St. Louis Attorney
Theresa A. Phelps, Esq.
Theresa Phelps joined the firm as an associate in the litigation department in 2009. Theresa practices in all areas of general civil and appellate litigation, with an emphasis in commercial litigation and employment law. Theresa has practiced in state and federal trial courts and appellate courts, handling a variety of matters for clients, including litigation of employment and human resources issues, business disputes, shareholder issues, covenants not to compete and trade secrets protection, defamation claims, real estate matters, antitrust and lender liability questions. Theresa has also represented clients before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
Prior to entering private practice, Theresa was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge David R. Herndon in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Theresa was also an instructor in the Paralegal program at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois.
Theresa is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and in various federal courts, including the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Theresa is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
Valparaiso University, Summa Cum Laude (B.A., 1998); Southern Illinois University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude (J.D., 2002)
- Labor and Employment