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2726 S. Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis MO 63144

Attorney Kevin J. Dolley, Managing Principal

Kevin J. Dolley is managing principal of the Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, LLC. He primarily represents businesses and employees in labor and employment law matters in state and federal courts nationwide. His practice has continued to achieve six figure and million dollar jury verdicts, court judgments and settlements on behalf of clients. Companies and executives have sought Mr. Dolley's counsel in litigation and best-practices instruction and Mr. Dolley has successfully defended high risk and bet-the-business litigation.

Mr. Dolley's practice experience is extensive and includes representation of clients in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions and wage and hour class litigation, overtime and minimum wage, employment discrimination, labor law, labor-management relations, whistleblower and False Claims Act (qui tam), professional licensing defense, administrative law, employment contracts, breach of contract disputes, non-compete and restrictive covenant disputes, construction law, white-collar criminal defense, complex civil and personal injury litigation, Worker's Compensation, and business litigation. Mr. Dolley's established labor-relations practice involves successful representation of clients before labor Boards and Commissions.

Brief Sampling of Notable Cases/Awards/Achievements

Mr. Dolley's accomplishments include successful arguments before the Missouri Supreme Court in Daugherty v. City of Maryland Heights. He obtained the first court order in Missouri establishing the constitutional right of police officers to collective bargaining. FOP v. City of Jennings. Missouri Lawyer's Weekly noted Mr. Dolley in the Largest Jury Verdicts for 2006.

Mr. Dolley notably obtained a publicized defense verdict in a jury trial involving a St. Louis City police officer accused under federal Section 1983 of serious allegations of physical assault on a minor. C.L.D. v. Boyd, 4:08-CV-00788-CAS (Judge Shaw, Eastern District of Missouri).

Grellner v. Manning, ($5,000,000.00 jury award, Franklin County, Judge Eckelkamp, December 2006); Ryan v. Rademacher, ($600,000.00 jury award, St. Louis County, Judge Cohen, March 2005); Dyer v. Chandler, ($125,000.00 jury award, Osage County, Judge Eckelkamp, June 2005); Carron v. City of Brentwood, ($140,000.00 total award, retaliation, Eastern District of Missouri, Judge Hamilton, January 2004); Grellner v. Foremost Signature Ins. Co., 291 S.W.3d 351 (Mo. App. 2009) (reversing trial court granting of motion to dismiss); In re James, 101 S.W.3d 318 (Mo.App. E.D. 2003); Cheatham v. Cheatham, 101 S.W.3d 305 (Mo.App. E.D. 2003) (on brief); Steiniger v. Director of Revenue, 115 S.W.3d 852 (Mo.App. E.D. 2003)(on brief).

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
  • National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Legal Defense Plan Counsel (Sedgwick)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • TAANA (organization dedicated to the legal representation of nurses)


Mr. Dolley obtained his J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law with a Certificate in Employment Law. Mr. Dolley was an accomplished law journal staff editor while in law school and recognized through published articles, including Administrative Waiver of the Untimeliness Defense in Title VII Cases Concerning Federal Employees: A Proposed Analysis , 46 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 477 (2002). Mr. Dolley received his B.A. degree from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.


Mr. Dolley is a frequent speaker and lecturer. His employment law success has resulted in him being a recognized speaker both locally and nationally at seminars, CLE programs on topics such as successful litigation defense, employment law, Medicare/Medicaid and health care law, municipal law, Missouri law, government liability and complex personal injury strategies.

  • Missouri Employment Litigation, The Missouri Bar CLE, June 22, 2012 (St. Louis, Missouri)
  • Trends in Recent Case Law, National Business Institute, May 23, 2012
  • Handling the Police Liability Claim, National Business Institute, Seminar, May 2010
  • Controversial Police Liability Issues, NBI, Nationwide Seminar, June 2011
  • Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation, NBI, St. Louis, Missouri, February 2011
  • Government Liability Claims for Auto Accidents, National Business Institute, Nationwide Telephone Seminar, September 2010

State Bar & Licenses

  • State of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Certified Mediator – State of Missouri (Accepting Only Labor and Employment Law Disputes)

Community Involvement

  • Webster Groves Baseball/Softball League


Kevin J. Dolley
Attorney At Law
Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, LLC
2726 S. Brentwood Blvd.
St. Louis MO 63144
Office: 314.645.4100
Fax: 314.736.6216

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The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley represents clients in labor law, employment law and employment discrimination matters throughout the State of Missouri, including St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Boone County, Jefferson County, Lincoln County, Jackson County, Phelps County, Franklin County, Ste. Genevieve, St. Clair and the Cities of St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Charles, O'Fallon, Lake St. Louis, Hillsboro, Troy, Clayton, Rolla, Columbia, Jefferson City, Kirksville, Farmington, Cuba, Augusta, Union, Maryland Heights, Cape Girardeau and Springfield.

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