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Burton D. Garland, Jr.

Attorney at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Saint Louis, Missouri
Burton is a Shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak &Stewart, P.C. His practice includes union avoidance counseling and campaigns, elections, objections to elections, R-Case strategy and litigation, collective bargaining, strikes and injunctions, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board. His employment practice includes litigating employment discrimination matters under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, the Federal False Claims Act, and the various state counterparts to these federal laws as well as advising clients on employment-related matters and drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks.

Mr. Garland has handled dozens of union avoidance campaigns from pre-filing counseling and advice to post-election litigation. Mr. Garland also negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of both individual employers and employer associations.

About Me

What professional recognitions do you have?
Super Lawyers (2015, 2014, 2013 and 2010) and Super Lawyers Rising Star (2008, 2009),Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
What topics have you lectured or presented on?
Practical and Effective Strategies That Limit Employee Absenteeism, Workplace Investigations in Missouri,Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act Under the New Regulations and many others.


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Association Position
Missouri Chamber of Commerce Member
Jewish Federation of St. Louis Board Member
MS Society Corporate Achiever Member
Southeast Missouri (SEMO) SHRM Member
Cape Area Personnel Association; Cape Girardeau, Missouri Member
AAIM Management Association, St. Louis Member
Human Resource Management Association (“HRMA”) St. Louis (Program Committee 2005 through 2014) Member
Southern Illinois Bar Association Member
American Bar Association, Tax Section and Business Law Section Member
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Labor and Employment Law Section 2007-08) Chair
Congregation Temple Israel (Pro Bono Legal Counsel) Board Member
Jewish Family & Children Services (Pro Bono Legal Counsel) Board Member


School Degree Graduation Year
St. Louis University M.B.A. 1995
St. Louis University School of Law – St. Louis J.D. 1995
University of Arizona B.S.B.A. 1992

Contact Information

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

7700 Bonhomme Ave Ste 650
Saint Louis, MO 63105