On September 15, 2022, Shelly Dreyer was sworn in as Vice President of the Missouri Bar Association during the Bar’s annual meeting at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, MO. This also means that she will be President-elect of the Missouri Bar in 2023-2024 and Missouri Bar President for the 2024-2025 term. Currently, the Missouri Bar President, the President-elect, and Vice-President are all women. This ground-breaking achievement is the first to occur in the history of the Missouri Bar. Dreyer’s election marks the first time since 1994 that an attorney from Southwest Missouri has served as president of the Missouri Bar Association.
Shelly grew up in Springfield Missouri and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law and was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1997. Prior to her election as Vice President, Shelly served on the Missouri Board of Governors as well as the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. In 2012, Shelly was named a Top Attorney in Missouri by Kansas City Magazine and was noted as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association. She was also named a Top Litigation Practitioner at the Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly 2015 Women’s Justice Awards. Other notable accomplishments include being named an Up-And-Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly in 2006 and the 2012 Volunteer Service Award from the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys’ Emergency Response Team for her pro-bono work following the Joplin tornado in 2011. Shelly is currently an accomplished trial lawyer and partner at Sticklen, Dreyer & Tinney, where she handles cases involving personal injury, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, and more. She also served as Dardenne Prairie’s first judge.
Statement from Shelly
“It is such an honor to serve the Missouri Bar and the citizens of Missouri by being elected as Vice President of the Missouri Bar,” said Dreyer. “I am looking forward to working with the incoming president and president-elect in continuing the bar’s mission of helping Missouri lawyers better serve their clients and to continue working for Missouri citizens to ensure access to justice.”
A Comment from Charlie Sticklen
“No one outworks Shelly Dreyer. Her tireless commitment to her clients and her willingness to fight for the underdog and the underrepresented is truly remarkable. I know that her work ethic and willingness to work with people will be a tremendous asset to the Missouri Bar and the citizens of Missouri,” said Charlie Sticklen, founding partner of the law firm Sticklen, Dreyer & Tinney.
Contact Shelly Dreyer
Dreyer has been a partner at Sticklen, Dreyer & Tinney since 2014. She focuses her work on all areas of personal injury, including auto accidents, accidents involving semi-trucks, wrongful death, product liability, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, nursing home neglect, and premises liability. If you need someone to help you with your personal injury case, contact Sticklen, Dreyer & Tinney today.