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Tueth Keeney Attorneys Named To 2024 Best Lawyers® List

Date: September 25, 2023

Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. is pleased to announce 7 of our lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

“Best Lawyers was founded more than 40 years ago to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of top legal professionals,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer. “We are proud to continue to present the most respected, unbiased legal awards worldwide.”

Best Lawyers has earned the respect of the profession, the media and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

We would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2024 The Best Lawyers in America list:

Michelle Basi – Education Law
Celynda L. Brasher – Education Law
Ian P. Cooper – Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment
Margaret A. Hesse – Employment Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor and Employment
Melanie Gurley Keeney – Education Law, Employment Law – Management, and Immigration Law
James R. Layton – Appellate Practice
Kate L. Nash – Education Law, and Litigation – Labor and Employment

In addition, Kylie S. Piatt has been included in the The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2024 Edition) for Education Law.

We are also proud to announce Tueth Keeney has been awarded two Top-Listed Awards in Education Law:

Top-Listed State Awards

Education Law in Missouri: 4 lawyers

Top-Listed City Awards

Education Law in St. Louis: 4 lawyers


About Tueth Keeney Cooper Mohan & Jackstadt P.C.

Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C., was formed in 2000 by a group of eighteen attorneys from one of the largest firms in the Midwest. Our founding shareholders rejected the traditional “big firm” approach to legal issues in order to enhance our ability to offer creative, flexible problem-solving techniques tailored to meet the unique business needs of each client. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide “big firm” quality legal services with significantly greater efficiency, responsiveness and value.

The practice of law is too often reactionary — a response to legal challenges and disputes after they arise. The attorneys at Tueth Keeney are not only advocates, but also counselors and advisors who work with our clients to prevent disputes and minimize risk before the disputes become lawsuits. Our firm is widely recognized for not only winning cases, but also for preventing cases from being filed in the first place. Our attorneys regularly offer training to clients and friends of the Firm by providing free seminars and training sessions on a wide variety of challenging legal issues. Additionally, we publish “Insights” on our website regarding timely updates on recent topics and changes in the law in a continuing effort to keep clients and friends of the Firm updated on critical legal matters.

Tueth Keeney also rejects the idea of “being all things to all people.” Our attorneys provide support to our clients in those areas of practice in which Tueth Keeney is recognized for its virtually unmatched expertise: education law, employment law, immigration law, and litigation. Our attorneys recognize that employers and managers are faced with significant challenges in today’s environment of rapidly changing economic conditions, ever-increasing governmental regulation, and spiraling litigation. Against this background, the hallmark of Tueth Keeney’s unique practice is our unparalleled record of success in representing our clients — public and private, large and small — throughout the Midwest.

We invite you to learn more about our Firm and our attorneys and to discover how we can partner with you to respond effectively to your legal challenges.

About Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.