A Civil Rights Law Firm in St. Louis
“In the struggle for justice, the only reward is the opportunity to be in the struggle.” – Frederick Douglass
One of the strongest bonds a lawyer can draw on is the very reason for everyone being in court in the first place — to right a wrong.
We represent employees in claims for employment discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, compensation, and reasonable accommodation issues.
We have handled every aspect of school law and special education. We exclusively represent either parents or organizations serving children or adults with disabilities and including these areas as well.
Civil Rights Law
Our firm is dedicated to opposing all types of discrimination in educational settings and protecting our client’s rights to free speech, liberty, due process, and equal protection of the laws.
People have a pretty good sense of whether they have been treated right or wrong. People have a sense in their stomach, they know it and they should call us. They should do something and we will help them.
THOMAS E. KENNEDY III
Thomas E. Kennedy III has built a career fighting injustice and advocating for the rights of the marginalized. His commitment to improving systems that serve the poor and disabled is proven by his zealous advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities, foster children, and minorities in the workplace.
SARAH JANE HUNT
Sarah Jane Hunt has experience representing plaintiffs in civil rights, employment and special education disputes. She also has extensive experience representing individuals in collective and class actions relating to unpaid wages and overtime under both the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws.
Our Firm: Staff Videos
Watch and listen to Tom Kennedy, Sarah Jane Hunt, and Althea Respess talk about what motivates them in their work and their dedication to our firm.
Thomas has brought calmness back into our life. We will forever be thankful for his expertise & helping us advocate and be a voice for my grandson.
"Overly impressed me on his experience on Special Education Law, Civil Rights, & most important AUTISM."
"Tom and his associate Sarah are great lawyers. They kept me informed on every detail regarding my case, and would never make any decisions without my consent. They are great lawyers!"
Latest News & Posts
Over in Los Angeles, the Department of Justice has secured a $31.25 million settlement with City National Bank over allegations the bank redlined - or refused to underwrite mortgages - in predominately Black and Latinx neighborhoods. This is the largest redlining...
The science of doing the most good, for the most amount of people is the reason our founder – Thomas E. Kennedy III – pursued a career in law more than 50 years ago. Now, commonly known as effective altruism, it’s the idea of valuing all lives equally and seeking out...
St. Louis is one of the most segregated American cities, symbolized by the “Delmar Divide” that widely separates white and Black neighborhoods. And Black St. Louisians live at a poverty rate over three times higher than whites. The effects of redlining, racial deed...
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