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Jeffrey A. Herman


“ERISA is complex and can be difficult to understand. I work to bring those complexities together into a simple, persuasive argument that will best serve the client’s interests.”


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit 


J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 2010, health law certificate magna cum laude, Order of the Woolsack

M.A., University of Missouri, political science, 2007

B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, political science, 2005


With extensive experience in employee benefits law, Jeff Herman helps business clients shape, implement and defend their plans. His experience in Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) law gives him a deep understanding of how to navigate complex benefits laws, as well as all aspects of litigation and appeals.

Previously, Jeff spent several years representing clients who were seeking benefits under ERISA, giving him a perspective that encompasses the legal considerations from both the employee and employer viewpoints. His thorough approach draws on his knowledge of the complex facets of ERISA law.

Jeff writes frequently on employee benefits and health law topics for publications including the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law. Previous to his law firm experience, he was a health policy fellow for the Missouri Foundation for Health and a volunteer attorney and legal intern for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Employee Benefits Section, chair-elect

Community/Civic Activities

  • Young Professionals Board for St. Louis Area Foodbank, member

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Mel Friedman Fellow in Real Estate Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Academic Excellence Awards in Administrative Law, Evidence, Health Care Law, Property and Real Estate Transactions

News & Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • "Mo Money, Mo Problems: Lessons from Fee Litigation and Best Practices"
    Worldwide Employee Benefits Network – St. Louis Chapter, September 19, 2018
  • Continuing Education Seminar Series: Governmental Plans, St. Louis, Missouri, October 25, 2017
  • Co-speaker, “ERISA Law In Your Non-ERISA Practice”
    The Missouri Bar, 2015 Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 12, 2015


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