Hesse Martone, P.C.

Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri

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We pride ourselves on practicing law differently than many law firms. We strive to add value to our clients’ businesses, to counsel our clients, to assist them in finding creative solutions to their business problems and to be perceived by our clients as an asset to their businesses.

To successfully defend a client in court is an acceptable result-–to develop an innovative and sometimes aggressive solution to a problem which permits the client to undertake its chosen action without being forced to resort to litigation is an outstanding result. We develop long-term relationships with our clients. We want our clients to view us as the first place they turn when they have a problem, not as their last resort.

Our commitment to being responsive to our clients is unmatched. We are available to our clients, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We maintain a sophisticated communications system that integrates cellular phones, e-mail, laptop computers and our paperless electronic document system to ensure that we are available when our clients need us and that we have the resources at our command to respond to any problem that may arise.

Our goal is to help our clients meet their challenges and solve their problems on a timely basis, and we view effective legal representation as being more than the ability to recite the law. We recognize that we do well when our clients do well and we are driven to help them achieve this success.

We provide advice to employers concerning every facet of labor relations and employment matters on a daily basis. Our labor and employment law practice includes drafting all types of unemployment policies, handbooks and contracts, representing employers with respect to labor contract negotiations, arbitrations, union avoidance and union election campaigns, defense of employment discrimination and wrongful discharge cases before federal and state agencies and federal and state courts (including claims brought under Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, National Labor Relations Act, OSHA, the False Claims Act, the various federal and state civil rights acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and The Family and Medical Leave Act).

We have successfully defended cases brought by the DOL, the OFCCP, the U.S. Attorney (False Claims Act cases), the EEOC, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and by private plaintiffs as individuals and in multi-plaintiff actions.

We are also proficient on issues surrounding the enforcement of restrictive employment covenants, from the drafting and negotiation stage through the process of obtaining/opposing injunctive relief.

We represent clients in complex litigation in courts and before arbitration panels throughout the Midwest. We also counsel clients in connection with commercial and real estate transactions.
About Our Clients
Associated General Contractors of Illinois
ACI/Boland, Inc.
Agency for Community Transit
Alberici Group
APL Logistics
Ancilla Health Systems
Anheuser-Busch InBev
BJC Health Care
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barry-Wehmiller Companies
Car Credit City
Chevy's Restaurants
Cities (Illinois): Fairfield, Fairview Heights, Hannibal Board of Public Works, Hillsboro, O'Fallon, Shelbyville
Cities (Missouri): Affton Fire Protection, Altamont, Ballwin, Berkley, Brentwood, Creve Coeur, Crestwood, Jackson, Ladue, Overland, St. Ann, Vinita Park
Counties (Illinois): Effingham, Richdale
Counties (Missouri): Clay
CPI Corp.
Delmar Gardens Enterprises
Effingham Urology Associates
Enterprise Bank
EPIC Systems
E.T. Simonds
Flying J Truck Stops
Frank Leta Honda
Gardenview Care Centers
Health Care Management
Howell Asphalt Company/Howell Paving, Inc.
Huntleigh USA Corporation
Illinois Plumbing
Industrial Soap
J. Bucks
Jervis B. Webb Company
Keystone Steel & Wire
Lennar Corporation
Lodge of the Four Seasons
MACC of Illinois
Magnesium Elektron North America
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Midway USA
Missouri Police Chiefs' Association
Nayak Plastic Surgery
PayneCrest Electric
Prairie State Generating Company
Principia College and High School
Reliant Care Group
Safelite Auto Glass
Shakespeare Oil
Southern Illinois Heating & Air Conditioning Contractors' Association
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Southwest Electrical Cooperative
St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners/St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners
Stark Excavating
Trinity Products, Inc.
Truman L. Flatt & Sons
Universal Printing Company
Vascor, Ltd.
Villages: Calverton Park, MO and Marlboro, MO
Wente Plumbing
YMCA of Greater St. Louis

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

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