Paule Camazine & Blumenthal attorney Susan E. Block will be honored by Missouri Lawyers Weekly at its inaugural ICON Awards luncheon on June 1 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
The 2018 ICON Awards will be presented to 25 distinguished men and women attorneys age 60 and older in recognition of their exemplary careers and longstanding commitment to the Missouri legal community. The list includes judges, founding partners, mediators, a former U.S. Senator, and legal scholars. All hold or have held a senior position with significant decision-making authority for their firm or organization. These attorneys from around the state have had notable and sustained success and leadership both within and beyond the field of law.
In 2004, Block re-entered the private practice of law, with a concentration in family law matters after having served in judicial capacities for 25 years, including acting as the Administrative Judge of the Family Court of St. Louis County. She now handles such matters as complex custody, juvenile, grandparents’ rights, abuse and neglect, school, and paternity matters.
Recipient of many awards, Block was awarded the Andrew Jackson Higgins Award for Excellence in Juvenile Justice. Her work in child advocacy has been recognized nationally and internationally. She has served as an adjunct professor at St. Louis University School of Law, Washington University School of Law, and Emory University School of Law. She was recently inducted into the Fleur de Lis Order of the St. Louis University School of Law Hall of Fame.
A monthly columnist for the St. Louis Lawyer magazine of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Block shares her experiences as a judge and a lawyer and highlights critical issues that our community faces. Block serves on the boards of Caring of Kids and HomeWorks! and is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness. She is a regular lecturer at continuing legal education seminars on issues of child custody, domestic violence, and LGBT matters. She is a member of Central Reform Congregation, married, with four children and eight grandchildren.