Heather Zerger and Melody Rayl have been chosen for inclusion on the 2012 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars list. Up to 2.5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas are selected to the list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice.
Zerger earned her J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1999. Prior to co-founding Zerger & Mauer LLP in 2011 with Steve Mauer, she was a partner at Bryan Cave LLP. Her experience includes defending class actions and commercial trials representing plaintiffs. She is also experienced in employment litigation and counseling.
Rayl earned her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and a Masters of Criminal Justice from Washburn University. Rayl represents clients in commercial matters through all phases of the litigation process. Her practice also focuses on defending employers in employment litigation matters, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment and wage and hour claims.
The Rising Stars list will appear in the 2012 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers magazine as well as the November 2012 issues of KC Magazine and KC Business Magazine. For more information, visit www.superlawyers.com/about/rising_stars.html.
About Zerger & Mauer LLP
Steven Mauer and Heather Zerger established Zerger & Mauer LLP in April 2011. Steve and Heather are former big firm lawyers who offer big firm capabilities with the personal attention, focus and flexibility that clients expect from a small firm. Zerger & Mauer represent financial institutions, businesses, municipalities and individuals in complex commercial litigation, employment counseling and defense, trust litigation and contract and tort actions.