Seventy-eight Scouts from Southeast Missouri and Southern
Illinois earned the Eagle Scout rank in 2013. Those Scouts were recognized
at the annual Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at Southeast Missouri State
University on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Maurice (Marcy) B. Graham, president of the St. Louis
litigation law firm of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. was the guest speaker at
the event, while Luke Landgraf served as Chairman of the Court of Honor.
Fewer than five percent of all Scouts attain the rank of Eagle, the highest honor in the Boy Scout program. In 2013, 588 Scouts from the Greater St. Louis Area Council achieved Eagle.
An Eagle Scout from Troop 26 in Fredericktown, Mo., Mr.
Graham shared how reaching the Eagle rank has influenced his life
both personally and professionally. He still benefits from the skills
and lessons he learned from his Scouting career, which included many
trips to Camp Lewallen and visit to the National Jamboree in Irvin
practiced in Fredericktown for a number of years before moving to St. Louis.
Mr. Graham is a former president of The Missouri Bar, was Missouri Lawyers
Weekly’s lawyer of the year, received the distinguished Alumni Award from
both the University of Missouri and Central Methodist University, and has been
listed by Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 lawyers in Missouri and
Kansas for the past three years. He is a member of The American College
of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers and International Academy
of Trial Lawyers. His practice is concentrated almost solely to