Skip to Main Content
Overview

Theresa immerses herself in case law, writing successful motions and pursuing creative solutions for clients.

Analytical and articulate, Theresa’s commercial litigation practice finds intelligent solutions to complex problems for clients in a variety of industries. She is an asset in all stages of litigation, including fact investigations, initial pleadings, dispositive motions, motions in limine, discovery, depositions and trial preparation. Theresa’s intuition and calm demeanor allow her to build effective partnerships with clients.

Theresa has a particular affinity for educational matters. Theresa counsels educational clients, conducting Title IX investigations and increasingly common historical misconduct investigations. She advises administrators and staff to ensure compliance with numerous state and federal regulations including Title IX, Title IV, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA).

Theresa is also a member of the St. Louis Cortex team, helping startup companies navigate the legal environment. Theresa was previously a senior associate in the Allen Angel Capital Education Fund, which is a group of mid-Missouri investors. Her approachable nature and legal skills generate successful collaboration with entrepreneurs.


Services

Recognition

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
      • Order of Barristers
      • Dean's List
      • Journal of Dispute Resolution, Editor in Chief
      • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Best Original Student Article Award Recipient 
      • Law School Ambassador
      • Moot Court Team, Best Oral Advocate Award 
      • National Moot Court Prize 
      • Board of Advocates Fall Moot Court Director
      • Tim Heinsz 5K Steering Committee 
      • Honor Code Committee Student Representative 
  • B.S., University of Missouri
    • Business Administration: Emphasis in Finance and Banking, Minor in Political Science
      • Honors Certificate
      • Dean's List
      • University of Missouri Top 5 Most Influential Student
      • University of Missouri Homecoming Queen
      • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, President  
      • Cornell Leadership Program 
      • Judicial Peer Advisory Council, Justice 
      • Kappa Delta Sorority, Treasurer
      • Mizzou Alternative Breaks, Executive Director

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Bar Association

Clerkship

Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, 2015

Experience
  • Won class action status for lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections on behalf of inmates sentenced to life imprisonment as juveniles. Suit alleged that department ignored due diligence for inmates.
Thought Leadership
Community Leadership
  • Grace Hill Settlement House
  • Recent Alumni Advisory Board for the Trulaske College of Business
  • Kappa Delta Sorority, St. Louis University, Chapter Advisory Board