Three Attorneys Selected for Theodore McMillian Inn of Court

December 9, 2013 Press Releases

W. Ray Price, Jeffrey Schultz and Laura Bentele have been chosen for membership in the Theodore McMillian Inn of Court, the local chapter of the American Inns of Court.

American Inns of Court are designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. The local chapter was established by Saint Louis University School of Law in 2010. It is named after Theodore McMillian, one of the first African-Americans admitted to the Saint Louis University School of Law in the 1940s and the first African-American to serve on the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Price, a former Missouri Supreme Court chief justice and current partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice group, has been selected as a Master Member in the organization. Masters typically have more than 20 years of experience and are judges or law professors.

He received his J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law, was a Rockefeller Fellow at Yale University Divinity School. Price earned his B.A. in religion, with high distinction, from the University of Iowa.

Jeffrey Schultz, a partner in the Litigation Practice group, has been selected as a Barrister member. Barristers are attorneys with 5-15 years of law practice experience.

Schultz is a business and commercial litigator and chair of Armstrong Teasdale's Social Media practice group. He received his J.D. from Washington University School of Law and B.A. from Truman State University. A member of The Missouri Bar and Illinois State Bar Association, Schultz serves as chair of The Missouri Bar’s Technology and Computer Law Committee.

Laura Bentele, an associate in the Litigation Practice group, has been selected as an Associate member, a category for attorneys with less than five years of experience.

She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law and B.A. in history and international affairs from George Washington University.