While Amber Steinbeck '95 was a student at Culver-Stockton, her standards of quality and personal drive helped her to excel in both academics and athletics. She was a Pillars scholar, a varsity softball athlete, and a member of both Alpha Chi Honor Society and Phi Eta National Honor Society. Along with all of this, she also sang in the choir and was a member of Foreign Freedom Studies. The hard-working spirit that has helped her achieve so much at Culver-Stockton continues now with her career as a partner in the Kansas City law firm, Husch Blackwell LLP.
After Steinbeck graduated with a bachelor's degree in history, she went to Temple University School of Law, where she earned her J.D. in 1998. Since then, she has earned multiple professional accolades, including KC Business Magazine's "Influential Women" Award 2012; Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar – Business Litigation 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" in Civil Litigation Defenses 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer 2011; Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Top Defense Verdict, 2006.
Even better than the honors she has received, Steinbeck truly enjoys her job. "As a litigator I am tasked daily with the unique opportunity to solve problems for my clients. The work is intellectually challenging and rewarding. I still find it exciting to be in a courtroom, before a jury or judge, advocating on behalf of my client," say Steinbeck.
Steinbeck has fond memories of Culver-Stockton, including the time her softball team won the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Of her time at C-SC, Steinbeck says, "Culver-Stockton provided me with the opportunity to receive a stellar education in a comfortable liberal arts setting. I was mentored and educated by well-respected and talented professors whom were dedicated to the students and academics. The support and encouragement of the school administration, faculty and the community is second to none!"