St. Louis Community Involvement

Commitment to Community

Since its founding, Carmody MacDonald's commitment to community has been as strong as its passion and desire to champion client goals and aspirations. The firm's attorneys and staff members are active in the community with their time, expertise, financial support and most importantly, with their hearts and minds.

Members of the Carmody MacDonald team participate in more than 50 organizations across the region in a wide range of civic, philanthropic, professional, educational and charitable activities and organizations, including the RCGA, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and others. In addition, Carmody MacDonald donates corporate and other legal services to Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The firm supports all employees in seeking leadership positions on civic and business boards, in schools, foundations, and service groups, as well as fundraisers for charities and causes of all kinds.



Community Spotlight


Pro Bono Work

The firm encourages its lawyers to share their expertise and passion for justice with those who need help and support but cannot afford the services of an attorney. The firm dedicates hundreds of hours each year to pro bono work and considers this work both a professional responsibility and a privilege.

The firm was honored to have been acknowledged by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc. in 2008 with the first-ever Gerald R. Ortbals Outstanding Law Firm Award. This Volunteer Lawyer Award given by Legal Services recognizes Carmody MacDonald as a firm that has truly distinguished itself with its commitment to pro bono service.

Professional Involvement and Mentoring

Attorneys at Carmody MacDonald take an active role in the legal community. Attorneys contribute their expertise and know-how by mentoring aspiring legal students and professionals. The firm sponsors the Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards, honoring award recipients for excellent performance in Legal Practice class at Washington University. Several attorneys teach classes at the university level and actively participate with impressionable students in the K-12 classroom through Junior Achievement.

Every attorney at Carmody MacDonald belongs to local and regional bar associations and many participate on committees, policy-making teams and in fundraising events.

Overall, the same spirit of dedication, persistence, selflessness, preparedness and endurance that we extend to our clients, we humbly extend to our community.

Apr 14, 2016
Carmody MacDonald Attorneys Worked on NGA Land Deal.
Apr 14, 2016
Carmody MacDonald Associate Patrick Wittenbrink Appointed to Wings of Hope Board of Directors.
Apr 12, 2016
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis Announces Carmody MacDonald Partner Angela Drumm will serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.
Mar 31, 2015
Carmody MacDonald P.C. congratulates firm principal David P. Stoeberl on being named Vice President of Art Saint Louis where he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors.
Sep 19, 2014
Ten second-year law students at Washington University in St. Louis received the Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards for outstanding performance in the class during their first year of law school.
Jul 30, 2014
Carmody MacDonald P.C. was pleased to sponsor the 2014 Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Golf Tournament at Norwood Hills Country Club yesterday.
Jun 04, 2014
Carmody MacDonald P.C. worked together with the Career Services offices at University of Missouri School of Law to host a "Summer in St. Louis" event for St. Louis summer Mizzou students, Mizzou Law School alumni, lawyers and judges.
May 23, 2014
Carmody MacDonald P.C. is a proud sponsor of the 14th Annual MAABA Unity Dinner. supporting the Missouri Asian American Bar Association, Mound City Bar Association, Hispanic Bar Association, Lawyers for Equality, Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, and the South Asian Bar Association.
May 19, 2014
Attorneys Eddie Ernst and Greg Murphy golfed in Webster University's Gorlok Open on Monday, May 19th.
Apr 03, 2014
Carmody MacDonald P.C. Attorney Gregory J. Murphy was named to the list of the "Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business" by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. The list is compiled of 100 individuals who are influencers in the St. Louis business community.
Mar 20, 2014
Carmody MacDonald P.C. is pleased to announce that Firm Administrator, Lisa Waligorski, CLM (Certified Legal Manager) has been elected Board President of the Gateway Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA). Ms. Waligorski has been with Carmody MacDonald since 2008 and has been active in law firm administration for more than 18 years.
Feb 10, 2014
Carmody MacDonald attorneys Sarah J. Bettag and Laura Bailey Brown participated in the 2014 St. Louis Diversity Clerkship Program at Saint Louis University School of Law on Saturday, February 8th. Students from the law schools at Saint Louis University, Washington University, University of Missouri - Columbia, University of Illinois, and Southern Illinois University - Carbondale were in attendance.
Sep 20, 2013
The Missouri Bar has selected Carmody MacDonald’s Laura Bailey Brown as a member of the 2013-2014 Leadership Academy.
Sep 19, 2013
Twelve second-year law students at Washington University in St. Louis received the Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards for outstanding performance in the class during their first year of law school.
Sep 10, 2013
Gregory J. Murphy, Associate at Carmody MacDonald P.C., has been elected to serve on the Webster University Alumni Association Board of Directors for the 2013-2015 term.
Aug 20, 2013
Carmody MacDonald P.C is proud to announce that Principal David P. Stoeberl has joined the board of directors of Art Saint Louis. His term runs from July 2013 until July 2016.
Jul 09, 2013
Attorney Laura Bailey Brown Receives the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Corporate Achievers Campaign "Honoree Leadership Award".
Jan 25, 2013
Carmody MacDonald Principal, Gregory D. Willard participated in a panel discussion on January 17 on recent Missouri court decisions and other relevant issues in lending for the St. Louis Chapter of the Risk Management Association (or RMA).
Jan 11, 2013
Carmody MacDonald P.C. is proud to announce that David H. Luce, Principal, has been appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri en banc to serve as a member of the Regional Disciplinary Committee for Division 1 of Region X. Luce’s four-year term became effective January 1, 2013.
Jan 11, 2013
Carmody MacDonald P.C. attorneys participated in the Washington University School of Law 1L Professional Conference the week of Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 11th. Attorneys Tina N. Babel, Edwin C. Ernst, IV, Sarah J. Bettag, and Laura B. Brown volunteered their time in the Mock Interview portion of the conference.
Oct 29, 2012
Carmody MacDonald was one of the sponsors of the 2012 Missouri Bankers Association’s Bank Legal Issues Conference on Thursday and Friday, October 25th and 26th.
Sep 12, 2012
Twelve second-year law students at Washington University in St. Louis received the Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Awards for outstanding performance in the class during their first year of law school.
Aug 30, 2012
Carmody MacDonald P.C. congratulates attorney Tina N. Babel for being honored with the F. William McCalpin Pro Bono Award by the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.
Aug 22, 2012
Attorney Tina N. Babel authored an article in the Summer 2012 issue of Precedent. Precedent is a quarterly publication from the Missouri Bar Association. In the article, Ms. Babel highlights what pro bono is all about.