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Lance Witcher • Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins • SLouis, Missouri

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Ogletree Deakins
7700 Bonhomme Ave, Suite 650
SLouis, Missouri 63105
phone (314) 802-3935
fax  (314) 802-3936


Mr. Witcher has practiced in the areas of labor and employment law since 1996. He concentrates his practice primarily in litigation of employment related commercial disputes as well as employer counseling. He has represented employers in a wide range of litigation matters in both state and federal court, and before arbitrators, administrative law judges and other tribunals in disputes involving alleged discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin and the FMLA, sexual and racial harassment, retaliation (including workers? compensation and whistleblower retaliation), employment contract disputes and other employment related claims.

Mr. Witcher has successfully defended numerous employers in actions before the National Labor Relations Board, including representation petitions and unfair labor practice charges. In addition, he has successfully defended numerous enforcement actions brought by MSHA and OSHA, including 110(c) actions, citations issued for fatalities and discrimination claims.

Mr. Witcher was named a ?Super Lawyer? by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2005-2007 magazine as the top five percent of attorneys chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics of Super Lawyers. Mr. Witcher is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.


  • College: B.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1993
  • Law School: J.D., Washington University, 1996, Managing Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly

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U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
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