R. Lance Witcher: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

R. Lance Witcher

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University Southern Illiniois University, Edwardsville, B.S., 1993
Law SchoolWashington University, J.D., 1996
Admitted1996, Missouri; 2003, Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; The Missouri Bar; Illinois State Bar Association; American Bar Association.
BornAlton, Illinois, January 29, 1971

Best Lawyers, 2011-12. Listed, Super Lawyers of Missouri, 2005-2013. Managing Editor, Washington University Law Review. Member: BAMSL's Project Angel Tree Committee (2001-2012); Kansas City's Promise (1998-1999); Volunteer Attorney Project (1997-1999); Washington University Young Alumni Founders' Day Committee (1999-2001). Webster Child Care Center, President of Board (2004-2011); Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens (Board of Directors, 2011-present).

Reported CasesWilliams v. AT&T Services, Inc., 2013 WL 2407483 (E.D. Mo., May 31, 2013); EEOC v. Mach Mining, LLC, 2013 WL 319337 (S.D. Ill., January 28, 2013); Sisk v. Picture People, Inc., 669 F.3d 896 (8th Cir. 2012); Roberds v. AT&T Operations, Inc., 2012 WL 4435116 (E.D. Mo., Sep. 26, 2012); Ham-Jones v. United Airlines, Inc., 2012 WL 4358004 (E.D. Mo., Sep. 24, 2012); Rademacher v. HBE Corp., 645 F.3d 1005 (8th Cir. 2011); Pasley v. United Airlines, Inc., 2011 WL 4014391 (E.D. Mo., Sep. 09, 2011); JSC Terminal, LLC v. Farris, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52481 (W.D. Ky. May 27, 2010); Energy Marketing Services, Inc. v. U.S. Steel Corp., 2009 WL 1109734 (E.D. Mo. 2009); Hollins v. Luxco, Inc., 2008 WL 4204819 (E.D. Mo. 2008); Lane v. Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc., 2008 WL 2568188 (E.D. Mo., 2008); Livingston v. City of Bridgeton, Missouri, et al. 2008 WL 185796 (E.D. Mo. 2008); Mullins v. Hallmark Data Systems, LLC, 511 F.Supp.2d 928 (N.D. Ill. 2007); Bartis v. City of Bridgeton, 2007 WL 1486024 (E.D. Mo. 2007); Iron Mountain Information Management, Inc. v. Taddeo, 455 F. Supp.2d 124 (E.D.N.Y. 2006); Cheryl Miller Thompson, Appellant v. Western-Southern Life Assurance Company, et al., 82 S.W.3d 203 (Mo. App. 2002); Secretary of Labor v. J.E. Dunn, OSHRC Docket No. 04-0251 (June 27, 2005); Secretary of Labor v. Westar Energy, OSHRC Docket No. 03-0752 (January 6, 2004); Secretary of Labor v. Table Rock Asphalt, CENT 2000-268-M ( July 9, 2001).

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New Year’s Resolution for Missouri Employers: Arbitration Agreements In Light of Jimenez v. Cintas Corporation
Andrew L. Metcalf,R. Lance Witcher, March 3, 2015
Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? The Missouri Court of Appeals rang in 2015 by refusing to enforce an arbitration agreement between an employer and an employee. The decision continues the robust trend in Missouri of restricting the enforceability of arbitration clauses. If your...

Missouri Court of Appeals Further Restricts Arbitration Agreements
Andrew L. Metcalf,R. Lance Witcher, February 23, 2015
The Missouri Court of Appeals rang in the New Year by issuing an opinion that continues the trend in Missouri of restricting the enforceability of arbitration clauses. In light of this decision, employers should revisit their arbitration agreements to determine whether they are still enforceable...

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R. Lance Witcher

7700 Bonhomme Avenue, Suite 650
St. LouisMO 63105


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