We handle all types of civil litigation matters, including business and commercial litigation, employment, wrongful termination and harassment litigation, personal injury litigation, consumer litigation, civil rights litigation, and we have extensive class action experience. We protect consumers and businesses victimized by fraud, deception, unfair business practices, predatory lending, and violations of Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act. We are selective in the cases we take.
Practice areas for the firm include:
- Class Action Litigation.
We have extensive experience in litigating plaintiff's class actions and have been approved as class counsel in state and nationwide class action matters involving violations of state and federal laws. Our areas of focus and interest include violations of state and federal statutes, such as Missouri's Merchandising Practices Act, the Uniform Commercial Code, Missouri's Second Mortgage Loans Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Truth in Lending Act, the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act, and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. We also are involved in class actions involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Missouri Minimum Wage Law.
- Labor and Employment Litigation.
Our employment law practice is focused on the representation of workers with employment disputes and state and federal law claims against their employers before the EEOC, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Kansas Human Rights Commission, in arbitration, and in court. Our cases and areas of representation include discrimination matters involving sex, gender, gender identity, race, religion, disability, age, and pregnancy. We also represent victims of sexual harassment, improper touching, inappropriate contact and comments, and hostile work environments. Our cases also involve claims for retaliation, wrongful termination and constructive discharge under state and federal law. Employment law matters also include disputes concerning severance agreements, non-compete and confidentiality agreements. We also handle pay, wage and hour claims, including minimum wage and overtime violations, and commission disputes governed by state and federal law, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, Missouri Minimum Wage Law and disputes governed by specialized procedures, such the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or pursuant to the Surface Transportation Assistance Act. If you believe that you have experienced an unlawful employment practice, or were wrongfully terminated, please contact us to discuss your potential claims.
- Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation.
Our practice includes the representation of victims of negligence and intentional conduct in personal injury and wrongful death matters.
- Premises Liability.
Our practice includes the representation of persons who are injured on public and private property, including slip and falls, inadequate security and third party crimes, and dog bites.
- Civil Rights Litigation.
We represent plaintiffs in section 1983 actions, and in matters involving police misconduct, denials of constitutional rights, and excessive force complaints. We also represent individuals who are discriminated against in places of public accommodations.
- Consumer Litigation.
Our cases include consumer protection matters under state and federal statutes, such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Merchandising Practices Act, Truth in Lending Act, Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act and the Uniform Commercial Code. Our areas of focus and interest also include dangerous and defective products, technology law, and data protection and privacy.
- Business and Commercial Litigation.
Our cases and practice areas include the representation of individuals and businesses in business disputes, breach of contract and commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, business torts, and unfair competition claims.