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David M. Heimos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Attorney at Law
230 South Bemiston Avenue, Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-862-3333
Fax: 314-862-0605
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2015, 2017 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

Attorney David M. Heimos is a solo practitioner in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Heimos serves clients throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area in employment law matters. He is highly knowledgeable in matters of discrimination cases, including those involving age, race and sex discrimination as well as harassment and whistleblower actions. He also has experience with cases involving the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Mr. Heimos has spoken and written on employment law topics for various groups and organizations. His legal accomplishments have led to recognition such as being named one of the “10 best” employment law attorneys in Missouri by the American Institute of Legal Counsel and receiving a volunteer lawyer award by Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Passionate about being active in Missouri based professional organizations, Mr. Heimos belongs to and participates in many institutions. He is a member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, The Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association.

Mr. Heimos earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri, graduating with honors. He went on to earn his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law.

In addition to appearing before the state courts in Missouri and Illinois, Mr. Heimos is licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employee, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2015, 2017 - 2021

About David M. Heimos

First Admitted: 1982

Professional Webpage:


  • Rev. Anne Scharon v. St. Luke's Episcopal Presbyterian Hospitals, 929 F. 2d 360 (8th Cir. 1991)
  • Schubert v. Bethesda Health Group, Inc., 319 F. Supp. 2nd 963 (E.D. Mo. 2004)
  • Treiber v. Lindbergh School District, 199 F. Supp. 949 (E.D.Mo. 2002)
  • Schultz v. McDonnell Douglas Corp., 105 F. 3d 1258 (8th Cir. 1997)
  • Gevers Heating & Air Conditioning Co. v. R. Webbe Corp., 885 S.W. 2d 771 (Mo. App. E.D. 1994)
  • Dailey v. Park Place Airport Parking, L.L.C., 2000 WL 641203 (E.D. Mo. 2000)
  • Fischer vs. Brancato, 147 S. W. 3d 794 (Mo. App. 2004) and 174 S. W. 3d 82 (Mo. App. 2005)
  • Burgess v. A.M. Multigraphics, a Div. of A.M. International, Inc., 989 F. Supp. 1012 (E.D. Mo. 1997)
  • Brown v. McDonnell Douglas Corp., 113 F. 3d 139 (8th Cir. 1997)
  • Welch v. Liberty Machine Works, Inc., 23 F. 3d 1403 (8th Cir. 1994)
  • Bresnahan v. May Department Stores Co., 726 S.W. 2d 327 (Mo. banc 1987)
  • Farber v. American Family Mutual Insurance Co., 46 F.Supp.3d 903 (E.D. Mo. 2014)
  • Disbennett v. General Motors Corp., 79 F. Supp. 1093 (E.D. Mo. 1999)
  • Anderson v. Dillard's, Inc., 109 F. Supp. 2d 1116 (E.D. Mo. 2000)
  • Heintzelman v. Runyon, 120 F. 3d 143 (8th Cir. 1997)

Educational Background

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, B.S., with Honors  , 1976

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois, 1982
  • The Missouri Bar, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit Bar Committee, Special Representative, 1982
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, St. Louis Chapter, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Missouri, 1982
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Labor and Employment Section, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Has attained a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, the highest rating possible, based on the opinions of peers and members of the judiciary., 2000

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Lawyer Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., 2004


  • Selected as a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer, Law and Politics, 2006
  • Recipient, Volunteer Lawyer Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., 10/08/04
  • Chosen as one of the "10 Best" Employment Law Attorneys in Missouri for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2016
  • Selected to Omicron Delta Epsilon Honorary Fraternity

Representative Clients

  •  Represent employees in work-related matters, with a primary emphasis on age discrimination and a secondary emphasis on disability discrimination., 2020

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Employment Contracts", Speaker, St. Louis Area City/County Management Association, 2021
  • "Employment Law," The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Seminar, St. Louis, Missouri, 6/30/05, Speaker
  • "Employment Discrimination Update in Missouri", National Business Institute Seminar, St. Louis, Missouri, 9/17/03, Speaker
  • "Age Discrimination," 2008 Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education Deskbook on Employment Discrimination, Author
  • "A Discussion on Employment Law," The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Seminar, St. Louis, Missouri, 10/15/13., Speaker
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Office Location for David M. Heimos

230 South Bemiston Avenue
Suite 1200
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-862-3333

Fax: 314-862-0605

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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