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Employment Law 2021

The POWER List: Ferne P. Wolf

Missouri Lawyers Media Power List 2021

In her lengthy career, Ferne Wolf has led the labor and employment committees of both The Missouri Bar and the Illinois State Bar Association and is a former president of the St. Louis chapter of the National Employment Lawyers.

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The POWER List: Harry W. Wellford Jr.

Missouri Lawyers Media Power List 2021

During his decades-long practice, Hal Wellford has acquired clients that range from the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blue to Missouri sheltered workshops.

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The POWER List: Rik Siro

Missouri Lawyers Media Power List 2021

Last year, Rik Siro helped secure a $4.9 million jury verdict for the former general manager of a Kansas City shopping center who alleged she was terminated after refusing to use money from parking meters — which were supposed to go to charities — to cover the center’s operating costs.

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The POWER List: Jill A. Silverstein

Missouri Lawyers Media Power List 2021

A year before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2020 that the federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination based on sex, Jill Silverstein secured a similarly momentous ruling in the Missouri Supreme Court.

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The POWER List: Mary Anne Sedey

Missouri Lawyers Media Power List 2021

In 1987, Mary Anne Sedey argued and won a unanimous ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court in Forrester v. White, holding that a woman could bring a sex-discrimination case against an Illinois judge despite his judicial status.

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The POWER List: Russell C. Riggan

Missouri Lawyers Media Power List 2021

Russ Riggan’s best-known client is Keith Wildhaber, a gay St. Louis County Police Department sergeant who alleged that he was told to “tone down” his “gayness” if he wanted to be promoted.

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The POWER List: Charles E. Reis IV

Missouri Lawyers Media Power List 2021

Chad Reis has served as pro bono counsel for Easter Seals Midwest, and in 2018 he won a significant victory not just for the organization but for employers across the state.

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The POWER List: Terry Potter

Missouri Lawyers Media Power List 2021

After earning his law degree from the University of Missouri in 1980, Terry Potter became a field attorney with the National Labor Review Board.

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