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Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

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Year founded: 2000
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Overview

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Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C., was formed in 2000 by a group of eighteen attorneys from one of the largest firms in the Midwest. Our founding shareholders rejected the traditional "big firm" approach to legal issues in order to enhance our ability to offer creative, flexible problem-solving techniques tailored to meet the unique business needs of each client. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide "big firm" quality legal services with significantly greater efficiency, responsiveness and value.

The practice of law is too often reactionary -- a response to legal challenges and disputes after they arise. The attorneys at Tueth Keeney are not only advocates, but also counselors and advisors who work with our clients to prevent disputes and minimize risk before the disputes become lawsuits. Our firm is widely recognized for not only winning cases, but also for preventing cases from being filed in the first place. Our attorneys regularly offer training to clients and friends of the Firm by providing free seminars and training sessions on a wide variety of challenging legal issues. Additionally, we publish "Insights" on our website regarding timely updates on recent topics and changes in the law in a continuing effort to keep clients and friends of the Firm updated on critical legal matters.

Tueth Keeney also rejects the idea of "being all things to all people." Our attorneys provide support to our clients in those areas of practice in which Tueth Keeney is recognized for its virtually unmatched expertise: education law, employment law, immigration law, and litigation. Our attorneys recognize that employers and managers are faced with significant challenges in today's environment of rapidly changing economic conditions, ever-increasing governmental regulation, and spiraling litigation. Against this background, the hallmark of Tueth Keeney's unique practice is our unparalleled record of success in representing our clients -- public and private, large and small -- throughout the Midwest.

We invite you to learn more about our Firm and our attorneys and to discover how we can partner with you to respond effectively to your legal challenges.

Rankings

Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. is metro ranked in 6 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

St. Louis, MO
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Education Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Select Clients

  • Bunge North America
  • ConocoPhillips Company
  • Edward Jones
  • Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
  • MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.
  • Nestlé Purina PetCare
  • Washington University

