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Stephanie Karr

Stephanie E. Karr

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Ethics, integrity, hard work and caring are the cornerstones of CHGO.

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Law Practice

Stephanie concentrates her practice in local government law and real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie spent almost nine years with the County Counselor’s Office in St. Charles County, serving as one of two attorneys working during the County’s transition from a three-member Commission form of government to a Council/Executive Structure under the County’s new Charter.

Stephanie has briefed and argued several cases before the Missouri Court of Appeals – Eastern District, the Missouri Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

  • City Attorney, City of Calverton Park, Missouri (2015 – present)
  • Special Counsel, City of Brentwood, Missouri (2007 – present)
  • General Counsel, Municipal Parks Grant Commission (2005 – present)
  • City Attorney, City of Edmundson, Missouri (2004 – present)
  • City Prosecutor, City of Hazelwood, Missouri (2004 – present)
  • City Attorney, City of Bellerive Acres, Missouri (2002 – present)
  • City Prosecutor, City of Bel-Nor, Missouri (2001 – 2018)
  • Special Counsel, Jefferson County, Missouri (2006 – 2010)
  • City Attorney, City of New Melle, Missouri (2003 – 2013)
  • City Prosecutor and Attorney, City of Pasadena Hills, Missouri (2001 – 2011)
  • Assistant County Counselor, St. Charles County (1991 – 2000)
  • City Attorney, City of Bel-Nor (2016-present)
  • City Attorney, City of Ferguson (2004-2016)
  • City Prosecutor, City of Creve Coeur (2018-present)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri (1991)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA)
  • Missouri Municipal Attorney’s Association
  • Municipal Attorneys’ Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

  • J.D., Washington University School of Law, 1985 (Order of the Coif)
  • B.A., University of Dallas, summa cum laude, 1982
  • Kirkwood High School 1978

  • Citizen Forum, Kirkwood Police Chief Selection (2017)
  • Committee for Kirkwood Fire & EMS (2015)
  • Councilman for the City of Kirkwood (1994-1998)
  • Kirkwood Planning and Zoning Commission (1987-1993)
  • Committee for Propositions 1 and 2: Kirkwood Schools Bond Issue (2010)
  • Kirkwood/Des Peres Freedom Festival Fundraising Co-Chair (2005–2007)
  • Kirkwood Fire Accreditation Oversight Committee (2006)
  • Kirkwood Park Board (2002 – 2003)
  • Chairman of Building Committee for Kirkwood United Methodist Church (1990 – 1998)
  • Treasurer, Parents Association for Instrumental Music (AIM) (2001 – 2004)
  • Co-Chair, Kirkwood R-7 School District KWEST Facilities Study Committee (2002)

March 25, 2019