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Sheila Greenbaum

Senior Counsel

Areas of Concentration

  • Federal and State Appellate Cases
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Government Agency and Regulatory Matters

Experience at Work

Sheila is a highly regarded practitioner in appellate law, civil litigation and government law. She represents individuals, businesses and nonprofits in state and federal appellate matters, complex civil litigation and governmental program and agency matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sheila focused her practice exclusively in the public sector. She accumulated extensive knowledge of state and federal law over the course of nearly 30 years. She served as Director of the Staff Attorneys Office in the Eighth Circuit during half of that tenure.

Skilled at advising businesses on employment law and personnel issues, Sheila also counsels and represents companies and non-profits on licensing and regulatory requirements. She has served as both director of legal research and writing at Saint Louis University School of Law and as the Democratic director of the Board of Elections in the City of St. Louis.

In the Community

Sheila is immediate past president of ACLU’s Missouri Affiliate.

She is a current board member and past president of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, serves on the board of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, serves as Treasurer/Executive Committee of the Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit, and also serves on the boards of Women of Achievement and the St. Louis Club.

Memberships and Associations

  • American Bar Association

Awards & Designations

  • 2014 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Woman of Achievement Award for Social Justice (2013)
  • Women’s Justice Award for Public Service Practitioner in Missouri (2010)
  • ACLU Civil Liberty Award (2009)

Licensed to Practice

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri


  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, with distinction (1974)
  • B.A., Psychology, Case Western Reserve University (1971)
Trial Court Issues Judgment of Dissolution on Same-Sex Marriage
Judicially Estopped – 8th Cir. Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment
Greenbaum Selected for 2014 Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame