A quick update on what is going on at Roberts Perryman. We recently added three new attorneys who will be handling our growing trucking and workers’ compensation practices. These attorneys understand not only how to provide the kind of client service and counsel Roberts Perryman has built its reputation on, but they also have the ability and skills to grow our firm’s business. I am thrilled to have them all on board.
Julie Hovermale is returning to Roberts Perryman to head up the Workers’ Compensation practice area. Julie worked at RP for several years before taking some time off to take care of her family. We are extremely happy to have her return and lead the defense for our workers’ compensation clients. Julie is an experienced defense attorney who has defended employers and their insurers on Workers’ Compensation claims for over twelve years. Prior to joining Roberts Perryman, she was a staff attorney for the Chief Judge of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, Julie was engaged in private practice in Springfield, Illinois with a focus on Workers’ Compensation. In her role at Roberts Perryman, she defends employers, insurers and self-insured companies on workers’ compensation matters in both Illinois and Missouri.
Josh Owings will focus on Trucking and insurance. Josh Owings graduated from Washington University School of Law with honors. While at Washington University, Josh worked on the Washington University Jurisprudence Review as a Senior Staff Editor and co-chaired the board of the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court competition. He also participated in Washington University’s top ranked clinical education program where he advocated for clients in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County. During his final year of law school, Josh gained transportation law experience working as a clerk in the legal department of a St. Louis based transportation company. Josh’s primary focus at RP will be on the business side of trucking.
Jennifer Wood will also be practicing in areas of Trucking Litigation and Insurance Defense. Jennifer joins Robert Perryman with a wealth of experience in the transportation industry. Prior to completing her JD at Saint Louis University, she enjoyed a career working in both car rental and moving companies. In her former career, Jennifer had a vast amount of experience in risk management and claims resolution. We also like the fact that her husband is a full-time truck driver.