A longtime Mexico community leader and lawyer is being recognized for his lifetime contributions.
It was announced yesterday that 45 year veteran of the courtroom Louis J. Leonatti was recognized by the Missouri Lawyers Media with an Icon Award.
Leonatti has spent his entire career in the same building.
He graduated from law school at the University of Missouri and went to Mexico, Missouri for his first job, where he has been ever since.
Leonatti is the Mexico city attorney and President of his law firm Leonatti and Baker, and was once a nominee for a federal judgeship.
A one-time vice-chair of the Missouri Ethics Commission.
12th Circuit Judge Jason Lamb nominated Mr. Leonatti for the award which was presented virtually this year due to COVID-19.