Practice Areas & Industries



Litigation On Behalf Of Public Agencies

At Lashly & Baer, P.C., our litigators have obtained landmark decisions for public agencies. These have influenced the duties and responsibilities of public disclosure, the rights of public employees to form and join labor unions, and the constitutional and public policy restrictions on the rights of public employees to strike.

We regularly handle the following litigation matters for our clients:

  • Civil rights, including claims before the Missouri Commission on Human Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Collective bargaining for school, fire and public transportation employees
  • Limitations on the right of public employees to strike
  • Constitutional matters involving free speech, search and seizure, and due process (First, Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments)
  • Conduct of open public meetings
  • Contract interpretation and enforcement
  • Discrimination claims (race, gender, age, disability)
  • Duties and responsibilities of public disclosure
  • Election law issues including public financing of elections and qualifications and rights of candidates
  • Constitutional requirements for adoption of general obligation bonds and operating tax levies
  • Employee discipline
  • Federal and state regulatory matters
  • Freedom of association
  • Freedom of religion
  • Gender, race, and age-based discrimination under Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act
  • Injunctions
  • Missouri open meetings and records law (Sunshine Law)
  • Non-resident tuition reimbursement
  • Premises liability
  • Product liability
  • Scope of taxing authority

To discuss a matter that may require litigation with one of our attorneys, contact us at 314-621-2939 or use the online form.

Contact Our Attorneys Today

Fields marked with an * are required

Plan Your Visit

Lashly & Baer, P.C.


714 Locust Street

St. Louis, MO 63101

Map & Directions

Call: 314-621-2939

Fax: 314-621-6844


20 East Main Street
Belleville, IL 62220

Map & Directions

By Appointment Only
Call: 618-233-5587
Fax: 314-621-6844