Saint Louis University Law School includes Commissioner Clarke among 2019 honorees

Anne-Marie Clarke, commissioner of the Family Court/Juvenile Division of the St. Louis Circuit Court will be among 10 inductees to the Saint Louis University School of Law’s Order of the Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame is the law school’s highest distinction. The inductees will be recognized at a ceremony on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at the Missouri Athletic Club.   Clarke graduated from SLU Law in 1973.

The school said in a statement, “Through their professional successes and significant contributions to the community, these individuals have brought honor to both Saint Louis University and the School of Law by demonstrating the University’s mission and Jesuit spirit: the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity.”

The other inductees are:

· Sally E. Barker, 1976
· John (Jack) T. Boese, 1972
· Leonard (Lenny) P. Cervantes, 1973
· Honorable Edward L. Filippine, 1957
· Honorable Kevin F. O’Malley, 1973
· Kathleen R. Sherby, 1976
· Honorable Francis G. Slay, 1980
· Sr. Laura J. Wolf, OSF, 1981
· Honorable Michael A. Wolff, Dean & Professor Emeritus.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Judge Mark H. Neill, a circuit judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit (St. Louis city), sat with the Supreme Court of Missouri during arguments Wednesday morning, November 7, by special designation. Neill was sitting in place of Judge Laura Denvir Stith, who was recused.

“Judge Neill was a welcome colleague on the Court for oral arguments today,” Chief Justice Zel M. Fischer said. “We respect his talent and perspective, and we appreciate his valuable contributions to the case. We are fortunate to have high-quality judges like Judge Neill to whom we can turn for assistance when one of our judges is unable to sit due to recusal or other absence.”

Neill heard the third case on the Court’s November 7 docket: Case No. SC97285, In re: Mary L. Lemp, a disciplinary case involving a St. Louis attorney.

Neill has served as a circuit judge in St. Louis since February 2002. He previously was in the private practice of law for more than 15 years and, before that, spent more than a dozen years with the legal division of the St. Louis metropolitan police department. He earned his bachelor of arts in history in 1971 and his law degree in 1974, both from Saint Louis University.