Thomas E. Clark, Jr.

Thomas E. Clark, Jr.

The Wagner Law Group

Recognized since 2021

St. Louis, Missouri

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

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Tom Clark serves as the firm's Chief Operating Officer and leads the firm’s St. Louis office. His expertise encompasses all aspects of employee benefits programs, including the design, implementation and compliance of retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive and incentive compensation arrangements. He also has a robust practice assisting covered service providers in meeting their ERISA compliance needs. Mr. Clark’s vast litigation experience complements the firm’s strong and growing ERISA and employment litigation department and includes work on landmark ERISA cases involving complicated ERISA fiduciary duty issues. He has been quoted extensively as an ERISA and employee benefits expert by outlets such as Reuters, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, and Forbes. Mr. Clark teaches ERISA fiduciary law as an Adjunct Professor at The Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, his alma mater. He is a co-author of the Second Edition of "ERISA: Principles of Employee Benefits Law," the only treatise of its kind that provides an overview of the regulation of employee benefit plans by highlighting the central principles and competing policies of employee benefits law in a compact and accessible format for a broad audience of readers.


  • 439 South Kirkwood Road, Suite 215
    St. Louis, MO 63122


  • Washington University in St. Louis, LLM, graduated 2008
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Juris Doctor, graduated 2007
  • College of New Jersey, B.S. (Economics), graduated 2004


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Employee Benefits Association of St. Louis - Member
  • Friends of Arch Grants - Founding Board Member
  • Missouri Bar Association - Mermber

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Additional Areas of Practice:

  • Litigation - ERISA


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