Alexus Williams Receives Missouri Lawyers Media 2021 Women’s Justice Pro Bono Award

St. Louis, Mo. (October 19, 2021) - St. Louis Associate Alexus Williams has received the Missouri Lawyers Media 2021 Women’s Justice Pro Bono Award, which honors women attorneys who have contributed significant effort and time to pro bono work.

In connection with this honor, Ms. Williams was interviewed by Missouri Lawyers Media for its 2021 Women’s Justice Awards (WJA) supplement. In the article featuring Ms. Williams, the publication explained that she has “developed a reputation for helping others” and “has continually found ways to level disparities to make the system work for everyone.” For example, as a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Executive Committee’s Young Lawyers Division, Ms. Williams co-chaired a committee on racial equity during the civil unrest of 2020.

Ms. Williams told Missouri Lawyers Media, “When I was looking at grad programs, law school was one that seemed like it kind of aligned with what I was passionate about, which was helping people, counseling people, being able to be of assistance in different kinds of situations.” She further noted, “Everyone has to play their part but also everyone needs the opportunity to play their part.”

In her letter introducing this year's honorees, Publisher of Missouri Lawyers Media Liz Irwin wrote, “The attorneys we honor this year in our Women’s Justice Awards are trailblazers. Glass-ceiling breakers . . . . who have improved Missouri’s legal community.”

Ms. Williams is a member of Lewis Brisbois’ Toxic Tort & Environmental Litigation and General Liability Practices, focusing primarily on asbestos litigation. In addition to receiving the WJA’s pro bono honor, she was also recognized this year as a Missouri Lawyers Media Diversity & Inclusion Awards honoree. Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ms. Williams served as an Assistant County Counselor for St. Louis County Government and as an Assistant Circuit Attorney specializing in domestic violence and sexual abuse prosecution.

See the WJA 2021 Publisher’s Letter and full list of honorees here, and read the WJA article featuring Ms. Williams here.

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Williams on this honor.

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