Stephanie E. Karr
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PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW

LAW PRACTICE

Stephanie concentrates her practice in local government law and real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie spent almost nine years with the County Counselor’s Office in St. Charles County, serving as one of two attorneys working during the County’s transition from a three-member Commission form of government to a Council/Executive Structure under the County’s new Charter. 


Stephanie has briefed and argued several cases before the Missouri Court of Appeals - Eastern District, the Missouri Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


  • City Attorney, City of Calverton Park, Missouri (2015 - present)
  • City Prosecutor, City of Ferguson, Missouri (2011 - present)
  • Special Counsel, City of Brentwood, Missouri (2007 - present)
  • General Counsel, Municipal Parks Grant Commission (2005 - present)
  • City Attorney, City of Ferguson, Missouri (2004 – present)
  • City Attorney, City of Edmundson, Missouri (2004 – present)
  • City Prosecutor, City of Hazelwood, Missouri (2004 - present)
  • City Attorney, City of Bellerive Acres, Missouri (2002 – present)
  • City Prosecutor, City of Bel-Nor, Missouri (2001 – present)
  • Special Counsel, Jefferson County, Missouri (2006 - 2010)
  • City Attorney, City of New Melle, Missouri (2003 - 2013)
  • City Prosecutor and Attorney, City of Pasadena Hills, Missouri (2001 - 2011)
  • Assistant County Counselor, St. Charles County (1991 – 2000)


BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Missouri (1991)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Missouri Bar
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
  • Missouri Municipal Attorney's Association
  • Municipal Attorneys' Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

PRACTICE AREAS

EDUCATION

  • J.D., St. Louis University School of Law, 1991
  • B.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1988

COMMUNITY/CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

Stephanie has presented seminars as a lecturer for the Missouri Municipal League, the St. Louis County Municipal League, the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, the Legal Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the local chapter of the American Planning Association. 
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