B.A., summa cum laude, 2003
University of Missouri-Columbia,
Order of the Coif
Missouri Law Review
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
Missouri USDC, Western District
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Included in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list, 2010-Present
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2005
Junior League of St. Louis
Kappa Delta Alumna Association
American Saddlebred Horse Association
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Tabitha counsels management in all types of disputes related to human resources law.
As a tenacious researcher and litigator who focuses on the broader strategy of a litigation, Tabitha has successfully represented employers instate and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.
Tabitha has litigated discrimination cases, wage and hour collective and class actions, unfair competition cases, and cases brought under Title VII, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, FLSA, Missouri Minimum Wage Act, and the Missouri Human Rights Act. She also represents carriers in RLA and FRSA litigation.
Among her litigation successes, Tabitha has helped employers secure dismissals of lawsuits alleging violations of the FMLA, Equal Pay Act, Title VII, and the MHRA. In one recent case involving high-value discrimination allegations, she helped uncover employee misconduct that prompted the plaintiff to drop all claims against his former employer.
Outside of litigation, clients turn to Tabitha for her practical assistance on day-to-day personnel issues, reductions in force, and wage and hour classification issues. Tabitha recently spent seven months in-house with a client, serving as the company's HR counsel. From her experience, she keenly understands that time-crunched general counsel and HR professionals need prompt, straightforward answers to their most critical HR questions.
"Missouri Employment Privacy Law";
Media Law Resource Center, 2011-2012
“Right to a Jury Trial for Legal Claims: Does the Equitable Cleanup Doctrine Make Sense in Missouri?”;
70 Mo. L. Rev. 609, 2005
"Worker Misclassifications, Joint Employment, and Other Liabilities Associated with Hiring Third-Party Service Providers";
Ultimate Software HR Conference, Kansas City, October 2015
Co-Presenter, "Dealing with the Challenges of Telecommuting Workers";
TCLE webinar, May 2015
Co-Presenter, "Preventing the Walk-Off: Strategies for Handling Unemployment Appeals";
TC HR Seminar, March 2014
Co-Presenter, "Social Media: Communications From All Directions";
TC HR Seminar, March 2013