Carl J. Lumley
Principal, President

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PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

LAW PRACTICE

Carl's practice includes representation of local government; energy, telecommunications and video service providers; business transactions; construction; employment matters; estate planning; probate, trust and estate administration; real estate; litigation; and alternative dispute resolution.

  • City Attorney, City of Creve Coeur (2003 - present)

Carl offers presentations on legal topics including:

  • Developments in Local Government Finance Law
  • Human Resources: Making the Best Decisions
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Ethics and Local Government
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Risk Management for Builders
  • Pretrial Detention Reforms
  • Municipal Compliance with Senate Bill 5

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri (1985)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

In addition to the Courts listed above, Carl practices before state and federal agencies including the Missouri Public Service Commission.


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association
  • National Association of Parliamentarians
  • Member of the Legal Officers Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
  • Registered Remodelers Council of St. Louis HBA (1990 – present)
  • Kirkwood Rotary Member (1993 – present)(Officer 2001 – 2006, including President)
  • Midwest Association for Competitive Communications (MACC) (2008 – present)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Missouri Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Best Lawyers in America; Communications Law
  • Best Lawyers in America; Energy Law
  • St. Louis Best Lawyer "Lawyer of the Year" 2017, Energy Law

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1985 (Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., University of Dallas, summa cum laude, 1982
  • Kirkwood High School 1978

COMMUNITY/CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

  • Citizen Forum, Kirkwood Police Chief Selection (2017)
  • Committee for Kirkwood Fire & EMS (2015)
  • Councilman for the City of Kirkwood (1994-1998)
  • Kirkwood Planning and Zoning Commission (1987-1993)
  • Committee for Propositions 1 and 2: Kirkwood Schools Bond Issue (2010)
  • Kirkwood/Des Peres Freedom Festival Fundraising Co-Chair (2005–2007)
  • Kirkwood Fire Accreditation Oversight Committee (2006)
  • Kirkwood Park Board (2002 – 2003)
  • Chairman of Building Committee for Kirkwood United Methodist Church (1990 – 1998)
  • Treasurer, Parents Association for Instrumental Music (AIM) (2001 – 2004)
  • Co-Chair, Kirkwood R-7 School District KWEST Facilities Study Committee (2002)

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