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
SPRINGFIELD, IL. - Kennedy Hunt P.C. is thrilled to announce a jury trial win in a years-long Fair Housing Act case the firm filed in 2016. On July 26, a federal jury rendered a verdict for $293,000 in damages against the City of Springfield to victims of the City’s...
A new white paper from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) offers new suggestions for creating better access to justice and the legal system for vulnerable people. The white paper – titled “Justice Through the Lens of the Next Generation” – was authored...
Title IX – the landmark civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in public schools – turns 50 this summer. And there is much to celebrate with this monumental anniversary of Title IX. Though the law is widely tied to sports, gender equality in athletics was...
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