law Review. While in law school, Abby interned for the Honorable Beth Phillips, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. 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, p. 86, v. 319, Missouri Law Review, 2021.

Note, Compliance Issues: The Supreme Court’s Confusing Messages to Municipalities, p. 85, v. 547, Missouri Law Review, 2020.