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Contessa A. Brundridge

St. Louis

P 314-827-3944 F 314-827-3940


Contessa A. Brundridge


Contessa A. Brundridge is an associate in the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management in labor and employment matters before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators while also providing preventive advice and counseling.

Contessa has experience representing employers with respect to labor-management relations matters and best practices while also successfully representing clients in discharge grievance arbitration, contract interpretation disputes, unfair labor practice charges, contract negotiations and union organizing campaigns for both private and public sector employers. She has represented clients before labor arbitrators, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Board, and the Food and Drug Administration.

Contessa also represents clients in all phases of litigation, including jury and bench trials, dispositive motions, discovery, pre-trial strategy, and client counseling and best practices. Her experience includes investigating allegations of employee and managerial misconduct and representing clients in cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under various civil rights laws, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Missouri Human Rights Act and Illinois Human Rights Act, among others, as well as wage-and-hour collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. She regularly provides workplace training and day-to-day advice and counsel on all aspects of employment law issues for clients.

Contessa also served as the managing editor of the Journal of Dispute Resolution and was a member of numerous advocacy competition teams, during law school, including the National Trial Competition team and the ABA Labor & Employment Competition team. She was also awarded several honors for her scholastic achievement as well as her achievement in litigation and trial advocacy.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Ones to Watch: Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2021-present)
  • Missouri Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2017-2018, 2020)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Women’s Law Association of St. Louis

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Missouri High School Mock Trial, Volunteer Attorney Coach for Francis Howell North High School
  • SEED Success, Board Member

Published Works

  • The Core Right – Section 7 of the NLRA, in Labor Law Landscape (Rafael Gely ed., 2021 Edition) [author]