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Capes Sokol Welcomes New Associates Gaddis and Solomon

The law firm of Capes Sokol is pleased to announce that L. Ross Gaddis and Kayla I. Solomon have passed the Missouri Bar and joined the firm as associates.

Ross and Kayla started at Capes Sokol as summer associates in 2019 and continued working with the firm as law clerks throughout their 3L year. Ross will practice as a part of the firm’s Business and Finance; Real Estate; Tax Controversy; and Trusts and Estates practice groups. Kayla will join Capes Sokol’s Litigation practice group.

L. Ross Gaddis

Ross will focus his practice on corporate governance, entity formation, estate planning, real estate contracts, secured transactions, taxation, and wealth management support to individuals and businesses. An attorney-CPA, he utilizes his training and experience in taxation and accounting to advise clients across a variety of industries on relevant federal and state tax matters.

Ross joins the firm with seven years of work experience in financial accounting and reporting for a Fortune 100 company.  During law school, he served as an intern to the Honorable Barry S. Schermer of the Eastern District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court and as an intern with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Ross received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in 2020. He graduated summa cum laude from Eastern Illinois University with a double major in Accountancy and Management.

Kayla I. Solomon

Kayla will focus her practice on product liability litigation and commercial litigation. She has experience with a variety of litigation matters including toxic tort, contract disputes, employment law matters and white-collar criminal defense.

During law school, Kayla served as a judicial intern for Judge Catherine Perry of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri and as a legal intern with the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Kayla received her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 2020. She graduated magna cum laude from Maryville University of St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and is projected to graduate magna cum laude from Saint Louis University with a Master of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology in 2021. She is fluent in Arabic.

About Capes Sokol

Ross and Kayla follow recent additions to the firm in the past year, including one business and real estate counsel attorney, four new litigation shareholders, and three new associates. Earlier this year, Capes Sokol moved into a new, multi-floor office space in the Regions Centre in Clayton.

Capes Sokol is a St. Louis-based law firm focusing on corporate and real estate matters; business, commercial, intellectual property, and product liability litigation; employment law; tax litigation and controversy; white collar criminal defense; trusts and estates; entertainment and media; and digital currency and blockchain technology.

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