Firm Shareholder Pete Yelkovac has been selected by the St. Louis County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as an “Inspiring St. Louisan.” Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Since 1909, the NAACP has maintained a legendary legacy for fighting legal battles to win social justice for all Americans. The twenty five leaders recognized by the St. Louis County NAACP as “Inspiring St. Louisans” have made stellar advancements in the areas of business, law, education, health, and government. The award was presented at the organization’s Annual Freedom Fund Fellowship Dinner on June 4, 2013, and was given to individuals who have contributed positively to the lives of men and women across the region.
Peter G. Yelkovac concentrates his practice on the representation of Missouri school districts of all sizes. Pete’s school law and school litigation practice extends to all corners of the State, and he presently serves as lead counsel for dozens of Missouri school districts. Over his career, Pete has successfully defended many school districts in federal and state lawsuits. He also regularly represents school districts in administrative proceedings and during investigations by federal and state agencies. Educational organizations and institutions regularly invite Pete to deliver speeches and presentations on a variety of school and employment law issues. Pete is also a prolific author on school law topics. Pete writes a regular column on school law for the MoASBO Journal. He served as editor and as a co-author of the First Edition of the Missouri Bar’s School Law Deskbook.