Vincent D. Reese

Vincent D. Reese

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Mickes O'Toole, LLC
 | 12444 Powerscourt Drive, Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-878-5600
Fax: 314-878-5607
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (40%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Vincent D. Reese is the Managing Partner of Mickes O'Toole, LLC, a "Top 50" Missouri law firm.  Mickes O'Toole is located in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Reese is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois.  He represents and advises a diverse range of private ad public clients in labor and employment matters, restrictive covenants, education law, civil rights issues, commercial litigation and other serious matters.

Along with practicing in Missouri and Illinois state courts, Mr. Reese is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th and Circuits.

Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Reese has gained invaluable experience handling cases before various state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR”), among others. Achieving notable success in his practice, Mr. Reese has been a featured speaker of the EEOC’s annual Technical Assistance Program for several years.  He has also been recognized by the National Black Lawyers Association as a "Top 100 Lawyer."  Mr. Reese has earned top marks from both his clients and peers alike, earning a reputation as one of the region's leading attorneys.

Mr. Reese is a 1991 graduate of Truman State University and a 1999 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.  While in law school, he was the School’s Environmental Moot Court Competition winner and received the Judge Samuel Breckenridge Award and Honor Student Award.  Since 2006, Mr. Reese has served as an Adjunct Professor for Washington University School of Law

Mr. Reese is also very committed to his local community as well, as evidenced by his involvement with various civic and charitable organizations. Recognized for his selfless contributions to those less fortunate, he has received several awards and honors for his pro bono and charitable services.

About Vincent Reese

Admitted: 1999, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Environmental Moot Court Competition Winner, Washington University School of Law, 1998
  • Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services, St. Louis Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2006
  • Judge Samuel Breckenridge Award, Washington University School of Law
  • Focus St. Louis Leadership Class, 2012-2013
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, St. Louis Volunteer Lawyer Program, 2005
  • Honor Student Award, Washington University School of Law, 1998-1999
  • F. William McCalpin Pro Bono Award, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, Developing Labor Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Vice-Chair, Labor & Employment Law Committee, Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Member, Employment Law Committee, Defense Resource Institute (DRI)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce,  2015-present
  • Board President, Catholic Charities Community Services, 2011-2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Lydia’s House, 2010-2016
  • Labor and Employment Counsel, St. Louis Metropolitan Hospital Council, Missouri Hospital Association
  • Board Member, Catholic Charities Community Services, 2000-2016
  • Executive Vice-President, United for Children, 2011-2017
  • Member, St. Louis Volunteer Lawyer Program, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 1997-2016
  • Board Member, United for Children, 2009-2011
  • Member, Board of Directors, Christian Brothers College High School, 2014 – present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Frequent Speaker, EEOC’s Technical Assistance Program
  • Contributing Editor, Developing Labor Law treatise
  • Adjunct Law Professor, Pre-Trial Fundamentals, Washington University School of Law

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • National Black Lawyers - Top 100 Lawyers
  • Small Business Monthly - Top 100 St. Louisans to Know, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Missouri Basic Law Enforcement Academy
  • Truman State University, B.S.

Industry Groups

  • Educational Institutions
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Private Employers
  • Public Employers

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Office Location for Vincent D. Reese

12444 Powerscourt Drive
Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63131

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Last Updated: 12/13/2019

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