July 13, 2012

Commerce Magazine, July 2012

As a lawyer, registered nurse and adjunct professor, Joan Killgore brings a unique perspective to her firm, her clients and her students. Killgore's experience as a nurse prepared her well for her career as a health care lawyer and teacher. Today she has a busy practice and is a shareholder at the St. Louis office of law firm Polsinelli Shughart. A pediatric nurse for seven years, Killgore worked at Cardinal Glennon Hospital and in general pediatric practice. About 10 years ago she decided to go to law school for several reasons.

"I knew I wanted to get an advanced degree and becoming a health care lawyer dovetailed nicely with my background as a nurse," Killgore says.

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