Anne R. Kerns

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Anne R. Kerns practices in the areas of employment law, education law and general civil litigation, including appellate practice, with her primary focus on labor and employment. A large part of Anne’s practice is working with her clients to take a proactive approach to reach practical and cost-effective solutions to workplace situations.

Anne has extensive litigation experience representing school districts in discrimination claims and other employment-related personnel disputes in both state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights. Her representative experience includes issues related to discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, employee leave and wrongful termination claims. With her knowledge of both state and federal employment laws combined with her vast experience, Anne vigorously advocates for the rights of her clients after defining her client’s interests and planning a strategy for a successful outcome.

In addition to her litigation experience, Anne also advises school districts on compliance with anti-discrimination laws, student discipline matters and employee terminations. At the core of Anne’s employment and education law practice is a philosophy that preventative advice and action are the most effective and efficient means to resolving disputes. Responsiveness and innovative solutions are the hallmarks of Anne’s practice.

Areas of Practice:

  • Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation

Education:

  • Creighton University, B.S.B.A.
    • Summa Cum Laude
  • Saint Louis University – School of Law, J.D.
    • Cum Laude

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Southern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations:

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Bar Association

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