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt's relationship with Parkway Schools has been a long and successful one. Parkway is proud of our association with the law firm, and their attorneys are among our best supporters and allies. They supply professional development and are always available for our needs, whenever that may be, evenings and weekends. Exceptional lawyers and they have gotten to know our district administrators and board members by their first name. We genuinely value Tueth Keeney, and we look forward to a continued long and prosperous relationship.
Immigration Law
I have worked with Tueth Keeney for more than a decade. They are dedicated to truly understanding our complex business and industry. They think around the corners and dig deep into research to provide thoughtful, well-balanced advice to prepare strong petitions. They are friendly, accessible and responsive.
Immigration Law
The Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt team is very knowledgeable, responsive and easy to work with.
Immigration Law
Melanie Keeney and her team at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provide excellent services around immigration law and are always helpful and responsive to all our questions and concerns.
Employment Law - Management
The attorneys at Tueth Keeney provide sound legal advice and partner with our organization to address potential legal concerns.
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt lawyers are very responsive, and very in tune to our institution's culture and the impact actions can have.
Education Law
I have worked with various employees at Tueth Keeney Mohan & Jackstadt over several years and in different schools districts and have always had a positive experience. The firm and the employees are responsive, reliable, and knowledgeable. They do an outstanding job of tackling complex and difficult issues with a human touch and understanding.
Desi Kirchhofer – Northwest R-I School District
Immigration Law
Diane Metzger, at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, is absolutely the most customer oriented corporate attorney I have worked with in 25 years. She is smart, thorough to a fault, and professional. In some really challenging times for immigration law- she keeps her sense of humor and her energy remains a steady equilibrium. I can not imagine another attorney stepping in for her and satisfying us at this point. We are spoiled.
Susan Ferguson – Ferguson Consulting
Litigation - Labor and Employment
The attorneys at Tueth Keeney provide problem-based legal solutions to labor and employment issues. Their best attribute is their interest in thoroughly understanding the issue or problem before recommending a solution. Various solutions are offered or explored to do whatever to find the best solution for the school district. The firm recognizes each employment-related matter's uniqueness and seeks to suggest solutions that support the interest of the school district. The attorneys' depth of experience, coupled with keeping current on hot topics in education, makes the firm a trusted resource when new or unexpected situations arise.
Kevin Carl – Hancock Place School District
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt's knowledge and expertise in employment matters is exceptional!
Education Law
The attorneys at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt are subject matter experts in a wide range of legal issues impacting higher education institutions. This is a complex practice field and includes, for public institutions, issues of governmental law, sovereign immunity, state ethics regulations, and other areas in addition to the substantive law directly related to the administration and management of higher education institutions, student affairs, academic affairs, and other issues. The attorneys are prompt, thorough, and collegial in all responses. Their understanding of how higher education "works" is invaluable in ensuring that legal services are relevant and comprehensive.
Education Law
Ian Cooper is a top-notch attorney in every respect.
Education Law
Kate Nash and Veronica Potter are very thorough with their assistance. They seek to understand our needs and always work diligently to provide the best guidance possible.
Kim Harvey-Manus – Jefferson College
Education Law
I work with Michelle Basi on our school legal issues. She is always informative and keeps our district focused on student success.
Chris Ford – Fordland School District
Education Law
Tueth Keeney is fantastic!
Education Law
I thoroughly trust our attorneys at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt. They are consistent, reliable and extremely responsive. Our district has been able to rely on their guidance for minor issues, as well as representation during major litigation. No matter the situation, they make you feel like your district is their greatest priority. In talking with leaders of other districts, they feel the same way about Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt.
Employment Law - Management
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt and, in particular, Ian Cooper, are excellent partners in employment matters. They are knowledgeable and thoughtful strategic partners.
Education Law
Great folks at Tueth, Keeney and knowledgeable. They give good counsel and have a wide array of expertise in public school law.
Education Law
Celynda Brasher at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has given outstanding counsel to our school district for many years. She is accessible and replies promptly to all requests.
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is one of the most respected law firms in the state. Their knowledge base on educational related issues is unmatched. The size of the firm allows them to always be responsive while maintaining personal relationships. I would highly recommend them to others in the educational field.
Paul Ziegler – EducationPlus
Education Law
This female run firm is likely one of the best in the country. The service they provide to their client's is second to none. Their responsiveness can't be matched. You can reach any of them at anytime via text, email or phone. Each and everyone one of them are smart, savvy and sophisticated. I highly recommend the individual attorneys and Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt. Bravo!
Debbie Walker – MUSIC
Education Law
