Sedey Harper, P.C. employment attorneys
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Mary Anne Sedey


Mary Anne SedeyMARY ANNE SEDEY has practiced law in St. Louis for more than 30 years. Her practice is devoted exclusively to representing employees in work-related disputes. Ms. Sedey has been recognized every year since 1993 as one of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers named her the best Labor and Employment Lawyer in St. Louis for 2010. For more than ten years St. Louis Magazine has named her to its Best Lawyers list.  In October, 2009, the St. Louis Business Journal highlighted Ms. Sedey in “Katz’s Attorney Sedey ‘willing to go up against big boys.’”  Click here to read article.  In August, 2007 Human Resource Executive magazine called her one of The Top 10 Plaintiffs Attorneys to Fear the Most. 

Ms. Sedey is a nationally recognized employment attorney. She was President of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), the national professional organization for the 3000 lawyers who represent employees in employment and civil rights disputes, from 1995 to 1998. She served on NELA’s Board for twelve years, and founded its St. Louis chapter. She was appointed a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 1996 and served two terms on the Executive Board of the College. Ms. Sedey is a past-president of Workplace Fairness, a not-for-profit organization created to provide information, education and assistance to workers and their advocates and to promote public policies that advance employee rights.

Ms. Sedey was the Vice-Chair of the Missouri Bar Labor and Employment Committee and was a member of the Judicial Commission for the Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit for a number of years. She is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the St. Louis Women Lawyers’ Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Ms. Sedey has taught trial practice at St. Louis University Law School and speaks around the country on employment law issues and trial tactics for the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the National Employment Lawyers Association, state bar organizations and AAJ affiliates.

Sedey received her B.A. degree from Webster College and is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law.

Mary Anne Sedey
Sedey Harper Westhoff P.C.
2711 Clifton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
Telephone: (314) 773-3566
Fax: (314) 773-3615