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James C. Hetlage [Attorney at Law]


James C. Hetlage [Attorney at Law]


714 Locust Street, St. Louis, Missouri [USA]


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James C. Hetlage is an experienced employment attorney and litigator. He represents government and private sector employers before state and federal administrative agencies, trial courts and appellate courts. Mr. Hetlage is also experienced in resolving employment discrimination claims and other employment and labor disputes in court and through mediation and arbitration. He has addressed the impact of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter for employers and has counseled employers on proper means to avoid discrimination and harassment claims.

Mr. Hetlage provides clients with counseling and guidance on drafting and implementing employment policies and on ADA, wage and hour and discrimination compliance issues. In addition, he handles litigation involving commercial disputes, including breach of contract, condemnation, construction, and real estate matters and commercial real estate foreclosures.

Jim has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers. He earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.


  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Judicial Circuit, 1993

  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2008

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1990

  • Supreme Court of Missouri, 1989

  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1990

Areas of Practice:
Banking LawPublic FinanceMergers and Acquisitions
BankruptcyEducation LawDiscrimination
Employee BenefitsEmployment and Labor LawHuman Resources Law
Workers CompensationProfessional LiabilityFamily Law
Health CareImmigration LawLitigation Law
TransportationNonprofit Organizations LawPersonal Injury Law
Product LiabilityToxic TortsReal Estate Law

  • J.D., Washington University, 1989

  • B.A., English Literature, Kenyon College, 1986