Our District has worked with a number of different attorneys at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt and they are all exceptional at what they do! I would recommend the firm to any school district out to bid for legal services without any reservation.
Lori VanLeer – School District of Washington
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt are an experienced team that is always very responsive, thoughtful and thorough in their counsel. They care about their clients and work hard to develop positive relationships and a team atmosphere with us.
Paul Tandy – Parkway School District
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is an outstanding law firm, with deep expertise in immigration law. The service is excellent, and so is the staff.
Rozan Simoni – COFCO
Employment Law - Management
I have worked with several lawyers from Tueth Keeney as superintendent. I have found each to be readily available for question. I have found their advice to be sound and relevant. I am extremely happy with the relationship I have developed with all of the attorneys that I have worked with at Tueth Keeney!
Greg Frerking – Freeburg, IL H.S. School District
Employment Law - Management
The team at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt always provides sound advice based on a critical analysis of each unique situation which has always resulted in a favorable position for our school district.
Amy Joyce – Parkway School District
Education Law
The Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is the premier educational law firm in the state of Missouri. I have been associated with this firm for the last fourteen years. They have navigated and led the districts I have been associated with through difficult situations. They are always quick to respond and provide sound educational law advice.
Chris Ford – Fordland School District
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provided fantastic support with great international network to assist in Immigration issues from multiple countries. Great support of our team and fantastic communication with our leadership team and the employees impacted. Highly recommend.
Tony Etnyre – FTC Solar
Immigration Law
Melanie and her team Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt have always been trusted partner who go the extra mile to support business as well as the clients they represent. I would recommend her to any organization looking for the best legal services.
Paul Espinoza – Vi-jON
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is an excellent firm. Our cabinet loves working with them to represent our school district!
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is an excellent law firm with excellent lawyers.
Immigration Law
I have worked with Diane Metzger for many years. In fact, when she left her previous firm, we followed her to Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt. Diane handles all of our immigration needs across our company. We know that we are always in good hands with her as well as the paralegals that we work with. Immigration law can be very tricky, and Diane and her team are always able to 'dumb it down' when I have questions. Our company will continue to do business with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt.
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is highly responsive and willing to partner and problem solve with creative solutions. The team has been highly effective for the needs of our business.
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt continue to be a well respected firm in the area of Education Law. The group is well versed in all aspects of Educational Law and provide solid counsel to school districts in the region. The firm stays current with the latest trends in education allowing the to successfully advise school districts in best practice and how to avoid litigation. Attorneys are responsive and handle matters in timely and efficient manner ensuring the wise use of public resources.
Paul Ziegler – EducationPlus
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney has been an exceptional business partner. Not only do they respond to issues and needs as requested, but they proactively reach out when they become aware of a development or new law they realize will impact the business. As a CHRO, that level of partnership distinguishes good firms from indispensable ones.
Shelley Roither – Enterprise Holdings
Employment Law - Management
We have been extremely pleased with the attorneys at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan and Jackstadt for both their expertise and their understanding of who we are as a Christian university.
Ken Revenaugh – Missouri Baptist University
Education Law
Outstanding lawyers and people. Able to talk me off the ledge and set my mind at ease a few times. Very smart and capable. Experienced and very knowledgeable in all areas of school law and representing school districts
John Pearson – E. Alton Wood River, IL School District
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is so cost-effective that our legal costs are always under budget each year. This firm avoids unnecessary fights, is legally conservative in approach, and reduces ligation claims. For the 14 years that I have worked with this firm, they have always been superb at customer service and civility.
Dr. Art McCoy – Jennings School District
Education Law
Tueth Kenney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt (Tueth Keeney) is an extremely valuable partner for Jefferson College. Not only does Tueth Keeney intimately understand Education Law, but the firm’s attorneys and support team also know and understand Jefferson College. For more than a decade, the attorneys at Tueth Keeney have advised the College on a wide array of issues, including Title IX, contracts, negotiations, employment matters, student rights, ADA, and FMLA, to name a few. The extensive experience, mutual respect and trust, and solid legal advice are key tenants to the longstanding relationship between Jefferson College and Tueth Keeney.
Dena McCaffrey – Jefferson College
Education Law
i consider this firm a true partnership in our litigation management with all of our school clients. they are a tremendous resource for our risk management team and are always available. we have been working with this firm for over 25 years and have a great level of trust in this firm. i would never hesitate to refer any client to them.
Anita Kiehne – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Education Law
