Margaret M. Mooney

Attorney at Law

Margaret M. Mooney

Margaret M. Mooney has extensive experience in litigation, administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution involving education, employment, contracts, torts and construction issues.

Ms. Mooney represents individuals and entities in a wide variety of civil contexts in state and federal courts, writes employment manuals and education policies, and presents seminars on special education, employment, civil procedure and construction. She acted as a State Hearing Officer for special education due-process hearings prior to the changes in state procedures.

Peg edited Missouri Civil Procedure Forms for 20 years, and was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in the field of Civil Litigation: Defense, from 2005-2008, and Top 50 Female in 2005. She earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

Representative Cases

  • Darst Webbe Tenant Assoc. v. St. Louis Housing Authority, 202 F.Supp.2d 938 (E.D. Mo. 2001)
  • Siefert, et al. v. Leonhardt, 975 S.W.2d 489 (Mo. App. E.D. 1998)
  • Williams v. Mello, 930 S.W.2d 474 (Mo. App. E.D. 1996)
  • Stevenson v. City of St. Louis School Dist., 820 S.W.2d 609 (Mo. App. E.D. 1991)


  • Missouri Civil Procedure Form Book and Supplements, 1988-2008
  • “IDEA Defined and the Question of Eligibility,” Lorman seminars, 1997-2003
  • “How to Select and Prepare Witnesses and Exhibits For a Due Process Hearing,” Lorman Seminars, 2003

Community Service & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
    Civil Litigation: Defense, 2005-2008
  • Top 50 Female, 2005
  • YWCA Chair, 2012-Present
    Chair-Elect, 2011
    Finance Committee, 2008-Present
    Board Member, 2006-Present, Executive Committee, 2006-2008, 2011-Present
    Facilities Committee, Chair 2004-2005, Member, 2008-Present
    Board Member, 1998-2004, 2006-Present
  • Quartet Seraphin, President, 2003-2009
  • Board Member, 2002-2009
  • Volunteer Lawyer Program, 1978-Present
  • Legal Services, AIDS Project Coordinator, 1983-2000
  • Kids in the Middle, Board Member, 1991-1996
  • President, 1995-1996

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