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BCLP Partner Craig O'Dear has been selected to receive a 2022 ICON Award, sponsored by Missouri Lawyers Media. The ICON Awards are presented to distinguished attorneys for their notable and sustained success and leadership, both within and beyond the field of law.

The 2022 honorees are recognized for their exemplary careers and longstanding commitment to the Missouri legal community. Whether active or retired, honorees must hold or have held a senior position with significant decision-making authority for their firm or organization.

Craig advises clients in high-stakes business and class action litigation throughout the United States and internationally. He has particularly extensive experience in intellectual property litigation where he helps clients protect the valuable information underlying the establishment and growth of their business. Craig has handled restrictive covenant and misappropriation of trade secrets disputes in many jurisdictions across the country. Craig also has substantial experience in product liability litigation where he helps clients manage risks associated with the manufacture and distribution of a wide variety of products.

Craig is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, and in the Kansas City Business Journal as “Best of the Bar” in business and product liability litigation.

The list of 2022 ICON honorees includes founding partners, firm leaders, current and retired judges and former public officials. Missouri Lawyers Media will celebrate Craig and all of this year’s honorees at the fifth annual ICON Awards luncheon, June 29 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. Honorees also will be profiled in print and online in a special section of Missouri Lawyers Weekly.


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