Sarah E. (Shay) Tomlinson is a litigation associate with the firm. Shay concentrates her practice on business and real estate litigation, contracts, and employment matters. She also has experience with restructuring, bankruptcy, and government compliance.

Shay earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. Following graduation, Shay served as a judicial law clerk in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and served as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a contributing author to the ABI Journal and The Wyoming Lawyer.

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  • Education
    • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D. 2018)
      • Concentrations in Taxation and Business Transactional Law
      • Academic Excellence Award for Bankruptcy
    • Fayetteville State University (B.S., 2015)
  • Bar Admissions
    • Wyoming, 2018
    • Missouri, 2020
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
    • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • The Missouri Bar
  • Awards & Recognition
    • American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2020 Class of 40 Under 40


  • Speaking Engagements
    • Speaker, Mental Health and the Legal Profession, ABI Mid-Atlantic Program, August 2022
    • Speaker, Mid-Level/Mid-Career Decisions, ABI Mid-Level Professional Development Program, November 2021
    • Speaker, Preventing Disasters When Bankruptcy Meets Domestic Law, Missouri Solo and Small Firm Conference, June 2021
    • Speaker, Ethics Goes to the Movies, Northern Division Bench and Bar, June 2019
    • Speaker, The Servicemember Debtor, Female Bankruptcy Attorneys Brown Bag Lunch, April 2019