Patricia A. Flood

Patricia A. Flood

Partner since 1992
Location:
Saint Louis, Missouri
Phone:
314-684-8033
Fax:
314-962-2379
Email:

My practice includes civil litigation in contracts, landlord-tenant actions, collections, probate, and domestic relations and traffic. In addition I have practiced before the state appeals court as well as the federal bankruptcy appeals panel. I also routinely practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court as well as in municipal courts and as a mediator in St. Louis County Family Court.

In 1996 I was appointed by the Governor to serve as a Commissioner on the Missouri Ethics Commission. From 1999-2000 I served as Vice-Chair of the Commission. As a Commissioner I received, reviewed, made recommendations and issued findings on complaints alleging violations of the statutes pertaining to campaign finance, lobbyists, candidate conduct and official conduct. Advisory opinions were rendered and recommendations were made to the Governor and General Assembly on the need for legislation with respect to the ethical conduct of public officials. Duties also included acting as presiding officer at hearings regarding the enforcement of the ethics laws.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Collections
  • Contracts
  • Domestic Relations
  • Landlord-Tenant Actions
  • Probate
  • Traffic

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1979

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1979
    • Honors: Member, Winning Team Regional Moot Court Competition
    • Honors: Chair, Moot Court Board
  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Citizenship Through Sports and Law (Contributing Editor), West Publishing, 1995
  • Residential and Commercial Evictions in Missouri, National Business Institute, 1995
  • Residential and Commercial Evictions in Missouri, National Business Institute, 2000
  • Evictions and Landlord/Tenant Law in Missouri, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • St. Louis Bar Foundation Award for Dedicated Service to the Bar and Community Through Outstanding Commitment to Law--Related Education, 1991
  • Women Lawyers' Association President's Award, 1996
  • Women Lawyers' Association Service Award, 1989
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis President's Award For Outstanding Contributions to Law-Related Education for the Benefit of our Community and to the Pride of our Organization, 1992
  • Young Lawyers Section Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Award of Merit, 1991
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis President's Outstanding Service Award, 1999
  • National High School Mock Trial Championship Leadership Award, 2001
  • St. Joseph Academy's Alumnae of the Year Award, 1989
  • Bayless "Bar Association" Award, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member, 1979 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Chair, Law Related Education, 1990 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Chair, Mock Trial Subcommittee
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Lawyers in the Classroom Subcommittee
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Teen Court Program
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, LRE for the Special Learner Subcommittee
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training Project
  • Legal Internship Project, Committee Member
  • Legal Internship Project, UMSL Summer Mock Trial Project, 1990 - 2000
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, President's Advisory Committee on Facilities
  • KMOX Radio, Trivia Show Panelist, 1995 - Present
  • National High School Mock Trial Competition, Member and Officer Board of Directors, 1995 - 2001
  • National High School Mock Trial Competition, Chair, National Board of Directors, 2000
  • National High School Mock Trial Competition, Host Chair National Competition, 1999
  • National High School Mock Trial Competition, Rules and By-Laws Committee, 1995 - 2001
  • National High School Mock Trial Competition, Presiding Judge National Competition, 1991 - Present
  • Women Lawyers Association, President, 1984
  • Women Lawyers Association, Member, 1979 - Present
  • St. Louis County Lawyers Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Lawyers Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Member, 1979 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Member, 1976 - 1979
  • American Bar Association, Full Member, 1979 - Present
  • St. Louis County Family Court, Mediator, 1995 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Member, 1979 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Operation Standby
  • Missouri Bar, Civil Committee
  • Washington University Law School, Judge, Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition, 1990 - Present
  • Washington University Law School, Judge, Environmental Moot Court Competition, 1998 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Law Student Intern, 1978 - 1979
  • Schiff and Van Dillen, Associate, 1979 - 1987
  • Schiff, Van Dillen and Flood, P.C., Partner, 1987 - 1992
  • Missouri Ethics Commission, Vice-Chair, 1999 - 2000
  • Missouri Ethics Commission, Commissioner, 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Three Year Education Initiative, Chair, 2001 - Present
  • Three Year Education Initiative, JD's for ABC's Project
  • Three Year Education Initiative, Kids in Court Project
  • Three Year Education Initiative, Fairy Tales on Trial Project
  • Three Year Education Initiative, Peoples' Law Center Project
  • Three Year Education Initiative, Tomorrows Lawyers
  • Project Angel Tree, Committee Member
  • Ste. Genevieve du Bois, Parishioner, 1965 - Present
  • Ste. Genevieve du Bois, Chair, Parish Council, 2000 - 2002
  • Ste. Genevieve du Bois, Member, Backstoppers, 1999 - Present
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer, 1999 - Present
  • Wilkinson School, Volunteer Reader, Kindergarten Early Reading Project, 2001 - Present
  • St. Louis County Family Court, Truancy Court Volunteer, 2001 - Present