David J. Wasserman
David J. Wasserman is Sedey Harper Westhoff’s newest associate. Growing up in a family with two deaf parents, one of whom experienced workplace disability discrimination, David knew from an early age that he wanted to fight for employment rights. He is a 2019 graduate of St. Louis University’s School of Law, where he quickly became passionate about the rights of workers.
In law school, David served as President of the Employment Law Association and the Managing Editor of the ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law. He also served as an extern at the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, where he investigated and made determinations on Complaints of Discrimination and Retaliation. David’s commitment to employee rights culminated in him receiving an employment law certificate from the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law.
David received extensive oral and written advocacy training during law school. He earned the Best Brief award in both Moot Court I and II cases. He also received the Judge Robert G. Dowd, Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award. Finally, he was a member of the National Moot Court Team.
Before law school, David interned at Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, which provides free legal help for low-income people, and Lewis Rice, a large regional law firm.
B.A, Rockhurst University, summa cum laude
J.D., St. Louis University
Awards & Activities
- President, Employment Law Association, St. Louis University School of Law Chapter
- Managing Editor, American Bar Association Journal of Labor and Employment Law
- Board Member of the Year, American Bar Association Journal of Labor and Employment Law, 2019
- Excellence in Journals Award, American Bar Association Journal of Labor and Employment Law, 2019
- Teaching Fellow for “Introduction to Legal Studies” class, St. Louis University School of Law
- Academic Excellence Award for achievements in “Judges and Judging” Seminar Class, St. Louis University School of Law
- Member, St. Louis National Employment Lawyers Association
- Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis