ST. LOUIS DAILY RECORD HONORS WOMEN’S JUSTICE AWARD RECIPIENTS
Clayton, MO – Danna McKitrick principal Ruth A. Binger is one of three recipients of the Lawyer’s Lawyer Award in the St. Louis Daily Record’s 10th annual Women’s Justice Awards. The Lawyer’s Lawyer Award recognizes women in private practice who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice, and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice or contributing to the betterment of the profession. Binger and award winners from all eight categories will be honored on April 10, 2008, at a gala reception at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis.
Binger, who practices corporate and intellectual property law, was nominated by fellow attorneys for her extraordinary contributions to the legal profession and the St Louis business community.
“Ruth exemplifies what it means to be a spectacular mom-citizen-lawyer. She stands out among other lawyers and business people because of her innovative approach to the practice of law,” says Michele Davis, a litigation associate at Danna McKitrick. “My colleagues and I consider Ruth to be an inspiration and an awesome role-model. She helps us find ways to balance our personal, professional, and community responsibilities—not an easy thing to do. A lot of law firms have mentoring programs, but Ruth lives it. She really gets it.”
Recently re-elected to the executive committee of the firm, Binger is an advocate and mentor for young associates adjusting to the pressures of the profession. She’s also a mentor in the Special Friends Extended Program for underprivileged elementary students, a member of the subcommittee of the Ladue Middle School Parent’s Association, and a participant in the “Battle of the Books” where sixth graders compete in reading.
The idea of ‘giving and creating’ inspired Binger to reactivate the CEO Roundtable Group 12 years ago (a program that was created originally as part of a RCGA initiative over 14 years ago). Meeting monthly with Binger acting as facilitator, a diverse group of 14 entrepreneurs share their experiences and lessons learned, their struggles, and their needs, in hopes of helping the others succeed.
Binger was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as a recipient of their “40 Under 40” award. She also received the Pacesetter Award from the St. Louis RCGA related to the CEO Roundtable she launched, and has served or is presently serving on various boards including the St. Louis RCGA, Civic Entrepreneurs Organization, and the Associated Industries of Missouri.
About Danna McKitrick: Located in Clayton, Missouri, Danna McKitrick, P.C. delivers outstanding legal representation to businesses (emerging to national), insurers, government-related entities, and individuals throughout the Midwest.