I have worked in the capacity of school Superintendent in three different districts. In each case, the school district had a school district attorney of record who they had worked with prior to my arrival. In all three districts Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt immediately became the firm I contacted to address issues in my new position. Without a doubt their knowledge and ability to provide guidance in difficult situations has provided the best possible legal support for us!
Chad Allison – Chillicothe, IL School District
Education Law
We have worked with the Tueth Keeney Law Firm for about 8 years, and they are outstanding.
Employment Law - Management
Tueth Keeney always provides stellar service, and I can be confident in their work product, and the competence of all of their attorneys. They have an excellent reputation in the local legal community, and always conduct themselves in a civil and compassionate, yet professional manner. They are also always very responsive to inquiries, and provide the appropriate level of feedback and information to me as a client.
Phyleccia Cole – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Education Law
The attorneys at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt are an invaluable resource to our district. They are always available when our district has a legal issue or for advice.
Jon Isaacson – Hillsboro R-III School District
Education Law
The attorneys at the firm provide legal advice that you can count on and trust. The firm provides advice that is practical and meets the needs of their clients while taking a big-picture view of the matter at hand. All of the attorneys are extremely competent and are well versed in the ever-changing landscape of public school education. The firm focuses on developing solutions to legal issues, with a focus on providing interpretations of the law that explore a myriad of legal options for the client. This solutions-based approach is balanced and empowers clients to work with the firm in determining the best course of action to complex legal matters.
Kevin Carl – Hancock Place School District
Immigration Law
I would give them more stars if possible. Always willing to go the extra mile to figure situations for the best of our employees. Everyone I have worked with has been courteous, professional, and enjoyable to work with. They are the best!!!!
Linda Apprill – MEMC LLC
Immigration Law
Melanie and her team at Tueth Keeney are top-notch and a pleasure to work with. They have deep and broad immigration expertise and have strong global immigration connections for scenarios that are outside the US. They are forward thinking, open, flexible, solutions-based and think creatively to ensure there is a good balance between compliance and business needs.
Emily Abrams – WWE
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has, by far, the most outstanding immigration attorneys in the state of Missouri and southwestern Illinois. The depth of their subject matter expertise is unparalleled. Furthermore, their involvement in and connections within AILA and applicable government agencies are a tremendous asset to their clients. If I have anything other than a plain vanilla immigration petition, I send it to Tueth Keeney.
Immigration Law
Our legal counsel at Tueth Keeney is knowledgeable, thorough, attentive and very easy to work with. They understand and can articulate to our staff and employees the nuance of immigration law in a way that puts everyone at ease. I recommend their services frequently and appreciate our working relationship with their team.
Rhonda Broussard – St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
Employment Law - Management
We were represented by Tueth Keeney, specifically Ian Cooper and Kate Nash. The defense was executed over a long period with many documents, depositions and venues of proceedings. Mr. Cooper and Ms. Nash were the epitome of professionalism and dedication to our defense. I told both of them several times: "I'm glad you're on my side."
Education Law
I have served as superintendent in two different school districts that have utilized Tueth Keeney as their legal counsel. I regard their knowledge and background in Illinois school law to be superb and am always impressed with their acumen, ability to hone in on what matters, and to provide sound and prudent counsel. The attorneys with which we work are from the Edwardsville office and all are professional and knowledgeable in all aspects of school case and statutory law. Some have particular expertise in personnel, special education, collective bargaining, trial representation, and in contracting. Outstanding law firm, in my opinion.
Education Law
Tueth Keeney is an outstanding law firm. Kate Nash is available, responsive and effective. They consistently exceed expectations.
Education Law
Kate Nash and Ian Cooper of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt are the best higher education attorneys in the business. They're sharp, persuasive, always better prepared than anybody else in the room, and absolutely current in an area of the law that's changing at light speed. I actually have Kate on speed-dial; she regularly provides me with commonsense advice that allows us to address issues effectively before they deteriorate into litigation. And just as important, Kate and Ian never lose sight of the human side of the conflicts they're working to resolve. They have genuine empathy for the people at the table, on all sides of a dispute. We consider ourselves fortunate to have Kate and Ian as our partners.
Lynch Dianne – Stephens College
Education Law
I have had the pleasure of working with the key partners and shareholders of Tueth Keeney for two decades. The representation and legal work they provide our mutual clients is outstanding, and they are very reliable in all aspects of their work. They clearly understand the needs and mission of our clients.
Anita Kiehne – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Litigation - Labor and Employment
We have engaged in significant changes in our salary structures and pay scales in the past two years. The guidance we have received from Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has allowed us to engage in negotiations with individual and groups of staff members in a fair and equitable manner, which has resulted in positive outcomes. The issues were challenging, but the work was manageable due to the input, ideas, and guidance shared by our attorneys at Tueth Keeney.
Donna Jahnke – Ladue School District
