Robert A. Useted, Partner (Retired)

Robert A. Useted, Partner (Retired)

Robert Useted represents school districts on a wide array of issues, including: student discipline; special education; residency; church/state issues; Office for Civil Rights complaints; compliance with the Safe Schools Act, Privacy Act and other federal and state statutes; advice on policies; and the free speech, press, associational and religious rights of students, teachers and personnel.

Mr. Useted’s commercial litigation practice in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels includes contracts, securities, negligence, attorney malpractice defense, defense of class actions, insurance coverage, trademark and unfair competition.

Mr. Useted’s employment law practice is generally restricted to representing management in employment litigation and counseling, including defense of employment discrimination and other employee claims; client counseling regarding personnel policies and their implementation; and workplace investigations.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Employment Law
  • Education Law


  • Duke University, J.D.
  • Southeast Missouri State University, B.A., summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

Professional Associations, Memberships & Honors

  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section)

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • CLE Presentations on School Law

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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