Capes Sokol Welcomes 2019 Summer Associates
Capes Sokol is pleased to welcome its 2019 Summer Associate Class – Lowell R. Gaddis, Alyssa N. Sheets, and Kayla I. Solomon.
The program is designed such that our Summer Associates assist in the preparation of substantive work product on behalf of our clients and are additionally offered an experiential component to acquaint them with aspects of the legal practice which are rarely touched upon in the academic setting of law school.
Meet the 2019 Capes Sokol Summer Associates
Lowell R. Gaddis
Lowell “Ross” Gaddis attends Washington University School of Law and will graduate in May 2020. Ross has served as the on-campus Westlaw student representative and has mentored numerous sections of 1L and LLM students in legal research skills. Ross will also serve as a legal writing teaching assistant for the upcoming academic year where he will mentor 1L students in research presentation and legal drafting skills. Ross has also participated in moot court and will complete a judicial externship with Judge Barry Schermer in the Eastern District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court this fall.
Ross comes to us with 8 years of work experience in corporate accounting and worked last summer for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. Ross is a Certified Public Accountant. Originally from Shelbyville, IL, Ross graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Illinois University with a double major in Accountancy and Management.
Alyssa N. Sheets
Alyssa N. Sheets attends Washington University School of Law and will graduate in May 2020. Alyssa serves as the Managing Editor for the Washington University Jurisprudence Review, Vol. 12, which will publish her note, “Paternalism and the Federal Regulation of Advertising E-Cigarettes to Children.” An active member of the WashU Law community, she is Co-Chair of the Class of 2020 Class Gift Campaign Committee, Treasurer of the Christian Legal Fellowship, and a member of Phi Alpha Delta Fraternity.
Prior to joining the firm, Alyssa was a Legal Intern for the California Appellate Project, a non-profit legal resource center for indigent persons facing execution. Before law school she spent two years working for the federal government consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C. Originally from Orinda, CA, Alyssa graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics.
Kayla I. Solomon
Kayla I. Solomon attends Saint Louis University School of Law and will graduate in May 2020. She is Diversity Committee Co-Chair of the SLU Law Student Bar Association, the governmental body for all law students. In 2017, Kayla received an Academic Excellence Award for Highest Grade in Legal Research and Writing. During the 2019 spring semester, she was a Judicial Intern for Judge Catherine Perry at the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. Prior to joining the firm, she was an Intern with the United States Attorney’s Office for Southern District of Illinois and a Faculty Fellow for Professor Christine Rollins at Saint Louis University School of Law.
Originally from Ellisville, MO, Kayla graduated magna cum laude from Maryville University of St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. In addition, Kayla is anticipated to graduate magna cum laude from Saint Louis University with her Masters of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology.
THE SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM
Capes Sokol’s Summer Associate Program provides second-year law students with challenging assignments which require them to work together with Shareholders and Associates in the real work of the firm. Summer Associates learn to address the practical problems our clients face under the guidance of our experienced attorneys. Capes Sokol commits significant resources and effort to conduct a high-quality Summer Associate Program that is both enriching for participants and beneficial to the firm as a whole.
For more information on the Capes Sokol Summer Associate Program, please visit our summer associate program page. For questions regarding the program, please contact Deborah A. Trachsel, Executive Director.