The attorneys and staff Schuchat, Cook, and Werner hope you are well and taking recommended precautions. We also want you to know that we remain available to assist as always. You can contact us by telephone, email, or video or phone conference if a meeting is not feasible. Some of our attorneys are working from home, but everyone is still able to discuss matters with you, research answers to questions, and strategize with you about how to best serve you during this extraordinary situation. We are monitoring the rapidly evolving circumstances of COVID-19 and are here to help you as we all navigate this unprecedented situation.                                                                                    Most importantly, stay safe and well!

Over 70 Years of Providing High Quality Legal Services

The attorneys at Schuchat, Cook & Werner are dedicated to providing strong advocacy and attentive service to employees, unions and employee benefit plans in a wide variety of labor, employment, workers’ compensation and benefits law matters.  Founded by Stanley Schuchat in 1947 as a sole practitioner representing a handful of labor unions, the firm has grown to sixteen attorneys advocating on behalf of labor unionsemployee benefit plansworkers compensation claimantsindividual employees, and long and short-term disability claimants in Missouri, Illinois, and the Midwest. Throughout our history, the attorneys at Schuchat, Cook & Werner have consistently been recognized for their excellent representation and dedication to their clients.  To find out how we can help you, contact us today at 314-732-1127 or 888-365-0445 or visit us on Facebook.

Our Attorneys

Marilyn S Teitelbaum

James I. Singer

Sally E Barker

Dean L. Christianson

Rhona S. Lyons

Loretta K. Haggard

George O. Suggs

Christopher N. Grant

Clare R. Behrle

Matthew B. Leppert

Patrick K. Shinners

Natalie J. Teague

Amanda K. Hansen

Christie R. Deaton

Christopher T. Hexter

(Of Counsel)

Labor & Employment Law Attorneys Since 1947

Serving the Needs of Employees, Executives, and Professionals

Many employees are not aware of their rights, or of the options they have in employment matters. Our firm provides the personal attention and skill necessary to represent your interests.

We represent employees who have experienced demotions, layoffs, terminations and other adverse employment actions based upon their sex, race, age, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy or need to take sick or family leave. We also represent employees in pursuing claims for long and short-term disability benefits.

In addition, we provide assistance to executives and professionals in contract negotiations involving non-compete agreements, severance packages and other employment agreements.

Workers’ Compensation Representation

Our Missouri and Illinois workers’ compensation lawyers assist people who have suffered a work injury and are seeking the benefits they have earned. We can handle cases involving all types of injuries that occurred in the workplace, such as back injuries, repetitive stress injuries, head injuries and more.

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Private and Public Sector Labor Union and Employee Benefit Plan Representation

From the beginning, our firm has served the needs of public and private unions and their members. We have attorneys who are experienced in all of the complex legal issues facing 21st century unions, including contract negotiations, unfair labor practices, internal union governance, wage and hour issues, arbitrations and National Labor Relations Board charges. Our firm has one of the largest labor arbitration dockets in the Midwest.

Furthermore, our attorneys have over 70 combined years’ experience in representing Taft-Hartley, multiemployer benefit plans that provide retirement, medical and prescription drug, weekly disability, supplemental unemployment, vacation, holiday, and other benefits to union members and their families. We bring a wealth of knowledge in the fields of labor and employee benefits law.