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Meet Our Legal Specialists

Sam Gladney

Of Counsel

Sam Gladney, Of Counsel - Stranch, Jennings & Garvey, PLLC

Phone

314-669-0976

Location

Peabody Plaza
701 Market Street
Suite 1510
St. Louis, MO 63101

Sam Gladney

Of Counsel

St. Louis native Sam Gladney joined Stranch, Jennings & Garvey (SJ&G) in 2023. He concentrates his practice on labor law, employee benefits, nonprofit formation and compliance, and regulatory affairs. Mr. Gladney chose law as his profession because of his passion for public service and desire to help clients successfully navigate difficult circumstances.

Mr. Gladney earned his J.D. in 2016 from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a bachelor’s degree in applied science. Following his graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for eight years, with two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During those deployments, he managed micro-grants to support Iraqi businesses southeast of Baghdad and led a platoon in Mosul. He was awarded the Bronze Star after his second deployment.

Mr. Gladney serves as the vice chair of the Bi-State Development Agency Board of Directors. He also serves on the Places for People Board of Directors. He previously served as chair of the Employee Benefits Section for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Practice Areas

  • Labor Law
  • Employee Benefits 
  • Nonprofit Formation and Compliance 
  • Regulatory Affairs 

Education

  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 2016)
  • United States Military Academy at West Point (Bachelor of Applied Science, 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

Experience

  • Practiced before the National Labor Relations Board and Federal District Courts in both Missouri and Kansas.
  • Served as counsel for numerous employee benefit funds during mergers.
  • Successfully arbitrated on behalf of newspaper carriers for substantial backpay from their parent organization for contractual violations.
  • Successfully litigated a ballot access case that led to the removal of an unqualified candidate from the ballot. 

Professional Honors & Activities

Awards

  • Up & Coming Lawyers — Missouri Lawyers Media (2023)
  • Bronze Star, U.S. Army 

Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar

Community Involvement

  • Appointed by Gov. Mike Parson (Missouri) in 2020 as the vice chair of the Bi-State Development Agency Board of Directors
  • Serves on the Places for People Board of Directors
  • Served as the president of the West Point Society of Greater St. Louis from 2016-2020
  • Member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • Mentor for transitioning service members with American Corporate Partners

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J. Gerard Stranch IV

J. Gerard Stranch IV

James G. Stranch III

James G. Stranch III

R. Jan Jennings

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Hon. John (Jack) Garvey

Hon. John (Jack) Garvey

Michael G. Stewart

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