Sheldon Weinhaus is a litigation attorney officing in St. Louis and a proponent of participant rights under ERISA. He received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and graduated Order of the Coif in 1957. Sheldon was recognized by President Bill Clinton as a litigator protecting employee benefit plan participants, and served on President Clinton’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry, which drafted and proposed the Patient Bill of Rights.
Sheldon has been practicing law for 50- plus years in both federal and state trial and appellate courts, and since the enactment of ERISA has often litigated issues concerning the rights of patients to insurance coverage of life-saving and expensive cutting-edge medical techniques and issues involving long term disability and pensions.He successfully obtained a unanimous decision from the U.S. Supreme Court which recognized important ERISA rights (Geissal v. Moore Medical Corp). Sheldon has served as class counsel in several ERISA class action claims.
Area of Practice:
Employee Benefits Litigation including Class Actions