Ivan L. Schraeder, Attorney

Ivan L. Schraeder



With a practice focused on public sector labor and employment law, Ivan L. Schraeder represents clients in Missouri and Illinois. He brings more than 40 years of experience to his role as defense counsel for a number of governmental agencies and as general counsel for the Missouri Public Employers’ Labor Relations Association and the Eastern Missouri Police Academy. He provides collective bargaining and employment law services for a number of local governments throughout Missouri and Illinois and over 50 counties in Missouri.

As the Missouri Director of Labor Relations, Ivan was responsible for all labor relations policies for the state’s executive branch with jurisdiction over 45,000 employees.

Ivan shares his vast experience in public sector labor and employment law as an instructor for the Missouri Bar Association, the Missouri Municipal Attorneys’ Association, and the Missouri School Boards’ Association, in addition to a variety of legal organizations, universities, public sector entities, public employer associations, and police academies in Missouri and Illinois.

Ivan has authored numerous articles for national and state publications including but not limited to the Missouri Association of Counties’ County Record, the Missouri Municipal League’s MML Review and The Missouri Bar’s Journal of the Missouri Bar. 


The University of Tulsa, College of Law, J.D.

Saint Louis University, B.A.

Bar and Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
United States District Courts, Illinois
United States District Courts, Missouri

Outside the Office

If not for his 40+ years as an attorney, Ivan would be a teacher. And he’s been lucky to experience life as an educator serving as an instructor for a number of public, educational, and legal organizations throughout his career.

Although he lists polar bears as his favorite wild animal, Ivan’s ideal getaway would be to someplace warmer - Florence, Italy in the spring. And he names Washington D.C. as the city he would most like to live in outside of St. Louis.