Education Law
The lawyers at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt are exceptionally knowledgeable regarding education law, keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in legislation, and regularly provide well-attended professional development for school districts. They are highly respected by superintendents and Boards of Education across the state. I can honestly say that we are confident in the development and implementation of our programs and practices due to the guidance and counsel of Celynda Brasher and Michelle Basi, the two attorneys we work with very closely. Other attorneys at the firm have offered sound advice and counsel when needed, as well. I have been amazed at how accessible Celynda and Michelle have been, and how devoted they are to helping us problem solve in a manner that benefits all involved, while keeping a keen eye on what is in the best interest of the district.
Donna Jahnke – Ladue School District
Education Law
The wide array of expertise topics with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt helps to fulfill our needs. I am amazed with the knowledge of everything from personnel, legislative mandates, housing - what a resource! We work most frequently with Kate Nash, and she has been significantly helpful with her advice and guidance.
Julie Fraser – Jefferson College
Education Law
Having known many attorneys with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt for a number of years, I am always confident in their advice, and I believe that they are genuinely concerned about the well-being of our school district. They always take the time to explain the concepts around issues so that we can learn from concerns that we have to take to our attorney. They understand the values of the school district and work to ensure that solutions to our concerns are in keeping with the law and our priorities. They also have a great sense of humor, which helps as we are relaying a challenging concern.
David Faulkner – Brentwood School District
Education Law
The attorneys at Tueth Keeney seek to understand the totality of the issue and take a legally based problem solving approach to resolving issues and concerns. Their advice is practical, easy to apply and understand in the context of K-12 public education. The attorneys represent the interest of their clients by working as a team to provide solutions. I have found the firm extremely knowledgeable, responsive and understanding of the specific issues which are presented before them. The firm is well recognized as a leader in education law in both MO and IL. They take a personal interest in the success of the school districts they serve.
Kevin Carl – Hancock Place School District
Litigation - Labor and Employment
The attorneys Tueth Keeney seek a reasonable and amicable solution to employment and labor issues. Often the legal complexities in labor and employment can be complicated and difficult to apply in a "real world" setting. The attorneys provide sound advice and often will assist in providing the best strategies to deliver difficult or unpopular decisions to employees or the Board of Education. The attorneys are skillful in taking legalese and translating it into usable dialogue and actions for our HR staff.
Kevin Carl – Hancock Place School District
Employment Law - Management
I have worked with attorneys from Tueth Keeney on several Federal and State employment cases. They are definitely experts in this area of the law; understand the complexities and characteristics of the type of institution that we are, and are very cost effective in terms of their rates, and the services we receive from the firm. I would definitely recommend them to colleagues. The attorneys at Tueth Keeney have provided excellent service to me and to the University.
Education Law
Selecting Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt as our legal counsel truly raised the bar for us when it came to addressing complex legal issues. Our staff and our Board have great confidence in the advice and direction we receive from our primary contact, Kate Nash.
Employment Law - Management
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has handled several cases for our institution over the years. They have been handled with the upmost professionalism and knowledge. We could not be more pleased with their work for us. The firm is prompt, professional and overall outstanding.
Immigration Law
We have been using Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt for many years for immigration matters. Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is a top-notch firm in every way; their attorneys are simply outstanding.
Education Law
The Northwest School District has utilized the services of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt for more than two decades. In that time, we have found them to be professional, efficient, and experts in the field of education law. They have the expertise to provide direction for the district when navigating issues from free speech to employment. In addition, their response time is excellent. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the education field.
Paul Ziegler – Northwest R-I School District
Litigation - Labor and Employment
We have used the services of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt for navigating complaints from employees through the EEOC. In their service, they are professional and have secured successful outcomes in every situation.
Paul Ziegler – Northwest R-I School District
Education Law
I have been Superintendent of Schools in the Parkway School District since 2011 and have worked closely with attorneys at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt. I am continually pleased with the professional services we receive, as well as the value added attention we receive after many years in the relationship. The law firm and their attorneys are most talented, most friendly and responsive, most knowledgeable, and reliable and timely in their responses and meeting our needs.
Keith Marty – Parkway School District
Education Law
I trust Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt's guidance and appreciate their responsiveness and support.
Jeff Marion – St. Charles R-VI School District
Education Law
Kate Nash and Ian Cooper of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt are exceptionally current and well-informed about the legal, operational and ethical challenges of higher education today. They are also unfailingly responsive (most of my senior leadership team keeps Kate on speed dial) -- an invaluable quality given the degree to which every decision, statement and action can be of enormous import during a crisis.
