Edward J. Rolwes - Catholic lawyer in Saint Louis MO

Edward J. Rolwes

The Rolwes Law Firm, LLC

Accomplished, experienced, adaptable, hard-working, Missouri and Illinois attorney with extensive experience in criminal, civil, commercial, construction, and class-action litigation in Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts, including cases in the following areas of law: criminal Law, felony drug possession, felony DUI, domestic abuse, violent felonies, personal injury, legal ethics/bar complaint defense, real estate law, construction law, and professional liability defense, including:

 Lead criminal defense counsel in felony drug possession, assault battery do you I am a domestic abuse cases, primarily in St. Louis County, Franklin County and Jefferson County Missouri;

 Corporate general counsel for large residential construction firm related to both transaction and litigation matters;

 Defense of professionals, product manufactures and commercial developers in CGL, LPL, APL, MPL and EPL liability suits, both through direct-engagement and as ‘panel counsel’ for major liability insurance carriers; Lead trial counsel in both state and federal court;

 Missouri and Illinois (ARDC and OCDC) licensure compliance and discipline defense counsel (Lead trial and dispute resolution counsel);

 Prosecution of commercial banking claims and commercial loan related litigation; Lead Illinois trial and dispute resolution counsel.;

 Defense of state-law based consumer fraud litigation vs. major corporate retailer (lead Missouri trial and dispute resolution counsel);

 Prosecution of commercial litigation claims (nation-wide) on behalf of commercial equipment leasing firm;

 Lead Missouri plaintiff’s trial counsel in multi-state consumer class action vs. Fortune 100 corporate firm;

 Plaintiff’s counsel on behalf of St. Louis area residential construction developer in multiple litigation matters, including successful prosecution in E. Dist. Mo. of ‘high six-figure’ Federal Court copyright suit (Lead trial, mediation and dispute resolution counsel);

 Securities fraud ‘aiding and abetting’ defense counsel on behalf of Illinois licensed professionals;

 SEC enforcement defense counsel on behalf of Missouri-based accounting professionals;

 Missouri and Illinois Insurance broker liability claims defense counsel; and

 Insurance coverage litigation attorney and corporate-client consultant.

Attorney Skills: Mr. Rolwes has:

 Regularly worked as part of a team of professionals to develop optimal case strategy and achieve well-documented superior results on behalf of both individual clients and both large and small institutional clients, with a particular focus and representation of commercial and residential construction firm, including successful verdicts, favorable settlements, summary judgments, suit dismissals and favorable orders and opinions on appeal;

 On behalf of institutional clients, vetted, retained and supervised non-firm litigation and tax law attorneys across multiple states related to client matters;

 Tried, arbitrated and mediated complex cases in St. Louis and Chicago-area state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as other surrounding jurisdictions;

 Negotiated, drafted and finalized settlement agreements (both simple and complex) and transaction-related documents, on behalf of clients (both individuals and institutional), in numerous areas of the law, including dispute resolution agreements involving wide-array of commercial contract (construction, real estate, banking related, etc.) and tort claims (products, malpractice, professional liability, employment liability, insurance coverage related, etc.);

 Performed risk assessment activities as it relates to the policies and procedures of construction industry client firms to ensure compliance with applicable standards of conduct; provided compliance reporting as requested, and other related compliance activities;

 Consulted and aligned with senior leaders of client-firms to proactively support and provide compliance expertise relative to internal compliance initiatives on specific projects, including hands-on assistance with compliance activities arising out of internal audits, active oversight investigations and regulatory disciplinary proceedings;

 Negotiated, drafted and finalized wide gamut of corporate, banking, finance, employment, commercial buy/sell, real estate, lease, license, franchise, construction, dispute resolution, litigation, mediation and arbitration related contracts on behalf of corporate banking and professional licensed firms and their ownership groups; and

 Authored dozens of trial court briefs, numerous appellate briefs and nearly two-dozen published law related articles.


Missouri, United States Active
Licensed for 24 Years 8 Months
since Jun 1999
Illinois, United States Active
Licensed for 38 Years 3 Months
since Nov 1985

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The Rolwes Law Firm, LLC

529 N Holmes Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63122

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