Edwin C. Ernst, IV

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Chesterfield, MO

Sowers Ernst, LLC
 | 13321 N Outer 40 Road, Suite 600
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-690-3407
Fax: 314-448-4300
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (60%)
Attorney Profile

A founding member of Sowers Ernst, Edwin C. Ernst, IV, focuses his practice primarily on labor and employment law. From the firm's office in St. Louis, he provides representation to both companies and employees throughout Missouri as well as in parts of Illinois. Admitted to practice before all Missouri and Illinois state courts, Mr. Ernst is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

The types of employment lawsuits that Mr. Ernst has handled, both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, have included allegations of discrimination prohibited by various statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, wage and hour disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and other acts of retaliation, and Family and Medical Leave Act claims. He has also worked on cases involving trade secret misappropriation, and he has prepared and reviewed employment contracts, executive compensation and severance packages, and noncompete agreements. In his role as counsel to employers, Mr. Ernst has provided human resources training on sexual harassment, and he has assisted in the drafting of employee manuals and handbooks.

In addition to his employment practice, Mr. Ernst has experience in litigation involving other types of commercial disputes, including land use and zoning. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he was a member of the men's varsity tennis team before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1998. His legal education was obtained at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment & Labor (60%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

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About Edwin Ernst, IV

Admitted: 2005, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.sowersernst.com/edwin-c-ernst-iv


  • Rising Star, Kansas Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • Rising Star, Missouri Super Lawyers, 2014-2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • St. Paul’s Lutheran

Educational Background:

  • Swarthmore College, B.A., 1998
  • MICDS, 1994

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
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Office Location for Edwin C. Ernst, IV

13321 N Outer 40 Road
Suite 600
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Phone: 314-690-3407

Fax: 314-448-4300

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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