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Gary M. Smith
Labor & Employment
Gary M. Smith represents local and national clients in employment and business litigation and appellate work, including class action litigation in state and federal courts in Missouri, Illinois, and other states.
Mr. Smith represents employers in discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, immigration, wage-hour, WARN Act (plant closing), and other litigation and agency proceedings related to employment. He also represents individuals and companies in non-compete and trade secret litigation, including matters seeking -- and defending against -- injunctive relief.
Mr. Smith lectures at seminars for employers regarding employment laws and practices and counsels companies regarding personnel matters, policies, handbooks, and compliance with employment statutes such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
Mr. Smith’s broad range of clients includes members of the health care community, whom he represents in contract and business related disputes and litigation. He also represents various investors and partners, including lawyers, regarding disputes among business partners and litigation or arbitration associated with such disputes. Mr. Smith represents clients in state and national class action litigation in employment discrimination, insurance, and other matters.
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Smith was also selected by his peers for inclusion in
The Best Lawyers in America®
Saint Louis University School of Law - J.D.,
, 1991; Order of the Woolsack;
Saint Louis University Law Journal
, editor-in-chief, Best Student Note
University of Missouri at St. Louis - B.S., Business Administration,
summa cum laude
, 1988; Beta Gamma Sigma
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Labor and Employment Law Section
Illinois State Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits
U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois
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