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About Sheldon

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

Bar Admissions:

U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit                          
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S, District Court – Eastern District of Miami 
U.S. District Court – Arizona
U.S. Tax Court
United States Supreme Court

• Washington University School of Law, Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Order of the Coif, 1957
University of Arizona, B.A. Education, 1954

Professional Associations and Memberships:

• Missouri Bar
• Arizona Bar
• Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
• Labor Law Committee
• Past Chair of Employee Benefits Committee for the American Bar Association
• National Employment Lawyers Association
• ERISA Committee o co-chair National Employment Lawyers Association – St. Louis
• American Health Lawyers Association
• Pro Bono Director of National Legal Resources for the Patient Advocate Foundation