Erin M. Leach, Associate

Erin M. Leach, Associate

Erin M. Leach assists in representing various clients in civil litigation including employment litigation and general commercial litigation.  Ms. Leach also assists in advising public school districts. 

Ms. Leach provides advice to businesses and employers on a variety of legal topics, including contracts, labor/employment issues, policies and best practices. 

Erin plays volleyball and spends time in the great outdoors when she is not working.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Corporate


  • University of Missouri, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Denver, B.S., B.A., magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Professional Associations, Memberships & Honors

  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Council of School Attorneys
  • Professional Women's Alliance

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • “From Keyboard to Schoolhouse: Student Speech in an Age of Pervasive Technology”, 79 Mo. L. Rev. 205 (Winter 2014)
  • “Transgender Students, the Courts, and OCR,” Missouri School Board Association and Missouri Charter Public School, 2016-2017
  • “Navigating the Law and Undocumented Students,” MSBA, 2017
  • “Wage and Hour Basics” Mastering FLSA Compliance,” 2018
  • "Easy I-9 and Immigration Compliance Methods that Protect Your Employer,” 2018
  • “#1st Amendment #march for ______# fill in the blank: School Speech in a Time of Protest,” MSBA, 2018
  • Layout and Design Editor, Missouri Law Review, 2013-14

Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP assists clients with Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Education Law, Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, Estate and Tax Planning, Real Estate Law and Professional Liability Defense in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis and St. Charles Counties and throughout Missouri and Central and Southern Illinois.

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