Thomas R. Chibnall

Thomas R. Chibnall

Feb 17, 2017

Thomas R. Chibnall represents and counsels businesses of all sizes in a variety of employment-related matters before both state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies, including the

  • Missouri Department of Labor
  • the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and
  • the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.

Tom also

  • participates in and contributes to union-avoidance campaigns and union training for corporate clients.
  • represents and assists clients in investigations, complaints and appeals addressing environmental and work safety conditions under the federal and state Occupational Safety and Health Acts (OSHA) and regulations.
  • assists with client immigration needs, including obtaining H-1B visas and green cards for employees.
  • handles matters involving discrimination, retaliation, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee benefits, contracts and more.

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Benjamin R. Marble

Aug 22, 2016

Benjamin R. Marble represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation, including defending employers against claims of harassment, retaliation, discrimination and wrongful termination as well as wage and hour class actions. He also counsels employers on the latest employment law regulations to proactively avoid risk and the possibility of litigation.

Ben received his law degree from the University of Missouri, where he won numerous awards and competitions, including excellence in pre-trial litigation, trial practice and trial advocacy.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Order of the Barristers
  • CALI Excellence in Pre-trial Litigation
  • CALI Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • National Trial Championship, Finalist
  • Allen H. Parke Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • Ike Skelton Sr. Prize for Trial Practice
  • Fred L. Howard Prize for Excellence in the Advancement of Trial Advocacy
  • Three-time recipient of David R. Ray Trial Advocacy Award
  • Three-time recipient of Roscoe Anderson Award for Excellence in Advocacy
  • Chairman of the Board of Advocates, 2015-2016

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Joshua R. Mourning

Apr 19, 2016

Joshua R. Mourning practices in many facets of transactional and general corporate law and across a range of industries, including healthcare, construction, and real estate. His corporate practice involves advising clients on a number of matters including:

  • Forming new businesses (including the appropriate choice of entity)
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Contract drafting/negotiation
  • Corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures

Josh also has particular experience in advising clients in a number of specialized areas:

  • LLC and corporate organizational documents, including operating, shareholder, and buy-sell agreements
  • Design, design/build, engineering, construction, and construction-management contracts
  • Real estate leasing, financing, and title review
  • Software licensing agreements (including software-as-a-service/cloud, software maintenance, and IT consulting agreements) and other commercial transactions
  • Terms of use/privacy policies for websites
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act compliance (especially with regard to advertising via email and text messaging)
  • Negotiating commercial-card agreements, including understanding of ACH and other e-payment industry issues
  • New Markets Tax Credit financing
  • Employee benefits

Josh’s Washington University Law Review article discusses majority voting in corporate director elections; see The Majority Voting Movement: Curtailing Shareholder Disenfranchisement in Corporate Director Elections, 85 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1143 (2007).

Before joining Lowenbaum Law,  Josh was a Senior Managing Associate at Dentons US LLP and an associate at Husch Blackwell LLP.


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Whitney P. Cooney

Jul 29, 2015

Representing businesses in all aspects of interactions with employees, Whitney P. Cooney defends cases ranging from claims of harassment, discrimination and retaliation to discharge in violation of public policy and violations of other employment-related federal and state laws. Whitney has federal jury trial experience and has litigated cases on a local, state, and national level. Whitney also frequently handles Charges of Discrimination pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and other state agencies.

With her experience in employment-related litigation and arbitration, Whitney helps employers avoid potential problems by providing legal guidance on a broad range of employment issues, including employee discipline and termination, hiring decisions, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, wage payment and leave of absence practices, FMLA compliance, unemployment determinations, and handbook policy and procedure development.


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Dannae L. Delano

Dannae L. Delano concentrates her practice in employee benefits, executive compensation and tax matters. Focusing on comprehensive, practical and innovative employee benefits solutions for all types of employers, she counsels clients regarding all aspects of employee benefits design, implementation, termination, and compliance for the full spectrum of benefits programs including: retirement plans, health and welfare plans and executive and incentive compensation arrangements.

