Carla Holste, Anne Kern, and Sarah Hamilton
Jefferson City: 573-636-2177
515 E. High St.
Columbia: 573-607-2200
By appointment only

Determined, Dedicated, Decisive

Carson & Coil was founded over 50 years ago. They have a legacy of female leadership in law. Lori Levine was one of the first female attorneys in mid-Missouri. With her guidance, the firm has continued to promote women as strong and effective advocates for their clients. Today the firm, including their new Columbia location, is full of experienced general practice lawyers and Missouri trial attorneys. Each focuses primarily on different aspects of family law.
“All of us owe so much to Lori,” says attorney Carla Holste. “She taught us how to be strong even in the worst situations. Using a strong and powerful voice is important. Every day is a new opportunity to make a difference.” Holste has been with the firm since 1990.
Holste became a partner in 1995 and has been practicing law since 1985. She served as the Cole Country Bar Association president in 2006, she is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and has been in Super Lawyers since 2007, among many other accolades. She also represents both employers and employees in employment discrimination matters.
Anne Kern graduated from MU’s law school and is a partner at Carson & Coil. She has been practicing law since 2005 and enjoys representing clients in high-asset divorce cases, paternity cases, and adoptions. She is a vice chair of the Family Law Section of the MoBar and speaks regularly on family law topics.
Sarah Hamilton graduated from Westminster College in Fulton and earned her JD from UMKC. She has been practicing since 2007 and served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Cole County for more than five years before joining Carson & Coil in 2013.