The St. Louis Business Journal has named Thompson Coburn associate Ginny Woodfork to its 30 Under 30 class for 2017. She is one of only three attorneys to receive the honor this year and was selected from nearly 250 nominations.
Shortly after joining Thompson Coburn in 2015, Ginny began working with litigation partner Judge Booker Shaw on a $1.5 billion civil lawsuit involving Philip Morris. Ginny helped prepare the testimony of four key witnesses, often working late into the night leading up to the trial. The hard work paid off, as the team secured a total defense verdict that was ranked by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as the largest defense win in the state last year.
In addition to assisting with litigation for financial institutions, telecommunications companies and agricultural entities, Ginny also represents pro bono clients. She has assisted with landlord-tenant disputes and helped secure permanent guardianships for abused and neglected children, including a recent case for a woman seeking guardianship of her three nieces and nephews. She is also leading a civil appointed case on behalf of a prisoner alleging excessive force; the case is scheduled for trial this summer.
Ginny is a mentor for Mentor St. Louis, a program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. She has worked with her mentee, now a fourth grader, for two years, assisting her with math and other subjects.
Before attending law school at Washington University, Ginny was selected to participate in a highly competitive two-year professional and leadership development program at El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. While at El Pomar, Ginny managed a nonpartisan political forum and developed strategic grant-making strategies for nine regional councils resulting in $1.2 million being awarded. She has also served as a legislative aide to the President of the Colorado State Senate.
The 2017 “30 Under 30” honorees will be featured in the July 7 issue of the Business Journal and honored July 13 with an event at the .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator.
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