James C. "Jim" Hetlage

James C. "Jim" Hetlage

Lashly & Baer, P.C.

Recognized since 2015

St. Louis, Missouri

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Employment Law - Management

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

Mr. Hetlage serves as the City Attorney for Glendale, MO and Wentzville, MO. In that capacity, Mr. Hetlage addresses substantially all of the legal needs of these cities, including preparation and review of ordinances and contracts, analysis of zoning and land use issues, Sunshine Law requests, and personnel matters.

Mr. Hetlage partners with his employer and municipal clients to identify ways to avoid risk and keep his clients out of the courtroom. Mr. Hetlage provides clients with counseling and guidance on drafting and implementing ordinances, employment policies and on Americans with Disabilities Act (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.

Jim has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Employment Law – Management since 2015 and has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (Employment & Labor) since 2009. He earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.

Contact & Links
  • 714 Locust Street
    St. Louis, MO 63101
  • Kenyon College, BA, graduated 1986
Bar Admissions
  • United States, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States, Eighth Judicial Circuit
  • United States, Federal Circuit
  • United States, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States, Western District of Missouri
  • Missouri, Supreme Court of Missouri
  • Illinois, Supreme Court of Illinois
  • USLaw Network - Member

Lashly & Baer, P.C.
Headquarters: St. Louis, Missouri

13 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating • The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Employment Law - Management • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Employment & Labor, 2005, 2009-Present • Human Resource Management Association of St. Louis, 2002-Pre
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Government Relations Practice


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