St. Louis, Mo. – April 16, 2013 – Danna McKitrick, P.C. Attorney Misty A. Watson has been recognized by the Washington University Women’s Law Caucus as an International Women’s Day 2013 Honoree. The Women’s Law Caucus celebrated its 40th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by recognizing Watson and eight others for their volunteer work in the legal community and their contributions to the advancements of women in law.
Watson was honored for her work as a volunteer lawyer at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM). Watson is the co-founder of the Guardianship and Older Adult Life Planning Project (GOAL Planning Project), a new project offered by LSEM in conjunction with Washington University School of Law. The GOAL Planning Project provides legal assistance for those seeking guardianship over another individual and assists individuals age 60 and above with preparing life planning documents, such as wills, living wills, or durable powers of attorney, and medical care directives. Individuals must qualify financially for assistance through LSEM.
Past honorees include: Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court; Jean Carnahan, former U.S. Senator; Robin Carnahan, former Missouri Secretary of State; and Hon. Catherine Perry, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.
Watson, an estate planning attorney, focuses her practice on estate planning, administration, and probate. She counsels individuals, families, and business owners in the creation of trusts, wills, financial and health care powers of attorney, guardianships, and conservatorships. She also guides trustees through the complexities of the trust administration process.
An active volunteer, Watson is a board member of the Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. She is a Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition junior board member and a member of the PROMO Governor’s Council. She is also an active member of the St. Louis ARC Young Friends.
A graduate with a B.S.W. from East Central University, Watson earned both her LL.M. in Taxation and J.D. from Washington University School of Law. She is a member of the Estate Planning Council, The Women Lawyer’s Association of Greater St. Louis, the American Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and the Bar Association of St. Louis. Watson is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.