From Illinois Business Journal news services
BELLEVILLE – St. Louis-based Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. has added attorneys Ann Marie Frey, Dominique de Vastey and Megha Shah to its litigation practice group in Belleville. All three joined the firm as associates.
A 2010 graduate of the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Fla., Frey represents clients in litigation matters including product liability, mass toxic tort and asbestos litigation. Before joining the firm, she was an associate at Lucco, Brown, Threlkeld & Dawson, LLP, in Edwardsville, where she focused on trial and deposition preparation for the asbestos docket in Madison and St. Clair counties. While in law school, Frey worked with an asylum and immigrant rights law clinic, helping those seeking political and religious asylum from their home countries. She is a resident of Edwardsville.
De Vastey is a 2013 graduate of Washington University School of Law, where she was editor in chief of the Midwest Black Law Students Association Law Journal. Before joining Greensfelder, she was an attorney at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C. in Edwardsville. De Vastey has represented employers and insurers in tort litigation and workers’ compensation law, and her clients have included those involved in products, premises and professional liability actions. During law school, de Vastey researched claims of immigration-related unfair employment practices for the U.S. Department of Justice and clerked for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Her internship experience also took her to South Africa, where she worked with a human rights legal group. She is a resident of Glen Carbon.
Shah, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law, has state and federal court experience in complex civil litigation and toxic tort defense. Before joining Greensfelder, she was an associate at Kurowski Shultz in Belleville, where she worked on complex toxic tort litigation and product liability cases. Among her successes was helping to obtain a favorable jury verdict in an asbestos lawsuit in Syracuse, N.Y. During her time at UNC, she worked with the school’s immigration clinic and as a clerk for a Chicago law firm and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. She is a resident of Fairview Heights.
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