Schuchat, Cook & Werner | Labor & Employment Law Attorneys Since 1947
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Experienced Labor and Employment, Workers’ Compensation,
Disability and Employee Benefits Law Firm

Representing Labor Unions, Employee
Benefit Plans and Employees Since 1947

Firm News & Events

January 2024

Schuchat, Cook & Werner is pleased to announce that Natalie Teague and Amanda Hansen have been elevated to Partners with the Firm. Congratulations Natalie and Amanda!

September 2023

Schuchat, Cook & Werner is pleased to announce that Tom Herring and Brady Root have joined the firm as Associate Attorneys.

Tom Herring joined the firm in January 2023 and works in all areas of the Firm’s practice.  Prior to joining the Firm, Tom represented individuals in employment discrimination matters throughout the administrative process to various stages of litigation. During law school, Tom was a Staff Editor for the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law and received the St. Louis University School of Law Pro Bono Legal Service Award. Tom received his law degree with an employment law concentration in 2019.  Welcome, Tom!

Brady Root joined the firm in September 2023 and will be working primarily in the Firm’s Employee Benefits Group.  Brady received his law degree in May 2023 from St. Louis University School of Law where he served as an Articles Editor for the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law.  During law school, Brady was a Peggy Browning Fellow which provides opportunities for law students to work for economic and social justice in the area of workers’ rights.   Brady has passed the Missouri Bar and will be sworn-in on October 1, 2023.  Congratulations, Brady!

On September 12, 2023, Matt Leppert participated in a panel discussion at the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (NCCMP) 2023 Interim Annual Conference on issues related to the provisions the SECURE 2.0 Act the applicable to multiemployer pension and 401(k) plans, including the challenges posed by the Rothification of catch-up contributions and automatic enrollment requirements and the multiemployer specific input provided to IRS/Treasury on implementation.

August 2023

Schuchat, Cook & Werner is proud to announce that George Suggs has been recognized by Best Lawyers® in their publication The Best Lawyers in America® as the “2024 Lawyer of the Year” in the St. Louis region for his expertise in the area of union labor law.   Recognition by Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer review. Lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region are recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location.

July 2023

Congratulations to Sally Barker and Loretta Haggard who have been recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s POWER List for Employment Law Attorneys in 2023 as two of the thirty-six most powerful employment attorneys in Missouri. Way to go Sally and Loretta!

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