Lynch Dianne – Stephens College
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provides excellent service to our school district. The attorneys are quick to respond to a cry for help, and their advice is exceptional.
Mike Kelly – Carlinville, IL School District
Employment Law - Management
Since engaging Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, the school district has been successful in remediating numerous employment issues. We have been very happy with their service and legal advice.
Mike Kelly – Carlinville, IL School District
Education Law
Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt have provided our School District guidance in the areas of Personnel, School Law, Construction Contracts, Special Education, City Ordinance, Tort, etc. The firm has specialist in areas that provide a comfort with advice that is provided. The firm has never been more than a short wait for a return contact and provides both office and cell numbers for our main counsel. Our District has been very pleased with the quality of services we have received.
Mike Gray – Montgomery County R-II School District
Education Law
Kate Nash of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provides excellent service to our institution and is available, even on short notice, to advise our decisions on employee and student matters. Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is knowledgeable in higher education law and the changing landscape with respect to federal and state regulations. I appreciate working with Kate and others in the firm as they strive for a positive outcome for all parties while supporting and protecting the institution.
Joanna Anderson – State Fair Community College
Employment Law - Management
There are many school districts, superintendents, and even law firms who believe Education Law-Management means "our hands are tied" when dealing with unsatisfactory employees, both teachers and coaches. Working with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has proven to the three school boards who have employed me, that we can indeed do what is best for our students when dealing with difficult employees. Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt makes that a reality!
Chad Allison – Chillicothe, IL School District
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is an excellent and timely resource for immigration issues.
Employment Law - Management
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has been an excellent partner in the defense of employment claims. They are knowledgeable, strategic and collaborative.
Education Law
We work most frequently with Kate Nash (several members of my leadership team literally have her on speed dial) and Ian Cooper (and as I always tell my team, there's nobody I'd rather stand beside in a courtroom than Ian Cooper). Kate and Ian are superstars. They provide us with an extraordinary combination of legal expertise, rapid response, understanding of our unique culture and mission, and commonsense advice (conservative in their approach, creative in their problem solving, and always concerned about the human impact of our strategies and decisions). We've considered bringing our legal counsel in-house but we know we're investing in the best, and that's what we're getting from Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt.
Immigration Law
Melanie Keeney is an exceptional lawyer whose knowledge of immigration matters is second to none in the St. Louis area. Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has been helpful to my organization in securing key talent by guiding our HR and management teams through the work authorization process.
Education Law
The attorney's at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provide specialized education law advice and services to our District. Their team of experts bring a multitude of experience and knowledge to legal issues, which are not always textbook in nature. We are pleased to work with this firm and have done so for many years.
Employment Law - Management
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt does high quality work and provides strong client service. They respect the client's budget as well.
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan and Jackstadt is a premier provider of legal service to educational entities in the metropolitan St. Louis area as well as the state of Missouri. They are experts in the variety of fields that educational entities come in contact with on a regular basis. The advice they provide is timely and accurate.
Paul Ziegler – EducationPlus
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is very professional and supportive. Each client is assigned a main contact and develops a working relationship with that contact. This firm has numerous attorneys with a variety of expertise. This allows for an efficient response and action if needed.
Mike Gray – Montgomery County R-II School District
Education Law
The attorneys at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provide the highest quality customer centered legal advice. I know that my needs will be met in a timely and accurate manner. I cannot speak more favorably of the firm.
Andrea Evers – Cairo, IL School District
Employment Law - Management
When we have a concern regarding our unions or with anything related to worker’s rights, I know that I can contact Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt for assistance.
Andrea Evers – Cairo, IL School District
Education Law
Missouri Baptist University has used the expertise of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt for many years. Our issues were varied and complicated. Happily, this group of outstanding professionals were able to lead us through several unforgiving environments successfully.
Arlen Dykstra – Missouri Baptist University
Employment Law - Management
I have had very positive experiences working with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt on employment litigation. They are very competent, knowledgeable, responsive, and professional. We also have found their rates very competitive, while we always receive high quality work product from them.
