Dickerson Oxton - January 2019

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JAN. 2019

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NewBeginnings WHAT 2019 HOLDS IN STORE FOR OUR FAMILY AND FIRM

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Happy New Year from all of us at the firm! We hope 2019 is off to a bright and joyous start for you and your loved ones. While I have never been one for formal “New Year’s resolutions,” I do like to take a moment to reflect on the past year and prepare for the changes the next year will bring. Looking back, 2018 was full of challenges and exciting opportunities for our family and our firm. The big shift for Tom and I is that our daughter, Heidi, started kindergarten! Sometimes it feels like I blinked and suddenly my baby girl was walking and talking. Heidi and her little brother Ian also made the transition to being at the same school together, which means less driving around for Tom and I. Looking forward into the new year, we hope this will make a big impact in our children’s lives. Before this move to the same school, the commute to two schools meant there wasn’t any time for Heidi and Ian to stick around for after school activities. Now, we’re hoping they can pick up extracurricular activities and sports that interest them. Heidi is already starting piano lessons, and we’re hoping Ian will follow in his father’s footsteps and pick up soccer this spring. No matter what

extracurricular activities our kids get interested in, we’re excited to give them the opportunity to explore them! Having moved the kids to a new school, Tom and I are contemplating a move ourselves. We’d like to find a home closer to our kid’s school and the law office so we can make our commutes as quick as we can. Raising kids while serving our clients has always been Taking on more of these cases has been a challenge, which is why I find so much joy in it. It's exciting to get the chance to learn and grow in the field I love. a rewarding challenge, we just want to make sure we get the most out of the time we spend with Heidi and Ian rather than being stuck in traffic. The opportunity to pop into the office on the weekends too would be a welcome return to the days when we lived close to our old office. On a professional level, 2018 was a year of transition for myself as well. I’ve taken on more and more mass tort cases from all over the country, which has been quite the adjustment!

I’ll admit to being a bit of a control freak when it comes to my work, and there’s just no room for that on these national cases that require a ton of collaboration between firms and across jurisdictions. Taking on more of these cases has been a challenge, which is why I find so much joy in it. It’s exciting to get the chance to learn and grow in the field I love. been taking on more and more single event cases while I pour myself into these nationwide endeavors. And of course, we’re always discussing cases and helping one another inside and outside of work. Together, we’re helping folks here in the Kansas City area and beyond, which is an amazing feeling. While no one can predict the hurdles 2019 will bring, I know my family will leap over them together as a team. From watching our kids grow and thrive at their new school, to making our firm the absolute best it can be, I could not be more excited for what the future holds. 1 –Chelsea Dickerson Of course, I couldn’t have made this leap without my husband. Tom’s

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