Contact Information
Tel: 314.880.3600 (Main)
Tel: 314.880.3578 (Direct Dial)
Fax: 314.880.3540
Primary Address:

34 N. Meramec Ave., Ste. 600, St. Louis, MO 63105

Secondary Address:

101 W. Vandalia, Ste. 210, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Practice Areas  
Bar Admissions

Missouri, 2003
Illinois, 2004

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Amy Clendennen

Tel: 314.880.3600 (Main) |

Amy advises school districts in the St. Louis area and across the state on issues ranging from student discipline to personnel matters to special education. She has successfully represented school districts before various administrative agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has also litigated claims on behalf of school districts, colleges and universities, and private employers in state and federal courts. Amy is a sought-after and regular speaker at state-wide and regional educational conferences.

Amy is a three-term member of the Webster Groves School District Board of Education. Amy understands the responsibilities and challenges of school board service. This makes her particularly effective at communicating with board members and working through issues such as board member roles and responsibilities.

Amy’s parents, brothers, and numerous other family members have served as administrators and teachers in public education throughout Missouri. As the result of growing up in a family of educators, Amy has a deep commitment to the mission of Missouri schools.

Amy earned a Bachelor’s degree from Truman State University, a Master’s degree from Ball State University, and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, all with honors.


J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2003

  •  Order of the Coif
  •  Articles and Notes Editor, Journal of Law and Policy

M.A., English, Ball State University

B.A., Truman State University

  • Graduated cum laude

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • MASA “Focus On” Series: “The Fair Labor Standards Act and Beyond,” Fall 2016
  • “The First Amendment and Social Media – Guidance for the Wary and the Wise,” MoASBO Spring Conference, 2016
  • School Board Roles and Responsibilities Training, Client In-Service, 2016
  • Section 504 Compliance Training, Client In-Service, 2016
  • “The New FLSA Regulations: What Changed, What Didn’t, What’s Next for School Districts,” MASA/MOSPRA Spring Conference, 2016
  • “IDEA ABCs,” MSBA Annual Conference, 2014 and 2015
  • University Non-Discrimination and Harassment Training, Client In-Service, 2015
  • “It’s No Longer a Small World: ELLs and Related Topics,” Missouri School Law Seminars, 2015
  • “Human Resources Issues,” National Business Institute, 2015
  • “Missouri Sunshine Law,” National Business Institute, 2015
  • “Advice for Practicing Attorneys” hosted by Polsinelli and Truman State University 2015
  • Hot Topics in Special Education, EducationPlus, 2014
  • Back to School Special Education Administrators Breakfast, EducationPlus, 2014
  • Risk Management Training for School Employees, Client In-Service, 2014
  • Nondiscrimination and Harassment Training for School Administrators, Client In-Service, 2014
  • Hot Topics in Education Law, Missouri School Law Seminars, 2014
  • Special Education In-Service, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, 2014
  • “Placement Decisions: Legal Requirements and Practical Advice,” EducationPlus, 2014
  • “NO MO’ DOMA: What it Means for Public Schools,” MoASBO Spring 2014 Conference
  • MCSA/MO-CASE “Focus On: Special Education” Series, 2013
  • “Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Employee Leave Issues: ADA, FMLA, and Workers’ Compensation,”  Missouri Association of School Business Officials (MoASBO) Spring 2012 Conference
  • “Update on Religion in the Schools,” Missouri School Boards’ Association Fall 2011 Conference

Professional Legal Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association, Education Law Section
  • National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys
  • Missouri School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Illinois School Boards Association

Professional Educational Affiliations

  • Director, Webster Groves School District Board of Education
  • Director, Missouri Securities Investment Program (MOSIP)

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