She also has considerable experience in integrating benefits in acquisitions and mergers and qualified retirement plan corrections. With simple, effective communication and timely response, she ensures that complicated compliance issues are easily understood and solutions may be immediately implemented.

Prior to joining Lowenbaum Law, Dannae was a Partner at Husch Blackwell LLP.


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Heidi L. Eckert

Heidi L. Eckert represents clients in all aspects of employment, labor and civil rights disputes. She is actively involved in all aspects of litigation, and has arbitrated and mediated numerous matters, as well as tried cases in both state and federal courts.

Heidi assists clients with employment matters including those that involve discrimination, harassment, disability and retaliation claims. She has defended claims in state and federal courts as well as before governmental agencies.

In addition to litigating labor and employment matters, Heidi counsels employers on a variety of employee issues and advises them on developing and implementing processes consistent with their business objectives and applicable labor laws. Eckert also handles matters involving civil rights claims, the majority of which are defended in federal court.


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Timothy L. Elliott

Aug 06, 2015

Healthcare and corporate clients across the country rely on Timothy L. Elliott for his depth of experience and knowledge in transactional and healthcare legal issues. For more than 20 years, he has counseled clients in all aspects of physician/hospital alignment and integration; for profit/not-for-profit joint ventures, physician recruiting, physician/hospital joint ventures, establishing managed care entities and drafting and negotiating all related agreements, including managed care contracts.

He brings the same depth of experience and thoughtful diligence to business formation, management and shareholder counseling of closely held and publicly held entities, drafting and negotiating all types of contracts, shareholder control transactions, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, purchasing and licensing of intellectual property and general corporate counseling.


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Corey L. Franklin

Aug 23, 2015

Corey L. Franklin’s practice has exclusively been dedicated to representing employers in  collective bargaining; labor arbitration and grievance administration; union organizing campaigns; and NLRB matters. In addition, he litigates employment law and restrictive covenant matters and helps employers navigate a wide variety of HR issues, including, but not limited to, wage and hour; policy compliance; workplace discrimination & harassment; retaliation; workplace safety; internal investigations; and legal risk management.

Honors and Distinctions
CALI Excellence Future Award
Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review, 2000-02; Associate Editor-in-Chief, 2001-02


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David P. Frenzia

Jul 29, 2015

With a Certificate in Employment Law, David P. Frenzia applies his insight and experience to guiding clients in the areas of Labor Relations, Employment Law, and Public Sector Labor and Employment Law. Dave started his career on the enforcement side of law, serving as a police officer for the City of St. Charles, MO, and as a Medicolegal Death Investigator for the City of St. Louis. Graduating with honors from the Saint Louis University School of Law, Dave was named to the Order of the Woolsack and Alpha Sigma Nu and has earned Academic Excellence Awards in Contracts, Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Unions and Their Members.


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Adam D. Hirtz

Adam D. Hirtz is a trial attorney representing businesses in employment and commercial litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the country. In his employment litigation practice, Adam has handled scores of cases to enforce non-compete agreements and to prevent the dissemination of trade secrets by former employees; he is experienced in representing clients in cases of alleged harassment, discrimination and retaliation; and he regularly assists clients with issues of OSHA compliance, inspections and resolving or contesting OSHA citations. In his commercial litigation practice, Adam defends clients in disputes involving fiduciary duties, leases and contracts, real estate transactions, construction projects, product safety, fraud, negligence and insurance coverage.

Prior to joining Lowenbaum Law, Adam spent more than a decade as a litigator in a national law firm based in St. Louis. His years of experience in a large law firm taught him to appreciate the benefit a client receives from leveraging the focused legal experience and low overhead of a boutique law firm like Lowenbaum Law.
 
Adam is a trusted advisor to the clients he represents by truly learning their businesses, understanding their goals, and providing them with high quality legal services at an affordable rate.  Throughout his career, Adam has represented and counseled clients in industry sectors including manufacturing, construction, HVAC, retail, healthcare, restaurant and hospitality, transportation, banking and insurance. Within these industries, Adam works closely with company management, human resource directors, in-house counsel, insurance adjusters, employees and experts to accomplish clients’ litigation and business objectives, including counseling on dispute and liability avoidance techniques.


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