Phyleccia Cole – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provides sound, expert advice on a range of legal matters related to higher education. From employment issues, student matters, policy development, labor relations, immigration law, and other matters, the firm is invaluable in providing advice and counsel to the institution.
Jon Bauer – East Central College
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt attorneys are very knowledgeable of current legislation. They keep a keen eye on future/pending legislation, and strategize with clients for the most effective solutions.
Benjamin Llorico – MEMC LLC
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is an excellent law firm in the area of immigration law. Knowledgeable, responsive, detail-oriented, and flexible. I would recommend the firm without hesitation.
Immigration Law
The entire immigration practice group at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has so much experience and expertise. They are our go-to firm for complicated cases.
Employment Law - Management
When I have an employment issue, there is only one law firm that I will call and more importantly trust, Tueth, Keeney, Cooper Mohan, & Jackstadt. I have worked with other law firms and attend seminars provided by many law firms, but I will continue to only work with Tueth, Keeney because they are first and foremost KNOWLEDGEABLE, but provide professional, responsive service every time.
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provides great legal analysis and representation, with an added eye toward achieving reasonable results when the circumstances warrant.
Employment Law - Management
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt have assembled an exceptional team of attorneys.
Employment Law - Management
The attorneys at Tueth Keeney are smart, hardworking, and devoted to the success of their clients.
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt gives excellent advice on a variety of topics.
Employment Law - Management
They have excellent expertise and responsiveness. Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt's depth of understanding of the education industry is invaluable, and allows it to provide practical and insightful help with a range of issues.
Education Law
For over 11 years, I have worked with and used the services of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt for education law services. I have experienced district education law services and state level Amicus curiae for the Transfer Law on state choice and more. In all situations, the partners and attorneys have been superior in ethics, integrity, skill, understanding, and practice. I have even seen this firm turn away business with districts and clients that are not ethically or in alignment with the appropriate standards.
Education Law
Our District has been very appreciative of the responsiveness, knowledge and customer service of Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt. We have been dealt with some tough issues and our attorneys have been extremely supportive and effective.
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt gives excellent legal advice. They are truly creative lawyers who come up with solutions for my company's problems. Plus, they are just a nice team to work with.
Education Law
Over the years in working with Tueth Keeney Law firm, I am always amazed at their ability to stay current with trends in the Educational Field. Their counsel is always on point and provided in a timely and efficient manner.
Paul Ziegler – EducationPlus
Employment Law - Management
The attorneys at Tueth Keeney not only know of the trends, concerns, and legal climate of our Higher Education field, but they know our school, our values, and our administrators. They provide us with options and ideas that we may want to consider, whether in response to a specific situation or in developing our student and personnel policies. The firm has proven to be a valued member of our management team.
Ken Revenaugh – Missouri Baptist University
Employment Law - Management
The lawyers at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt are first-rate in their knowledge base and legal reasoning. They have assisted my school district in some tough issues, such as collective bargaining, personnel issues, liability and tort matters, and in negotiating against large industrial concerns vis a vis their tax assessment appeals that would seriously undermine our school district's tax base and, thereby, lessen educational resources for our students. We have been very pleased with our representation and counsel from the attorneys at Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan, and Jackstadt.
John Pearson – E. Alton Wood River, IL School District
Education Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is a 1st class operation. I would definitely use them again.
Jim Parker – Granite City School District
Education Law
The legal team at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt stays on top of the latest legal issues in education law and is responsive to all education related legal issues. They make themselves available outside of the workday and always follow through. I would highly recommend them to other education clients.
Barry Nelson – Pattonville R-III School District
Education Law
The Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt attorneys that represent us are always available and provide in-depth knowledge and understanding of school law.
Jon Isaacson – Hillsboro R-III School District
Employment Law - Management
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt attorney Merry Rhoades has the right combination of legal expertise and common sense. She has helped our district avoid many legal issues over the years.
Jason Hayes – Massac Co., IL School District
Employment Law - Management
Tueth Keeney does an amazing job assisting our district with contract negotiations, labor complaints, and anything related to employment law.
Andrea Evers – Cairo, IL School District
Education Law
I enjoy working with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt. They are efficient, knowledgeable, and understand the work of our organization.
Dr. Candice Carter-Oliver – Confluence Charter Schools
Education Law
Working with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt provides school districts with a team of experienced and talented attorneys who work to creatively find solutions to challenging problems or situations. More than ensuring compliance, the attorneys strive to develop solutions which focus on serving school districts on complicated matters which often have no clear solution. I can always trust that I will receive legal advice which focuses on the solution, not the problem and is provided in a professional and timely manner.
