R. Michael Lowenbaum, Attorney



R. Michael Lowenbaum is one of the leading labor relations’ lawyers in the country. He’s recognized year after year by Best Lawyers, and the law firm he founded consistently receives top marks from U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. But what is most important to Michael is maintaining the firm’s unique non-competitive environment while serving the absolute best interest of their clients.

Across the many industries he serves, Michael has focused his practice on labor relations and employment law, combining a talent for developing long-term strategies to achieve clients’ goals with a commitment to respond to clients’ immediate needs within 24 hours.

He counsels clients on:

  • Traditional Labor Law and Labor Relations
  • Municipal Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Affirmative Action
  • Wage and Hour Law

Michael also:

  • Negotiates more than 50 collective bargaining agreements each year
  • Handles more than 20 arbitration hearings each year
  • Has many significant client relationships that are more than 30 years old
  • Represents many national companies as well as many of St. Louis’ premier companies and institutions of all sizes


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D.

Tulane University, B.S.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri

Outside the Office

With favorite quotes like “Gotta hunch, bet a bunch” and “If you don’t bet, you don’t get,” Michael is no stranger to taking risks. As one of the breeders of Kentucky Oaks Champion Summerly and other top thoroughbred racehorses, his dream career (outside of working at Lowenbaum Law, of course) would be to call races at Churchill Downs, Saratoga or Del Mar.

An avid biker and skier, Michael’s dream family vacation is a week of injury-free skiing in Beaver Creek and Vail, Co.