Overview

LaceShionna N. Cline focuses her practice on labor and employment matters. Lace has defended clients in a variety of matters involving casualty litigation, breach of contract, wrongful death, premises liability, and products liability. 

She served as an assistant prosecuting attorney at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office in Kansas City, Missouri, and an assistant circuit attorney at the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office in St. Louis, Missouri, where she gained invaluable courtroom experience. During her time as an assistant prosecutor, Lace successfully tried numerous high-level felony jury trials as lead and secondary counsel.

Lace earned an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from the University of Missouri School of Law, where she was a pupil of the Elwood L. Thomas Inns of Court and a note and comment editor for the Journal of Dispute Resolution.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Representative, District 9

Young Lawyers’ Section Council

The Missouri Bar

2019-2020

Call-A-Lawyer Chair

Young Lawyers Division

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

2020

Founder/ Co-Chair

Young Lawyers Division Committee Addressing Racial Equity in St. Louis (YLD CARES)

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

2020

Recognition

Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America©

2022

Elected, Western District Diversity Seat

The Missouri Bar Board of Governors

2021

Recipient, Award of Merit

Young Lawyers Division (YLD)

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)

2021

Selected

The Missouri Bar Leadership Academy

Class of 2020-2021

Recipient, Karl Blanchard Jr. Outstanding Student Award

Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL) Trial Academy

2019

Graduate

Kansas City Missouri Bar Association Bar Leadership Program

2017

Dean's List

University of Missouri School of Law

Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society

University of Missouri School of Law

Named, Unsung Hero

University of Missouri

2012

Recipient, BACCHUS Network Area 5 Award for Excellence

University of Missouri

2011-2012

News, Analysis & Press

Young Lawyers Division Forms YLD CARES: Committee Addressing Racial Equity in St. Louis

The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

August 2020

Speaking Engagements

A Guide to Motions in Limines

Missouri Bar CLE: Trial Skills Workshop

May 2019 and September 2020

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, 2015
  • B.A., University of Missouri, 2012

Bar Admission

Missouri
Illinois
Iowa

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas