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2726 S. Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis MO 63144

Kevin J. Dolley, Managing Principal

Kevin J. Dolley is Managing Principal of the Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley, LLC. Possessing extensive experience in labor and employment law and litigation, Mr. Dolley has served as counsel in thousands of lawsuits, trials, appeals, mediations, administrative hearings and arbitrations that have touched upon almost every legal aspect of the employment relationship.

His areas of practice include wage and hour class litigation, individual and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), overtime and minimum wage claims, employment law, discrimination and retaliation claims, labor disputes, whistleblower and False Claims Act (qui tam) actions, professional licensing defense, administrative law, drafting, consulting and legal enforcement actions related to employment contracts, non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, health care law and business litigation.

Success in complex employment matters has made Mr. Dolley a go-to attorney in state and federal courts nationwide. He has capably handled large-scale and high-stakes litigation. He has achieved numerous successful results in, for example, wage and hour class and collective actions often involving hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of employees. Mr. Dolley commits to litigating each case to conclusion and dedicating the efforts necessary to vindicate his clients.

Sample of Notable Cases

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)

Daugherty v. City of Maryland Heights, 231 S.W.3d 814 (Mo. banc 2007) (successful argument regarding the former "contributing factor" standard under the Missouri Human Rights Act before the Missouri Supreme Court)

Fraternal Order of Police v. City of Jennings, Case No. 08SL-CC00518 (St. Louis County Circuit Court, Judge Vincent, 2008) (first court order in Missouri establishing the constitutional right of police officers to collective bargaining)

C.L.D. v. Boyd, 4:08-CV-00788-CAS (Judge Shaw, Eastern District of Missouri) (obtained well-publicized jury trial defense verdict involving St. Louis City police officer accused of serious allegations of physical assault on a minor; AHC license revocation subsequently reversed with no discipline)

Endless Care Home Health Services, Inc. v. Department of Social Services, Mo Healthnet Division, Case No. 11-1874SP (award of $115,000.00 in Missouri Medicaid repayment based upon successful defense of healthcare administrator against allegations of fraud)

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)

Ballard v. Siwak, 521 S.W.3d 296, 298 (Mo. Ct. App. 2017); Abbott v. Bolton, 500 S.W.3d 228 (Mo. Ct. App. 2016); White v. R.L. Persons Construction, Inc., 503 S.W.3d 339 (Mo. Ct. App. 2016); Grellner v. Foremost Signature Ins. Co., 291 S.W.3d 351 (Mo. Ct. App. 2009); In re James, 101 S.W.3d 318 (Mo. Ct. App. 2003); Cheatham v. Cheatham, 101 S.W.3d 305 (Mo. Ct. App. 2003) (on brief); Steiniger v. Director of Revenue, 115 S.W.3d 852 (Mo. Ct. App. 2003) (on brief)

Honors and Recognitions

Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Largest Jury Verdicts (2006)

Pro Bono Excellence Award, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (2015)


Missouri Sources of Proof, Fifth Edition, Chapter 11 – Discovering Evidence for Trial Through Requests for Admission (Mo. Bar October 2014)

Administrative Waiver of the Untimeliness Defense in Title VII Cases Concerning Federal Employees: A Proposed Analysis, 46 St. Louis L. J. 477 (2002)

Lectures and Presentations

Advanced Trial Tactics, National Business Institute, Sept. 2015

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, National Business Institute, Seminar, June 2011

Medicare Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation, National Business Institute, St. Louis, Missouri, February 2011

Government Liability Claims for Auto Accidents, National Business Institute, Nationwide Telephone Seminar, September 2010

Professional Associations and Activities

TAANA (organization dedicated to the legal representation of nurses)

National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Legal Defense Plan Counsel (Sedgwick)

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)

E.D. Mo. Pro Bono Panel Attorney and Limited Scope Neutral

USA&M Advanced Mediator Training (2013 & 2014)

St. Louis University School of Law Mediator Training (2012)

Bar Admissions

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 for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. District Court District of Kansas

U.S. District Court District of Colorado

Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals


St. Louis University School of Law, J.D. (2002)

Certificate in Employment Law

Staff Editor, St. Louis University Law Journal

Stonehill College, B.A. (1999)

Focus Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Wage and Hour
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Collective and Class Action
  • Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Professional Licensing
  • Administrative Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Employment Contracts
  • Business Litigation
  • False Claims Act (Qui Tam)


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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