Timm Schowalter, Shareholder

Timm Schowalter Expert Labor and Employment Attorney in St. Louis Missouri

About

Joining Sandberg Phoenix as a Shareholder in 2013, Timm W. Schowalter serves as outside general counsel for many prominent businesses and specializes in labor and employment matters.

Timm’s primary goal is litigation avoidance and, to that end, he consults in developing and implementing cost-effective employment and labor compliance systems to ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws.

“I see myself as my client’s true business partner and enjoy creating strong personal and business relationships while providing pragmatic solutions to my client’s legal needs,” Timm says.

Timm routinely provides day-to-day counseling on a variety of employment and labor issues including employee leave of absences, wage and hour issues, union matters, and compliance with ADA, FMLA, WARN, OSHA, and federal and state employment discrimination laws. Also, Timm handles clients’ day-to-day legal needs including drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, executive compensation agreements, severance agreements, safety manuals, affirmative action plans, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks, and comprehensive training programs.

Timm’s expertise also includes representing employers with their traditional labor/union matters including designing and implementing effective union avoidance and organizing campaigns, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, strike preparation assistance, and defeating secondary boycotts. He also has a broad range of experience in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, union arbitrations, and obtaining state and federal court injunctions.

If litigation is unavoidable, Timm has more than 17 years of experience in successfully defending clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. He vigorously defends his clients in all facets of employment litigation, including employment discrimination claims arising under Missouri and Illinois Human Rights Acts, Title VII, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Executive Order 11246, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. He is also has a wealth of experienced in business litigation matters, including non-competition, trade secrets, confidentiality, copyright and trademark infringement cases, sales commission disputes, minority shareholder/member disputes and breach of employment contract actions.

He regularly speaks at seminars for management associations and conducts training on an individualized basis for employers to aid in their understanding of employment law requirements.

Outside of the office, Timm enjoys spending time with his family and watching his four kids participate in various sports, including golf, soccer and baseball. He is also an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf and tennis and following area sports teams.

Background

Timm studied Philosophy, earning a bachelor’s degree from Southeast State University before earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. He went on to work for more than 15 years at major firms in the St. Louis area and previously served as Chairperson of the Private Business Practice Group at a major corporate law firm.

A current member of the American Bar Association, Timm serves on their Labor and Employment Section and the Fair Labor Standards Committee. He is also a member of the Missouri Bar Association, where he is a mediator and serves on the Labor and Employment Committee. Timm is also a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and has previously served as the Chairperson for the USLAW Network’s Labor and Employment Leadership Committee from 2007–2008. He is also a past member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, where he served on the Board of Governors and was the Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section from 2003-2004.

Timm is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois and before the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; the United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois; the United States District Court, Central District of Illinois; the United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas; and the United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas.

An active community member, Timm has served on the Human Resources Committee of Lutheran Family and Children Services of Greater St. Louis and Human Resources Board for St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, Missouri. Timm is also a member of the Oilmen’s Club of Greater St. Louis, the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

Recent Successes

  • Wilson Mfg. v. Fusco, 258 S.W.3d 841 (Mo. App. 2008)
  • Davis v. St. Louis Public Schools, U.S. Supreme Court Case No. 04-743 (2004)
  • Horton v. American Railcar Industries, Inc., 214 F.Supp.2d 921 (E.D. Ark.2002)
  • Sacharnoski v. Capital Consolidated Inc., 187 F.Supp.2d 843 (W.D. Ky. 2002)
  • Damon v. American Rail Car Industries, Inc., 2002 WL 340792 (E.D. Ark. 2001)
  • Lovan v. American Rail Car Industries, Inc., 2001 WL 1873148 (E.D. Ark. 2001)
  • Blandin v. Marriott International, Inc., 1997 WL 581562 (E.D. Mo. 1997)
  • Blandin v. Marriott International, Inc., 1997 WL 416465 (E.D. Mo. 1997)

BIOGRAPHY

Joining Sandberg Phoenix as a Shareholder in 2013, Timm W. Schowalter serves as outside general counsel for many prominent businesses and specializes in labor and employment matters.

Timm’s primary goal is litigation avoidance and, to that end, he consults in developing and implementing cost-effective employment and labor compliance systems to ensure compliance with federal and state employment laws.

“I see myself as my client’s true business partner and enjoy creating strong personal and business relationships while providing pragmatic solutions to my client’s legal needs,” Timm says.

Timm routinely provides day-to-day counseling on a variety of employment and labor issues including employee leave of absences, wage and hour issues, union matters, and compliance with ADA, FMLA, WARN, OSHA, and federal and state employment discrimination laws. Also, Timm handles clients’ day-to-day legal needs including drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, executive compensation agreements, severance agreements, safety manuals, affirmative action plans, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, employee handbooks, and comprehensive training programs.

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