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Brooks to carry on law firm’s 40 years of tradition

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 at 9:14 am

Latonya Brooks, of St. Louis, recently assumed operation of the law practice of Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer. Located in


the same building at 421 South Main Street in Troy for the past 40 years, the firm will now be known as Brooks Law Office, LLC. Brooks will continue to serve Troy and its surrounding areas as well as communities in the greater St. Louis Metropolitan region with the same exceptional service that has earned the practice a reputation for professional excellence.

Brooks is a 2009 graduate of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg where she earned a B.S. in Political Science and minor in Criminal Justice. Following her undergraduate work, she studied at the Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Ind., where she graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2012.

While attending Valparaiso, Brooks was a member of the Jessup International Moot Court, the Black Law Students Association, a student ambassador, and was employed in the University’s law library. Brooks was also the recipient of the University’s prestigious 2012 Corpus Juris Secundum Award. She was an extern for the Lake County Superior Court and the Lake County Public Defenders Office, both in Crown Point, Ind.

While a student at the University of Central Missouri, she worked as an intern for Judge Sue Dodson at the Johnson County Justice Center, Warrensburg.

Latonya Brooks is a member of the Lincoln County Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Women in the Legal Profession, the Pi Sigma Alpha-Political Science Honor Fraternity, and the Order of Omega-Greek Honors Fraternity.

Prior taking over Judge Mennemeyer’s practice, she was a contract attorney for Bryan Cave, LLP, in St. Louis, Missouri.

For more information, call 636-528-8518.