Public Representation

Apollo has established a pristine reputation as one of St. Louis’ go-to attorneys in providing advice and counsel to public entities, such as cities, school districts, and other political subdivisions in the state of Missouri and Illinois. He serves as an outside general counsel to these entities, regularly providing his clients with advice on a multitude of issues (and litigation) including, but not limited to, First Amendment rights/time, place, & manner restrictions, the Missouri Sunshine Law and public information requests, procurement procedures, policy-making, vendor contract review, collective bargaining, election law, employer/employee relations, premises liability issues, employee benefits/qualified government plans, tax matters, real property acquisitions and divestitures, insurance matters, and regulatory matters. Apollo is a natural in the board room and has considerable expertise in preparing for public meetings, thinking quickly on his feet, navigating political waters, and easily communicating complex legal concepts to staff, employees, and elected officials. He has both the legal and personal skill set to manage the sometimes delicate relationship between elected officials and staff members/employees.

Apollo currently serves as the City Attorney for Ferguson Missouri, where he is helping provide advice and counsel to the City as it navigates the waters of federal oversight (Department of Justice) and compliance with the Ferguson Consent Decree in the case United States of America vs City of Ferguson, MO (4:16-cv-00180-CDP).

Apollo also serves as outside counsel for the Junior College District of St. Louis (St. Louis Community College). His prior public representation includes the City of O'Fallon, IL, Village of Glen Carbon, IL, City of Hazelwood, MO, St. Louis University, Blackburn College, and McKendree University.