Helen is from Tell City, Indiana. She obtained her B.S.W. from Indiana State University, graduating with Honors and receiving the Outstanding Senior Award from Indiana State University. She was Miss Indiana State University during her tenure at the university.
She received her J.D. and M.S.W. from Washington University and graduated with Honors and Order of the Coif. In law school, she served on law review. the Student Bar Association and was clerk for the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. After law school graduation, Helen served as President of The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, on the Board of Governors for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and on the Missouri State Board of Psychologists by appointment of the Governor. Helen’s over 38 years of litigation defense experience includes arbitration, mediation, regulatory work, relativity, and significant state and federal court litigation, including appellate practice.
Helen’s practice concentrates on litigation defense, with an emphasis in the area of transportation.