Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Chelsea Merta

Dec 31, 2019

Legal moves, award winners top Missouri Lawyers Media’s most-read online stories of 2019

Award winners, unexpected departures, lawyers running into trouble and a legal battle involving the Sunshine Law drew the most attention from readers of Missouri Lawyers Media on in 2019. Here are the 10 most-viewed stories on our website in the past year: 10. Greensfelder CEO dies in biking accident (June) The loss of Tim […]

Nov 22, 2019

NLRB: Provision of firm’s contracts violated labor law

Attorneys for the National Labor Relations Board concluded earlier this year that a non-disparagement provision formerly included by a Missouri law firm in its employment agreements violated federal law, according to a recently released board memo. On Nov. 13, the NLRB’s Office of the General Counsel publically released an advice memo it had issued earlier […]

Sep 27, 2019

Chelsea Merta must pay $776,000 for taking files from firm

A St. Louis County judge on Sept. 23 entered a judgment of $557,292 against attorney Chelsea Merta and her firm, Lotus Law, bringing resolution to a civil dispute with her former employer, the Stange Law Firm. St. Louis County Judge Kristine Kerr also ordered Merta to pay $218,415 in attorneys’ fees and costs to the […]

Aug 20, 2019

Chelsea Merta’s exit from Stange leads to jail, labor settlement

When the St. Louis-based Stange Law Firm hired attorney Chelsea Merta several years ago, neither party knew it would end like this: In a multi-venue dispute that has landed Merta in jail and caused Stange to halt its practice of suing former employees who badmouth the firm online. Kirk and Paola Stange founded their firm […]

Aug 5, 2019

Judge reissues warrant for St. Louis attorney

A St. Louis County judge again has issued a warrant to jail a St. Louis attorney for contempt of court. On July 29, Circuit Judge Kristine Kerr entered a second amended warrant for Chelsea Merta to serve 48 hours in the county jail. Merta, 31, is the founder of the Lotus Law Firm in St. […]

Jul 23, 2019

Writ blocks jail order for St. Louis attorney

A Missouri appeals court has temporarily blocked a circuit court judge’s order to jail a St. Louis attorney after finding her in criminal contempt. On July 15, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District granted a preliminary writ blocking St. Louis County Circuit Judge Kristine Kerr’s order against Chelsea Merta, the founder of the Lotus […]

Latest Opinion Digests

See all digests

Top stories

See more news