Helping People Get On The Right Path For Over Three Decades

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Serving Missouri communities

Responding to your needs during your difficult times

Focusing our practice to help you, your family, and your business

At the Law Offices of Steven K. Brown, we take pride in the service that we provide to the members of our Missouri communities. We understand that difficulty can befall any individual, family, or small business. Those difficulties can take a variety of forms, and we have built our practice around responding to the needs of those in difficult times.

Find help during financial difficulties

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Financial difficulties can occur to anyone or any business. Even with prudent and cautious financial planning, debt can become overwhelming when circumstances coalesce negatively. Because of this vulnerability that we all share and the devastation that can be created by excessive debt, lost homes, lost businesses, lost futures, we have focused a great deal of our practice on utilizing the protections of the Bankruptcy Code to help people and businesses regain the financial footing they need to move forward again.

 

Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy and Chapter 11 bankruptcy can help most individuals and small businesses regain their forward momentum. Our St. Louis consumer and business bankruptcy attorney's extensive experience can help you receive the maximum benefit from our bankruptcy and state exemption laws.

Let our St. Louis consumer and business bankruptcy lawyer and St. Louis city and county Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy lawyer handle your case.

Call to learn how we can help you.

Personal injury and workers' compensation

If you have been injured on the job, you are likely to have numerous questions about your future. Will you be able to return to work? Will you be able to make ends meet? Is your doctor's assessment of your injuries in step with what you are actually experiencing? Workers' compensation law offers a great deal of protection for workers, but it is not an infallible system, and workers need to protect themselves and their best interests.

 

For those who have suffered a personal injury, we can pursue all appropriate compensation for the damages you have suffered.

 

Employment discrimination, police misconduct and other rights violations can seem like insurmountable issues to bring to justice given the power and resources of the government or large private institutions. Our experience can help level the playing field for you.

Representative appellate experience

Employment Law:

 

Wallace v. Debron Corp., 494 F. 2d 674 (8th Cir. 1974), U.S. Circuit Court decision holding invalid a company rule discharging employees for excessive wage garnishments on the ground that it had a disparate racial impact; Cole v. Litz, 562 S.W.2d 795 (Mo. App. 1978) challenging a decision of the St. Louis County Civil Commission to terminate a County employee. On appeal, the court found that the Commission impermissibly shifted the burden of proof and denied the employee due process; Amir v. St. Louis University, 184 F.3d 1017 (8th Cir. 1999) holding that a medical student with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder who was dismissed from medical school after asserting disability discrimination against the school could pursue his Americans With Disabilities Act retaliation suit against the university on account of his dismissal

 

Bankruptcy Law and Consumer Law:

 

Shores V. Express Lending Services, Inc., 998 S.W.2d 122 (Mo. App. E. D. 1999), overturning a trial court's dismissal of a suit by an elderly woman with Alzheimer's disease against a mortgage brokerage firm which she and her relatives claimed had tricked her into borrowing money and setting her up for an attempted foreclosure on her mortgage.

 

Baldwin v. Credit Based Asset Servicing and Securitization, 516 F.3d 734 (8th Cir. 2008), U.S. App. LEXIS 4006; Bankr. L. Rep. (CCH) P81, 214, holding that a Chapter 13 bankruptcy debtor is entitled to notice satisfying constitutional due process requirements before his case can be dismissed in an expedited fashion

 

Workers’ Compensation:

 

Law Grubbs v. Treasurer of Missouri, Second Injury Fund, Inj. No. 03071549, Mo. Labor & Industrial Relations Commission, decided on 12/19/08, holds that a claim against the Second Injury Fund was not time barred as an administrative law judge had found. This case is currently on appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.

 

“Three  Million Dollar ($3,000,000.00) judgment in Hart v. Ward, No. 0622-     CC06842 (Cir.Ct., St. Louis, MO 2007) $3,000,000  for severely injured pedestrian.”

Areas of practice

•  Bankruptcy law

•  Workers' compensation law

•  Personal Injury

Bar admissions

•  Missouri, 1970

•  U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1971

•  U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1971

•  U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1975

Education

•  Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts: J.D. - 1970

•  St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri: B.A. - 1967

Professional Associations and Memberships

•  American Bar Association, Member

• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

• National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

• St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association

Fraternities / Sororities

•  Alpha Sigma Nu

•  Tau Kappa Epsilon

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