Sowers & Wolf Attorneys at Law

Sowers & Wolf Attorneys at Law
530 Maryville Centre Drive
Suite 460
Saint Louis, Missouri 63141
E -mail: es@sowerswolf.com
Phone: 314-744-4010
Fax: 314-744-4026

Office hours Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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ERIC SOWERS

Eric represents clients in litigation, most often in depositions, trial, mediation, and appellate matters.

 

EDUCATION

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri,   J.D., 1974
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, B.S. (Physics), 1968 (Honors College)

 

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

 

PREVIOUS LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Friedman, Weitzman & Friedman, P.C., St. Louis, Missouri
  • Prosecuting Attorney, Chariton County, Missouri
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Boone County, Missouri

 

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • United States Marine Corps, Naval Aviator

 

HONORS

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer of the Year (2005)
  • Missouri/Kansas Superlawyers (2006 – 2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbel AV Preeminent peer review rating 5.0 out of 5

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors, 1984 – 86)
  • National Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Missouri Bar Association, Labor & Employment Committee

 

 


 

FERNE P. WOLF

Ferne represents clients primarily in employment matters. Her work includes litigation, negotiation, investigation, and drafting contracts and employment manuals.

 

EDUCATION

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1978

                                    Post-J.D. studies in Federal Procurement Law

  • University of Illinois, B.A. (History and Political Science), 1975 (Cum Laude, Departmental Distinction, James Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa)

 

ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE

  • Missouri; Illinois; Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and Southern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for Seventh and Eighth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

 

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Carr, Korein, Tillery, Montroy & Glass, East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Washington, D.C. and St. Louis)
  • Law Office of Louis Gilden
  • St. Louis University Law School, Adjunct Assistant Professor (Civil Practice)
  • St. Louis Community College, Adjunct Faculty with one semester as acting director of Legal Studies program

 

HONORS

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer of the Year (2009)
  • Honoree, 37th Annual Bill of Rights Celebration, American Civil Liberties Union

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Missouri Bar, Labor & Employment Committee, Legislative Review Subcommittee
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Council (Chair, past Secretary and Vice Chair); Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (former Chair and office holder)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Member) and Vice President of St. Louis Affiliate; Member of Chicago Affiliate
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • ABA Litigation Section’s Employment and Labor Relations Newsletter, Associate Editor and Member of Editorial Board (2009)

 

CIVIC PARTICIPATION

  • Volunteer attorney for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois
  • Shenandoah Valley Elementary School, Accompanist for Honors Orchestra (1999-2006)
  • St. Nicholas School Backpack and School Supply Project

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Litigating Illinois Human Rights Act Cases in Federal Court, Illinois State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Newsletter, Vol. 47, No. 4.
  • Some Practical Considerations When Litigating Under the Illinois Human Rights Act, Illinois State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Newsletter, Vol. 46, No. 5
  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook on Employment Law, Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Act (2008)
  • Co-authored under auspices of Missouri Bar Labor and Employment Law Committee, Sample Settlement Agreement and Release for an Employment Law Claim which appears on Missouri Bar Online File Bank