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Gary R. Sarachan

Senior Counsel

“The person who says winning isn’t everything – has never won anything”. – Mia Hamm

Areas of Concentration

  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Regulation Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Experience at Work

Gary is an experienced trial attorney, primarily representing businesses in litigation matters. Closely held corporations and other business entities seek his counsel in all matters of commercial litigation, including shareholder and internal business disputes. Gary has handled administrative law issues related to professional disciplinary actions for many years.

Gary was formerly an Administrative Law Judge for the City of St. Louis Civil Service Commission and a Provisional Municipal Judge for the City of St. Louis, Missouri. In 2007, the Missouri Supreme Court appointed Gary to its Regional Disciplinary Committee for Region X. Gary served until January 1, 2016, and was appointed Committee Chair in 2012. He also served for several years as Disciplinary Hearing Officer for the Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee.

In the Community

In his free time, Gary serves as a Board Member of Habitat for Humanity of Addison County, a nonprofit organization that partners with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. Gary is also on the Board of Directors of Special Olympics of Vermont, and coaches the Addison County Special Olympics Basketball Team.

Awards & Recognitions

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America® | Commercial Litigation, St. Louis (2012 – Present)

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Appointments

  • Supreme Court of Missouri | Regional Disciplinary Committee for Region X | Chair (2012 – 2016)
  • Supreme Court of Missouri | Regional Disciplinary Committee for Region X | Member (2007– 2016)
  • Supreme Court of Missouri | Disciplinary Hearing Panel | Officer 

Knowledge & Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Top Trial Strategies the Pros Use to Win Their Case. National Business Institute. St. Louis, MO. (2019)
  • Ethics. National Business Institute. St. Louis, MO. (2019)
  • Legal Ethics for the LLC Attorney. National Business Institute. St. Louis, MO. (2018)

Teaching

  • Trial Practice. Washington University School of Law | Adjunct Professor
  • Pre-Trial Procedure Clinical Program. Washington University School of Law | Adjunct Faculty

Admissions & Qualifications

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri

Educational Background

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law (1974)
  • B.S., Business Administration, Boston University (1971)

Leadership & Community Engagement

Current Leadership Positions

  • Habitat for Humanity of Addison County | Board Member 
  • Special Olympics of Vermont | Board Member 

Past Leadership Positions

  • Missouri Coalition for the Right to Counsel | Founding Member and Director (2017)
  • Jazz St. Louis | Board Member 

Professional Organizations

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar

Civic & Community

  • American Civil Liberties Union | Legal Committee
  • Jazz St. Louis
  • Habitat for Humanity of Addison County
  • Special Olympics of Vermont
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