Mary Beth Ortbals

Of Counsel



  • Missouri


J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, cum laude, 1968
B.S., Saint Louis University, cum laude, 1964


With a long and diverse career in employment law, Mary Beth Ortbals has represented employers in matters before federal and state courts, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.

She advises employers on human resource issues and develops and drafts employment policies, particularly for religious and health care organizations. Additionally, Mary Beth has substantial experience helping employers develop union avoidance strategies in union organizing campaigns.

Mary Beth’s career has included teaching torts and legal research and writing at Saint Louis University School of Law. She was associate director of development at Maryville University and served as an administrative judge for the EEOC.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Volunteer Lawyers Program

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, 2006-2023

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