Overview

Bob represents employers in a variety of industries, including retail, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and insurance, as well as public-sector employers. He has appeared in state and federal courts across the country, and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the U.S. Department of Labor. His experience advising and litigating matters on management’s behalf involved a variety of employment topics, including:

  • Discrimination claims
  • Harassment claims and workplace investigations
  • Retaliation claims
  • Wrongful termination and whistleblowing
  • Failure to accommodate
  • Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA) interference and retaliation
  • Wage and hour
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Trade secrets

Honors & Recognitions

  • Rising Star, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2014-2017)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Employment and Labor Relations Committee
  • Federal Bar Association, Missouri Chapter, Interim President and Charter Member (2014)
  • Missouri Bar Association
    • Civil Practice and Procedure Committee
    • Professionalism Committee 
    • Tort Law Committee 
    • Legislative Review Subcommittee, Labor and Employment Law Committee (2009-2016)
    • Chair, Leadership Academy (2008-2010)
  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Community Economic Development Program - Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • The Children's Heart Foundation, Missouri Chapter, Board of Directors (2013-present)
    • President (2013-2015)
  • The New Mt. Sinai Cemetery Association, Board of Directors (2017)
  • Webster Child Care Center, Board of Directors (2012-2014)

News & Analysis

Blogs & Videos

  • “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
  • Mark Twain

Education

University of Missouri School of Law

  • J.D., 2004
  • Missouri Law Review, Note & Comment Editor

Bradley University

  • B.S., summa cum laude, 2001
  • Pi Sigma Alpha honor society
  • Bradley Mock Trial Society

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
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