Edwin C. Ernst, IV
Employment Law & Civil Litigation
Eddie Ernst has been practicing employment law and general civil litigation for over 12 years in St. Louis, St. Charles, and Illinois. He has represented businesses and employees in a wide range of employment and business disputes, including high-stakes non-compete, trade secret, discrimination and sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, and family and medical leave cases.
Eddie regularly negotiates executive and other employment agreements, non-competes, and severance packages on behalf of companies and individuals. He also prepares and reviews employee handbooks and other HR policies, as well as provides HR training, including sexual harassment and anti-retaliation training.
Eddie, a respected legal writer, has appellate experience in significant commercial and other disputes, including in the Missouri Supreme Court, Missouri Court of Appeals, and the Eighth Circuit.
Eddie was selected by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Employment Law in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Eddie was born and raised in St. Louis, graduating from MICDS in 1994. He earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of Texas. He resides in Des Peres with his wife and four children.
Eddie is active in the St. Louis tennis community and his church, St. Paul’s Lutheran.
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