Ken Chackes Photo 2015 - outside St. Louis, Missouri
Main Telephone: (314) 872-8420
Fax: (314) 872-7017


For more than 30 years Ken Chackes has been representing individuals whose legal rights have been violated. Ken’s current practice is focused on sexual abuse law, employment law, and disability rights.

SEXUAL ABUSE – Ken has represented over 100 individuals who have been sexually abused, mostly as children, by priests, other clergy, or family members.

EMPLOYMENT – He represents employees in a wide variety of workplace disputes involving discrimination and whistleblower protection.

DISABILITY RIGHTS LAW – Ken also represents people with disabilities seeking equal access to education and other services.

MEDIATION – He also serves as a mediator in special education disputes and all types of civil litigation.

Ken graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in 1976. In addition to his private law practice he served as a full-time Assistant Professor at Washington University School of Law from 1984-88, teaching litigation and negotiation skills, and from 1988-92 he was a Staff Attorney and Managing Attorney for Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services, a state-wide disability rights organization.

Areas of Practice:

Sexual Abuse Law
Employment Law
Disability Rights
Workplace Discrimination & Harassment
Retaliation & Whistleblower Protection
Employment Contracts
Severance Negotiations
Special Education Law
Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

State of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit


Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1976
Tulane University, B.A., 1971

Honors & Awards

Equal Justice Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (1993)
Legal Advocate Award, Missouri Association for Social Welfare (1992)

Professional Associations & Memberships

Missouri Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section

Publications & Presentations

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