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∗ Attorney ∗ Mediator ∗ Arbitrator

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Discrimination cases can be complex and are always time sensitive, so it is essential to speak to an experienced employment discrimination lawyer immediately. Call: 314-561-3241 or submit your case information here.

Lawyer–Mediator Melvin D. Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy has been admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois since 1993.

Mr. Kennedy has represented both employers and employees in employment discrimination cases. For fourteen (14) years he worked as a Senior Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

As an EEOC attorney, Mr. Kennedy litigated employment discrimination lawsuits in federal courts throughout the Midwest. Since 2013, Mr. Kennedy has litigated in both state and federal courts on behalf of employees who were discriminated against by employers or prospective employers.

In addition to being an experienced trial attorney, Mr. Kennedy is also an experienced mediator. Mediation allows the parties to take control of the resolution of their dispute, rather than place the decision in the hands of the Judge or jury.

As an experienced mediator, Mr. Kennedy is available to help you take control of resolving your legal disputes. He has successfully mediated lawsuits filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Missouri Circuit Courts and hundreds charges of discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If you are ready to take control of the resolution of your dispute contact Melvin D. Kennedy.


  • B.S., Truman State University, 1981
  • Master of Public Affairs, University of Missouri – Columbia, 1983 (with honors)
  • J.D., St. Louis University, 1993 (Cum Laude)
  • Washington University School of Law, Civil Mediation Training, 2004
  • Association of Attorney Mediators – St. Louis Chapter mediation (monthly training)
  • ADR Court-Certified Neutrals Seminars: January 2014, 2016 & 2018
  • Association of Attorney Mediators Training – Mastering the Art of Mediation Advocacy, October 2014


  • United States Arbitration & Mediation Assoc. of Attorney-Mediators (St. Louis Chapter)
  • Community Mediation Services of St. Louis
Melvin Kennedy meeting with client at office

Mr. Kennedy is also available to serve as a mediator and to provide assistance in resolving legal disputes between parties to a lawsuit, or between people open to resolving their disputes without involving the court.

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