Cary Simowitz

Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501

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Cary is a recent graduate of Washington University School of Law (J.D., Class of 2016) and UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television (MFA,  Theater 2019). While in law school, Cary interned as a clerk for U.S. Chief Magistrate Nannette A. Baker and the Office of the Federal Public Defenders, Eastern District of Missouri. His outstanding legal writing and research skills were recognized with the Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Award and a Certificate for Excellence in Oral Advocacy.

When he is not practicing law, Cary works as a national award-winning playwright. He has authored five full-length plays, three one acts, a screen play, and a television pilot – many of which are legal dramas. His work has garnered him awards in over two dozen competitions across the country, and his plays have been developed at a host of renowned venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Ga. While in Los Angeles, Cary served as a soloist and a bass singer with the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic & Legal Voices. He recently soloed with the choir at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Finally, Cary serves as the St. Louis Regional Ambassador for the Dramatists Guild of America.

Academic Honors and Activities

Dean’s List
Carmody MacDonald Legal Practice Excellence Award (Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Writing and Research)
Certificate for Excellence in Oral Advocacy
CALI Excellence Awards in Survey of Intellectual Property and Family Mediation Theory and Practice
Certificate in Public Interest Law
Family Law Society, 1L Representative and Vice President
Phi Alpha Delta, Intercampus Chair
Student Bar Association, Elected Representative
Honor Code Hearing Panel, Summer Chair
Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing and Research First-Year Course

Prior Legal Experience

Legal Intern with Office of the Federal Public Defenders, Eastern District of Missouri
Summer Law School Clerk at United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri – Chief Magistrate Nannette A. Baker’s Chambers

More About Cary


  • Washington University School of Law (J.D., 2016)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (MFA, 2019)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (B.A., English and Psychology, 2013)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • New York

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • New York Bar Association
  • Dramatists Guild of America, Regional Ambassador for St. Louis


  • Presenter, "Writing the Legal Drama," Los Angeles Legal Secretaries Association, November 2018