Honors & Awards
Grellner earns Women’s Justice Award for General Practitioner
By Neal A. Johnson, UD Editor
LINN — Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Grellner of Linn was honored recently at the Missouri Lawyers Media’s 25th annual Women’s Justice Awards (WJA) for her work as a general practitioner.
The WJA program celebrates women across Missouri who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice, and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.
Grellner meets the definition of a general practitioner — the woman who, as an attorney, does it all; she handles multiple practice areas with skill — easily between her private practice and role as the prosecutor.
“I am very humbled to be recognized as there are many that work just as hard and are just as deserving,” said Grellner, one of 51 award recipients at the May 18 event at The Royal Sonesta Chase Park Plaza St. Louis.
In 1997, Grellner earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. While working for the county prosecutor as a secretary and raising a three-year-old son, she decided to pursue her long-term dream of becoming an attorney.
While attending law school at MU, Grellner continued to work for the prosecuting attorney for a while, then for two law offices as a clerk. She did a brief stint right out of law school at the Department of Revenue.
Grellner graduated from law school in early December 1999 and passed the bar exam in February 2000.
In May of that year, she went to work for Lowell McCuskey at McCuskey Law Office.
In December 2001, Judge Ralph Voss retired, and former Prosecuting Attorney Rob Schollmeyer was appointed to the bench in early 2002. A few weeks later, Gov. Bob Holden appointed Grellner to the........