Sheena Hamilton

City Counselor

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Sheena Hamilton (she/her) serves as City Counselor for the City of St. Louis overseeing its Civil Law Department. The City Counselor's Office represents the City of St. Louis in civil legal matters, litigation, and transactions. The Office includes more than 50 attorneys and 20 support staff members.  

Hamilton began her service to the City after practicing law as an equity partner at Dowd Bennett LLP where she served as client manager for multiple Fortune 100 companies and government or quasi-government offices by managing litigation, investigations, budgets, staffing and compliance. Before joining Dowd Bennett, she clerked for the then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Hamilton is a member of both Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Gamma Omega Chapter and the Archway (MO) Chapter of the Links Incorporated.

Hamilton concluded a three-year term on the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association (ABA) in August 2021 and, currently, serves as a Missouri Bar delegate to the ABA House of Delegates. Before her ABA Board service, she served multiple terms in executive leadership of the Mound City Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis locally. She was awarded the Women’s Justice Award titled Litigation Practitioner by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2017, the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis in 2019, the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honor in 2021, and both the 40 Under 40 award and the Excellence in Leadership award from the National Bar Association in 2023.

Contact Information


Phone: (314) 622-3361

1200 Market Street
City Hall, Room 314
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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