Matthew Banocy focuses his practice on the representation and counsel of employers in labor and employment law claims.

With a goal of avoiding litigation whenever possible, Matt is adept at providing preventive advice and counsel to his clients to help them ensure that their employment practices and policies remain compliant with the myriad of constantly evolving national and state specific employment laws. When litigation is unavoidable, Matt represents employers in a broad range of claims, appearing before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. In addition to being a Missouri Rule 17 Certified Mediator, Matt has also obtained favorable settlements on behalf of his clients at mediation.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained favorable bench trial verdict in favor of City, in action filed by former Chief of Police alleging his removal from office was in violation of his constitutional rights.
  • Successfully represented employers at arbitration proceedings initiated by former employees alleging wrongful discharge in violation of parties’ collective bargaining agreement.
  • Represented various employers in litigation against claims alleging discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal and state statutes.
  • Advised high-ranking City officials on how to respond to media inquiries during pending employment discrimination lawsuits against the city.

Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch - Labor and Employment Law - Management and
    Litigation - Labor and Employment (2021 - 2022)
  • "Missouri Rising Stars," Super Lawyers Magazine (2018-20)