Board Member

Brad retired as a partner from Kramer & Frank, P.C., in 2017.

He is a long-time volunteer with the ACLU. He served as general counsel and chair of the Legal Committee for ACLU-EM (now ACLU-MO) from 2009 to 2014. Brad’s tenure on the ACLU-EM Board of Trustees (1987-2005) included positions as board president (2014-2016), secretary, affirmative action officer and chair of several committees. As of 2016, Brad serves as board vice-president of the ACLU-MO. In 2005, he received the ACLU-EM's Eugene Buder Spirit of Liberty Award. Brad began his legal career and his affiliation with the ACLU in Chicago, when he served as a legal intern for the Roger Baldwin Foundation (ACLU of Illinois) while a law student at DePaul College of Law. After graduating in 1982, Brad received a Reginald Heber Community Law Fellowship, administered by Howard University in Washington, D.C.

As a Senior Litigation Principal with Kramer & Frank, P.C., Brad concentrated his practice on Commercial Litigation, Retail Collections and Creditors' Rights. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Brad has a long-standing commitment to the Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) mission, having worked as an attorney for its affiliates in Hannibal, Missouri when Rory Ellinger was its Executive Director, and Greater Gary, Indiana. As a participant in the LSC’s Volunteer Lawyers Program for the past 25 years, he provides free legal advice to victims of domestic abuse at Safe Connections in St. Louis. He serves on the Commercial Law Committee of the Missouri Bar. As a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), he served as chair of the Individual Rights and Responsibilities Committee and the Gallery of Legal Pioneers, which established a portrait gallery at BAMSL headquarters to honor lawyers who broke down barriers to racial and gender equality in the legal profession in Eastern Missouri.

Brad and his wife, Laurie Vincent, a nationally recognized speechwriter, live in University City. Brad is the bass player for The Decades, a local classic rock cover band.

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