The City Counselor's Office is a full-service law firm representing the City of St. Louis, its elected and appointed public officials, and its departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. The City Counselor's Office includes 40 attorneys and 20 support staff members, making it one of the fifteen largest law firms in the St. Louis area.
The City Counselor's Office handles a wide range of legal issues, litigation, and transactions, including issues in the following areas: animal health and welfare, aviation law and airport business, civil rights and social justice, class actions, construction and design, contracts and procurement, cultural institutions, development and real estate, education and charter schools, election law, employment and labor law, environmental law and sustainability, health law, historical preservation, homelessness issues, insurance law, the justice system, legislation, liquor licensing, maritime and admiralty, policing and law enforcement, premises and products liability, problem properties, public events, public finance, telecommunications and television, transportation, tax, traffic, water law, and workers compensation.
The City Counselor's Office is led by Winston Calvert, who is currently the youngest lead city attorney of any large city in the country. Since his appointment in May 2014, Winston has led the legal strategy for Mayor Slay's initiatives and progressive reforms like marriage equality and reforming the city's business laws.
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