Gregg M. Lemley - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Gregg M. Lemley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 314-802-3935

Mr. Lemley has practiced exclusively in the area of labor and employment law and related commercial litigation since 1995.  He concentrates his practice primarily in litigation of employment and employment related commercial disputes and employer counseling.  He has represented employers in a wide range of litigation matters in both state and federal court, and before arbitrators, administrative law judges and other tribunals in disputes involving alleged discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin and the FMLA, sexual and racial harassment, retaliation (including workers’ compensation and whistleblower retaliation), tortious interference with contract, ERISA violations, LMRA claims, employment contract disputes and other employment related claims and commercial disputes, including numerous non-compete and non-solicitation disputes.  He also has extensive experience representing clients in class and collective action wage and hour claims brought under the FLSA and state wage laws.  He also has practiced before numerous state administrative hearing tribunals and has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and early neutral evaluation.Mr. Lemley also is a certified mediator for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and for the State of Missouri.  Additionally, he assists both private and public employers in the development, implementation and application of harassment, drug testing, family medical leave and a wide range of other personnel policies and in drafting and revising employee handbooks, and has counseled clients in developing overarching HR compliance plans, conducting HR compliance audits, engaging in mass layoffs and in evaluating employment and labor issues related to business combinations.  Mr. Lemley has presented client seminars on topics ranging from harassment to employee evaluation, discipline and termination in light of state and federal employment laws, to proper hiring protocol, navigating employee leave laws, blogging and other workplace technologies and a broad range of other topics.  Mr. Lemley also frequently addresses the television, radio and print media on a variety of employment related topics. Mr. Lemley has been designated a 2009-2012 Missouri Super Lawyer based on peer surveys by Law & Politics recognizing him as among the top 5% of attorneys in Missouri.  In the Chambers USA Ranking, Mr. Lemley was singled out as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in the country and for “delivering easily understandable advice and taking time to understand client interests fully,” and highlighted for his work in wrongful termination and discrimination matters.

Webster UniversityBA 1992Webster UniversityBA 1992Washington University in St. LouisJ.D. 1995
Order of the CoifAmerican Bar AssociationBar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisIllinois State Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Eighth Circuits

Office Location

7700 Bonhomme Avenue, Suite 650
St. Louis, MO 63105
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment