Armstrong Teasdale partner Amy Lorenz-Moser, who has won national recognition for her work on behalf of abused women , is featured in the documentary “The Perfect Victim” that will be shown at the St. Louis International Film Festival on November 18, 2012 at Washington University’s Brown Hall.
The documentary, which will be shown at 2:30 p.m., tells the story of brutally abused women, including two of Lorenz-Moser’s clients, who were imprisoned for many years after being convicted of killing their husbands. Information about the film can be found at http://www.theperfectvictimfilm.com. Lorenz-Moser will participate in a panel discussion following the screening.
The film, directed by Emmy Award winner Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, premiered on October 17 at the Hot Springs International Documentary Film Festival. It will also be shown at that festival on October 21.
Lorenz-Moser, a member of Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation practice group, has won a number of honors, including the prestigious American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico award, for her dedicated work on behalf of abused women. Her efforts garnered national attention in 2010 when she won freedom for two women who had been convicted of killing their husbands at a time when Missouri barred evidence of domestic abuse in murder trials. The women had each spent more than 30 years behind bars.
She was also awarded Missouri Lawyers Weekly highest honor “Lawyer of the Year” as well as the Spirit of Justice Award from the Fellows of the St. Louis Bar Foundation. She has also been honored with Saint Louis University School of Law’s Excellence Award and Webster University Alumni Association’s Loretto Award for social justice.
Lorenz-Moser received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law in 2000 and B.A. from Webster University in 1997.