St. Louis Immigration Attorney Receives 2017 Distinguished Young Alumni Award

March 30, 2017 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale Immigration partner Martha (Marty) N. Hereford will be honored on March 30 with a 2017 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from her alma mater, Washington University School of Law.

The Distinguished Young Law Alumni Award honors successful alumni who have graduated in the past 25 years. Serving as examples for other Washington University law students and alumni, the honorees demonstrate the school’s high standards of leadership, progressive thinking, uncompromising integrity, commitment, courage and confidence.

“Marty has been at Armstrong Teasdale for more than 15 years, and her work in immigration has been both trailblazing and challenging in today’s legal landscape,” said John Beulick, managing partner at Armstrong Teasdale. “Her leadership and dedication in the field, as a woman in the legal profession and in the community are certainly recognized. Marty is very deserving of this honor, and we’re thankful to have a lawyer of her talent at the firm.”

Hereford has an extensive background in providing all types of business immigration services for national and international corporations in a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, engineering, information technology, scientific research, finance, insurance, manufacturing, energy, higher education, health care and architecture. Her clients include multinational, publicly traded and closely held corporations, Fortune 500, as well as small to mid-sized companies.

Since 2015, Hereford has been named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Immigration Law. In 2013, she was honored by the Women’s Law Caucus of the Washington University School of Law as part of its International Women’s Day Celebration. She was also recognized at the 2013 Tribute to Success: A Celebration of Women, and in 2012 made The Missouri Bar’s Pro Bono Wall of Fame.

Hereford has built a reputation as a champion for women attorneys. From 2010 to 2014, she served as director of the firm’s Professional Advancement of Women program, which is dedicated to creating a positive and supportive environment for women attorneys through mentoring, networking and educational opportunities. She also co-founded the Washington University's Women's Law Initiative.

In addition, she participates in legal and professional organizations including The Missouri Bar and American Immigration Lawyers Association. Hereford is also active in the community and serves in board and volunteer capacities for charitable organizations including the United Way Women’s Leadership Cabinet and Covenant House of Missouri, where she has served as a board member since 2004. Hereford participated in Covenant House’s 2016 Sleep Out, which raises awareness of youth homelessness. She also served on the board for Voices for Children for six years.

Admitted to practice in Missouri, Hereford earned her B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1989 and J.D. at Washington University School of Law in 1996. Hereford is based in the firm’s St. Louis office.

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