Tom Schlafly has practiced in a number of areas since 1977. Since 1989 he has been President of The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc., which brews Schlafly Beer and is now the largest American-owned brewery in St. Louis. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Legg Mason Partners Equity Funds and of Citizens National Bank of Greater St. Louis. He is the past Chairman of the Small Business Administration Regulatory Fairness Board for Region VII, which includes Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.
Schlafly is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Public Library, having been appointed and re-appointed by four different Mayors of the City, starting in 1984. He is also a Trustee of the St. Louis Art Museum and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater St. Louis Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Downtown St. Louis Partnership and the Georgetown University Board of Regents.
In 1986 Schlafly received The John Carroll Award from the Georgetown University Alumni Association. In 2000, he received The Distinguished Alumnus Award from St. Louis Priory School.
Tom Schlafly is a regular commentator on St. Louis Public Radio. He is also a chief lyricist for The Courthouse Steps, a troupe of singing lawyers who perform political parodies.