The Jefferson College Faculty Senate recently selected Thurman Law Firm attorney and partner Brandon Moonier of Crystal City as Jefferson College’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year.
A life-long Jefferson County resident, Moonier graduated from Crystal City High School and attended Jefferson College through the A+ Program, where he received an Associate of Arts degree in 2002. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He received a Juris Doctorate degree, graduating with honors, from St. Louis University School of Law in 2007.
Brandon is currently a partner at the Thurman Law Firm in Hillsboro, where he specializes in real estate and contract litigation/transactions, developing estate plans, and representing municipal entities. For the past four years, he has been selected as a Missouri and Kansas Rising Star in the real estate field and is the only Jefferson County attorney to be recognized.
As a member of the Public Law Review, Moonier’s article, titled “The Legal Game Behind Fantasy Sports: Copyright Protection and the Right of Privacy in Professional Performance Statistics,” was published in the St. Louis University Public Law Review.
He has served as the president of the Festus/Crystal City Rotary Club and has organized food drives for Brenden’s Backpacks and Helping Hands of Crystal City and other fundraisers for local charities. Moonier is also a member of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) which advocates for children in the foster care system.
Brandon met his wife, Erica, while they were both students at Jefferson College. They have a daughter, Eliza, and two foster children, Jakob and Jionni.
Moonier is grateful to receive the Jefferson College Alumnus of the Year award, saying “Jefferson College was my springboard to success. It is my sincerest hope that this College will further your career, hopes, and dreams, just as it did for me.”
Award recipients must have graduated from Jefferson College with a certificate or associate degree, achieved distinction in their chosen field of employment, been involved in community service; and not presently serve as a trustee or an employee of Jefferson College.