WGBC’s Bill Carr Earns MATA’s 2022 Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award

August 3, 2022

White, Graham, Buckley & Carr LLC is pleased to announce partner Bill Carr was recently honored as the 2022 recipient of the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award by the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). Carr received this prestigious award during the MATA’s recent 64th annual convention.

WGBC partner Bill Carr (right) and Thomas Strong (left) pose for a photo after Carr was presented with the 2022 Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award. 

The annual honor is presented to the Missouri attorney who, according to the association, best exemplifies the qualities of professionalism, ethics, character and courtroom success. Other considerations include: achieving quality results in the courtroom; the number, length and complexity of cases tried; a willingness to share information with fellow trial lawyers and promote MATA’s goals.

“We are incredibly proud of Bill for earning this prestigious honor,” said WGBC partner Bryan White. “I’ve seen firsthand Bill’s dedication to his work, clients, the members of MATA and his colleagues here at White, Graham, Buckley & Carr. He has always represented the firm with class, so to see him earn the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award is very gratifying.”

At the MATA conference, Carr was also a convention speaker along with his daughter, Taylor Arri, an associate attorney at WGBC, and Elisabeth Chipps, a local licensed clinical counselor. Together, they gave a presentation on “The Four-Letter Word No One Wants to Talk About (HELP).” The father-daughter duo provided insights on practical strategies for finding the help needed to deal with the stress and anxiety encountered with the practice of law.

An experienced trial attorney, Carr represents individuals in personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation, with the goal of tackling complex problems and helping people navigate challenging times and tribulations that alters both their professional and personal lives. Carr has previously been recognized by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association with the Thomas J. Conway Award, a selection that was handed down to him by his peers who at one point took notice of his skills in the courtroom and in maintaining respectful relationships with opposing counsel.

Read more about the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award here.

WGBC attorneys pose for a photo after partner Bill Carr (center) was announced as the 2022 recipient of the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award.