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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 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.

Awards & Recognitions

Awards

  • Missouri Bar, Pro Bono Wall of Fame (2014)
  • Women of Achievement, Social Justice Award (2013)
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Women’s Justice Award – Public Service Practitioner (2010)
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Civil Liberty Award (2009)

Recognitions

Admissions & Qualifications

Bar & Court Admissions

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

Educational Background

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, with distinction (1974)
  • B.A., Psychology, Case Western Reserve University (1971)

Leadership & Community Engagement

Current Leadership Positions

  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis | Board Member
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri | President
  • Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region | Board Member
  • Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit | Treasurer
  • Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit | Executive Committee Member
  • Women of Achievement | Board Member
  • St. Louis Club | Board Member

Past Leadership Positions

  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis | President
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis | Vice President of the Annual Campaign
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis | Vice President of Planning and Allocations
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis | Vice President of Human Resources

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association
  • Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit

Civic & Community

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri
  • FOCUS St. Louis
  • Forest Park Forever
  • Freedom of Choice Coalition
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis
  • Kemper Art Museum
  • Partners in Education
  • Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region
  • St. Louis Club
  • The New Theatre
  • Women of Achievement
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