Melanie Gurley Keeney practices in the areas of Employment, Immigration, and Education law. She represents institutions of higher education, corporations and individuals in immigration law matters, including obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and handling employer sanctions issues, I-9 compliance, E-Verify issues, consular processing and naturalization. She frequently speaks on immigration, labor and education issues. Melanie has been listed in St. Louis Magazine’s “St. Louis’ Best Lawyers” and “The Best Lawyers in America,” from 1997 to present, and in “Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers,” 2005-2010 editions as a top lawyer and has been listed as one of the top 50 female lawyers in Missouri and Kansas and in Kansas City Magazine as one of the “Top Missouri Lawyers.”
Melanie also represents public and private employers regarding employment discrimination charges and lawsuits, wage-hour compliance, disability issues, constitutional matters, and student issues, and provides preventive employment law services, including supervisor training programs and employment compliance audits. Melanie handles discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, Section 1983, the MHRA, sexual harassment, and other federal and state employment claims.
Melanie is a founding Shareholder of the Firm and serves on the Firm’s Management Committee.