Three Associates Join Armstrong Teasdale’s Litigation Practice Group
Armstrong Teasdale announces the additions of the following litigators to its St. Louis office: Bradley M. Bakker, Nicolas P. Cejas and Tod Stephens.
Bradley M. Bakker
Brad Bakker is an experienced employment and labor litigator whose clients include public and private companies as well as educational institutions. He defends employers in state and federal courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other administrative bodies. With a heavy emphasis on the intersection of technology, law and the workplace, Brad litigates complex employment matters related to e-discovery and file preservation.
Brad earned his J.D., cum laude,from New York University School of Law, and B.A., summa cum laude, from Saint Louis University. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas, Tennessee and numerous federal courts across the country.
Nicolas P. Cejas
Nick Cejas focuses on medical malpractice matters. He represents health care providers including hospitals, nursing homes, doctors and nurses in medical negligence actions before state and federal courts and state regulatory boards. The majority of these cases involve birth trauma, failure to diagnose or treat serious personal injury, or wrongful death.
Nick earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law and his B.S., summa cum laude, at Saint Louis University. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.
Tod Stephens represents businesses involved in corporate disputes and lawsuits. He also helps companies, institutions and individuals resolve security clearance issues. Drawing upon his diverse background, he leads businesses through complex litigation and negotiations by focusing on effective strategies and efficient outcomes.
Prior to entering business and law schools, Tod fought in Iraq for three years as a United States Army infantry officer, earning the Bronze Star for Valor, the Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Combat Action Badge and several other commendations. Tod led American and Iraqi soldiers in direct ground combat on a near-daily basis, and he advised Iraqi Army generals and other leaders on operational and professional matters.
Tod earned his B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point, his M.B.A. from Olin Business School at Washington University and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in both Missouri and Illinois.