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Attorney Rowe

Susan Nell Rowe

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Practice Areas:

  • Employment Law
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Psychology

Honors

  • Washington University Distinguished Young Alumni
  • Robert Walston Chubb Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Missouri Lawyers' Weekly Women's Justice Award, Woman of the Year
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • Honorary Order of the Coif, Washington University School of Law

Biography

Susan Nell Rowe has practiced employment law for over thirty years. She has handled jury trials and appeals, EEOC and MCHR charges and other matters. Her practice also includes counsel and advice, manager training, and the development of employee handbooks and policies. She has enforced non-compete agreements and has drafted employment contracts and severance agreements. She has investigated sexual harassment complaints and has helped managers and human resource professionals conduct harassment investigations. She has been selected as a mediator in over forty employment disputes. She has represented clients in many types of businesses, including healthcare, professional consulting, manufacturing, food service and hospitality, and personal services. She has also represented nonprofits and local governments. Her clients include executives and professionals, and she has counseled clients facing discipline and separation from employment. Prior to opening her own firm, Ms. Rowe practiced in a corporate law firm where she served on the management committee for many years. That experience gave her an understanding of employment law issues from the perspective of a business owner. By taking advantage of technology and keeping overhead low, she has been able to provide the expertise of an experienced employment attorney at a reasonable rate. Ms. Rowe believes in serving the St. Louis community, and she has been on the boards of several area non-profits, including Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., Deaconess Foundation, The Missouri Lawyers Trust Account Foundation and Eden Theological Seminary. Outside of her law practice, Ms. Rowe spends time studying horticulture and garden design. She is the mother of two adult children and she resides in the City of St. Louis.

Current Employment Position

  • Owner

Past Positions

  • The Stolar Partnership, Partner, 1987 to 2013
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Staff Attorney, 1983 to 1987

Classes & Seminars

  • Conducting Investigations in Higher Education and in the Employment Setting, The Missouri Bar, 2019
  • Mediation Secrets: Understanding the Special Dynamics of Employment Litigation, The Missouri Bar, 2016
  • ADA - Back to the Future," Employment Law Forum, 2009
  • Privacy: From the Toolbox to MySpace,” Employment Law Forum, 2008
  • Pitfalls in Handling and Retaining Electronic Documents,” Employment Law Forum, 2006
  • Mediation: An Advocate’s Perspective,” MoBar Labor Law and Employment Forum, 2005
  • How the Jury Views the World,” Employment Law Forum, 2005

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Trustee, Eden Theological Seminary, 2010 to present
  • Member, National Council, Washington University School of Law, 2011 to 2020
  • Board Member, Missouri Lawyer Trust Account Foundation, 2011 to 2016
  • President, Alumni Executive Committee, Washington University School of Law, 2008 to 2011
  • Lecturer, Washington University Graduate Program in Nonprofit Management, 2007 to 2010
  • Trustee, Deaconess Foundation, 2004 to 2010
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 1998 to 2006
  • Distinguished Young Alumna Washington University School of Law
  • Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly Woman of the Year
  • Robert Walston Chubb Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Board Member, Friends of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 2012 to 2017

Published Works

  • Susan Nell Rowe, Doreen D. Dodson, and Jennifer J. Raymond, The Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, The Missouri Bar , Employment Discrimination, 2008

Representative Cases

  • Zweifel v. Zweifel, 595 S.W.3d 526 (Mo.App.E.D. 2020), Missouri Court of Appeals
  • Feltmann v. Sieben, Inc. , 108 F.3d 970 (8th Cir. 1997), Eighth Circuit
  • Cole v. Control Data Corporation , 947 F.2d 313 (8th Cir. 1991), Eighth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Council, Washington University School of Law, Member, 2011 to 2021
  • Alumni Executive Committee, Washington University School of Law, President, 2008 to 2011
  • Missouri Lawyers Trust Account Foundation, Trustee, 2011 to 2016
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri , Board Member, 1998 to 2006
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri , President, 2004 to 2006