Kevin Carl – Hancock Place School District
Education Law
The firm is knowledgeable and responsive to the specific educational issues which require legal counsel. The firm's attorneys are broadly knowledgeable, and also have specialty areas which provide a comprehensive and well-round legal perspective on unique and challenging legal matters.The attorneys provide information which is practical to resolve problems, while also keeping in mind the need to mitigate potential risks for the school district.In my years of interactions with attorneys in various settings, the advice and guidance received from Tueth Keeney is reliable and based on knowledge of current trends and recent litigation. Tueth Keeney is a firm to be relied upon for a myriad of educational topics, trends and emerging legal matters.
Kevin Carl – Hancock Place School District
Immigration Law
Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt is a wonderful team to work with. I have been working with Melanie Keeney and her group for more than 20 years. They are always willing to assist our company with Immigration issues and to "go beyond the call of duty". They are the best!
Linda Apprill – MEMC LLC
Education Law
Tueth Keeney has provided exceptional service to State Fair Community College for many years. Our legal counsel representatives, Kate Nash and others, are very responsive, provide sound and current legal counsel, assist with Board and staff trainings, and help our institution find solutions for challenging issues.
Joanna Anderson – State Fair Community College
Immigration Law
I have worked with Melanie Keeney from Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt for the last 5-6 years in items related to immigration law. My employer is an educational institution that occasionally hires new employees who come to work with requirements for visas. Melanie and her staff have always promptly and professionally handled work for us without reservation and always with a personal touch. Their knowledge of immigration issues is second to none and their service is impeccable. I would highly recommend Melanie and any of her associate attorneys that we've worked with.
Immigration Law
I am very pleased with the service that my relationship with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt has afforded me. My experience with them has been one of knowledgeable attorneys, responsive staff, and expert advice. This firm was recommended to me by a colleague, and of all of the referrals I have received in my decade-plus experience as an attorney, this is one of the few that has been everything that was promised.
Education Law
The folks at Tueth Keeney are very responsive and very approachable. They are open minded and resourceful. It is always a positive experience working with any of the lawyers there.
Debbie Walker – MUSIC
Education Law
Kate Nash and Ian Cooper at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt are highly regarded and exceptionally effective experts in education law. We have worked exclusively with Kate and Ian for many years, and we have always been truly impressed by their expertise, currency, professionalism, and deep commitment to ethical practice and our institutional values. They're the best of the best, and -- no matter what the challenge -- we are always confident that we bring the very best legal team to the table.
Lynch Dianne – Stephens College
Education Law
We have worked with the Education Team at Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jacckstadt for two decades and are continuously impressed with the level of service and commitment we receive from them. They clearly excel in education law, which is always evidenced in the defense of our schools and insurance cooperative.
Anita Kiehne – Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Education Law
Our experience with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt, and specifically Celynda Brasher and Michelle Basi, has been absolutely stellar. They are incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect of school law and work to individualize their services to the needs of our district. They are always calm and measured in their response to any issue, small or large, are good listeners, ask good questions, and quickly understand a multitude of situations that occur in a school district setting. Equally important, they have the legal expertise to advise us appropriately. Celynda and Michelle have on many occasions offered the guidance we have needed to solve problems and make decisions in the best interest of our students.
Donna Jahnke – Ladue School District
Employment Law - Management
We are extremely grateful for our long-standing partnership with Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt. As educators, we are constantly faced with current or emerging legal issues that impact our students, staff, and community. Our team at Tueth Keeney includes trusted experts in K-12 public education who are always available to respond to our needs.
Amy Joyce – Parkway School District

Rankings

Metro Rankings

St. Louis, MO
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Education Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 2 for Commercial Litigation

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Education Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Demographics

Partners
Male: 2
Female: 10
White / Caucasian: 12
LGBTQIA+: 1
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Male: 2
Female: 3
White / Caucasian: 5
Associates
Male: 4
Female: 6
Black / African American: 1
White / Caucasian: 8
Paralegals
Female: 5
White / Caucasian: 5
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 2
Female: 11

Main Location

St. Louis, MO
34 North Meramec Avenue, Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63105
United States
314-880-3600 Call our St. Louis, MO location at 314-880-3600 Get Directions Get directions to our St. Louis, MO location

Office Locations

Management and Personnel

Firm President; Chairperson, Management Committee
Margaret A. Hesse
Firm Treasurer, Management Committee
Diane E. Metzger
Firm Chairperson
Melanie Gurley Keeney
Member, Management Committee
Kate L. Nash

Contacts

Administration
Terri Cole
Immigration Law
Melanie Gurley Keeney
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