Steve Jeffery has over 35 years of experience in environmental law and environmental litigation matters. He is recognized in ChambersUSA®, Best Lawyers in America® and Missouri/Kansas Superlawyers.® He was named by Best Lawyers in America® as the 2023 St. Louis "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation-Environmental and the 2014 St. Louis "Lawyer of the Year" for Environmental Law. In 2022 and 2023, Missouri Lawyers Weekly® included Steve on the "Power List" for Environmental and Energy Law Attorneys in Missouri.
Steve's practice includes litigation, regulatory compliance and transactional matters, as well as representation before State and Federal regulatory agencies. He has argued several environmental cases before the Missouri Supreme Court and all three Missouri Courts of Appeal. Also, he is a frequent speaker on environmental topics.
From 1987 to 1993, Steve served as the General Counsel for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, where he was responsible for legal review of policy, enforcement, legislative and regulatory issues. At DNR, Steve was involved in several major matters including the cleanup of the Times Beach Superfund site, the development of the 200-mile KATY Trail State Park, and the development of Missouri’s Title V air operating permit program.
From 1981 to 1987, Steve served on active duty with the U. S. Navy. In 1984 - 1985, he served as a Special Assistant U. S. Attorney in the Southern District of Texas. He retired from the Navy Reserve at the rank of Commander in 2004 with 23 years of service.
Steve received his BSPA, MPA, and JD from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
Bruce Morrison is Of Counsel and practices in the areas of environmental law and litigation. Bruce is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and Missouri/Kansas Superlawyers®. He was named the Best Lawyers' 2012 St. Louis Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of the Year." In 2022 and 2023, Missouri Lawyers Weekly® included Bruce on the "Power List" for Environmental and Energy Law Attorneys in Missouri.
From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Morrison served as chair of the Small Business Committee for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Environmental and Conservation Law Committee. From 1995 to 2006, he served as chair of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee. From 2003 to 2006, he served as the EPA Region 7 representative on the National Compliance Advisory Panel.
Bruce's practice focuses on environmental law and litigation as well as on business matters and litigation. His current clients include small and mid-sized businesses, municipalities, and individuals. He provides legal advice on a wide variety of environmental topics including release reporting, evaluating the environmental aspects of commercial and industrial real estate purchases, representing PRPs at Superfund sites, and handling other environmental and enforcement matters.
Bruce has a BSIM from Purdue University and a JD from Washington University.
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The Best Lawyers in America® has named Steve Jeffery as the 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation - Environmental in St. Louis.