Lisa O. Stump



Lisa O. Stump is President of Lashly & Baer and practices primarily in the areas of governmental and public institutions law including education. She advises public agencies on governance issues, contracts and procurement, governmental immunity, public employment, constitutional restrictions on taxation and bond issues, the use of public monies, elections and public records laws.

Ms. Stump has drafted proposed legislation, and policies and regulations for various governmental entities. She has assisted public entities in calling, conducting and recording public meetings. In addition, she advises educational clients on governance issues, ethics, student discipline, special education, access to student records, religion in schools, sexual harassment, bullying, and issues related to Internet usage by students.

Ms. Stump also does significant corporate work for governmental clients including reviewing contracts, drafting memorandums of understanding, and drafting corporate agreements between governmental entities.  Ms. Stump also consults governmental clients regarding procurement issues, including construction contracts.

Lisa is the chair of Lashly & Baer’s Governmental and Education Practice Groups. In 2024, Lisa’s peers nominated her to The Best Lawyers in America® list in the area of Government Contracts. In 2019, Stump was selected as a recipient of the Women’s Justice Award by Missouri Lawyers Media and honored as a YWCA Metro St. Louis Leader of Distinction. She has been included in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list as a top rated State, Local, Municipal attorney.  She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law, and is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Beta Kappa.

Representative Clients

  • Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District (Metro)
  • City of Crestwood
  • Rate Commission of the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
  • Ferguson-Florissant School District
  • Rockwood School District
  • St. Charles City-County Library
  • St. Louis County Library
  • St. Louis Public Library

Community Service & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    Government Contracts, 2024 – Present
  • Parkway Alumni Association Hall of Fame, 2020
  • Small Business Monthly, Wonder Woman, 2020
  • YWCA Metro St. Louis Leaders of Distinction Honoree, 2019
  • Women’s Justice Award, Missouri Lawyers Media, 2019
  • St. Louis Forum, Member
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Top rated State, Local, Municipal Attorney, 2005
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating
  • Missouri School Boards Association, Policy Advisory Committee, 2000 – 2006
  • City of Town & Country Clayton Road Task Force, 2008 – 2015
  • Board of Directors for MSBA’s Missouri Council of School Attorneys, 2000 – 2005
  • Chair of MSBA’s Missouri Council of School Attorneys, 2005 – 2006
  • Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, Elder, 2012 – 2015
  • Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, Human Resource Commission, 2017 – 2019
  • Good Shepherd School for Children, Board of Directors, 1996 – 2001Gover

Representative Cases

  • Civil Service Com’n of City of St. Louis v. Members of Bd. Of Aldermen of City of St. Louis, 92 S.W.3d 785 (Mo. 2003)
  • Davis v. Board of Education of the City of St. Louis, 963 S.W.2d 679 (Mo. Ct. App. E.D. 1998)
  • Missouri Gaming Com’n v. Missouri Veterans’ Com’n, 951 S.W.3d 611 (Mo. 1997)

Recent Publications or News

  • “FERPA – Management and Protection of Student Records,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO)/Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) Leadership Summit, 2019
  • “Elections – What To Do and Not Do (Board, Bond Issue, Tax Levy),” Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO) Spring Conference, 2019
  • “Walking on Sunshine – What I Need to Know about Sunshine Law Requests,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO) Spring Conference, 2018
  • “Missouri Procurement Laws and Related Issues,” Greater St. Louis Association of School Business Officials, March 2016
  • “Trending Issues in Education Law 2014,” MASSP/MCCTA Fall Conference, 2014
  • “Electioneering Activities,” Missouri School Public Relations Association, 2013
  • “Social Networking – Legal Implications in School Operations,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, 2013
  • “Legal Updates on Student Discipline for Off-Campus Conduct, Child Abuse Reporting, School Violence, and More,” Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, 2013
  • Students 2012: Update on School Violence, the Use of Social Media and More,” Missouri School Boards’ Association Convention, Fall 2012
  • “Legal and Ethical Issues for School Counselors Workshop,” Missouri School Counselor Association Convention, Fall 2011, 2012
  • “Students 2011: Bullying, Smartphones, Sexting and More…,” Missouri School Boards’ Association Convention, Fall 2011
  • “Disclosure of School District Information,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, 2011 Spring Conference
  • “Executive Board Minutes, Meetings and Other Requirements of The Missouri Sunshine Law,” Missouri Association of School Business Officials, 2010 Spring Conference
  • “Libraries and the Law: How the First Amendment Affects Library Policies, Programs, Services and Collections,” Missouri Library Association Annual Meeting, October 2006
  • “Unresolved Sunshine Law Issues,” MSBA Council of School Attorneys Meeting, 2005
  • “Disclosure of Confidential Information,” MSBA Convention, 2002
  • “Hot Topics in School Law,” 1996-2001
  • “Legal Issues Affecting the Use of Internet in Schools,” MSBA Convention, 2001
  • “Religion in Public Schools,” MSBA Convention, 2000
  • “School Violence Issues – Protecting our Schools in Missouri,” 2000
  • “Managing a Crisis in Your School,” MSBA Fall Meetings, 1999
  • “I.D.E.A. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,” 1998
  • “Safety and Security Issues in Schools: Legal Means of Protecting Children and Teachers,” Convention of the National Education Law Association, 1996

My Team

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Clouse

Practice Areas

  • Government & Public Agencies
  • Education
  • Business & Corporate

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1989
  • Supreme Court of Missouri, 1989
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1990


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D., 1989
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.S., with distinction, 1986

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National School Boards Association

Employment History

  • Lashly & Baer, P.C.
    President, 2018 – Present
    Member, 1996 – Present
    Associate, 1989 – 1995

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