Ivan Schraeder


Professional Experience

With a practice focused on public sector labor and employment law, Ivan represents clients in Missouri and Illinois. He brings more than 40 years of experience to his role as defense counsel for a number of governmental agencies and as general counsel for the Missouri Public Employers’ Labor Relations Association. He provides collective bargaining and employment law services for a number of local governments throughout Missouri and Illinois and over 50 counties in Missouri.

As the Missouri Director of Labor Relations, Ivan was responsible for all labor relations policies for the state’s executive branch with jurisdiction over 45,000 employees.

Ivan shares his vast experience in public sector labor and employment law as an instructor for the Missouri Bar Association, the Missouri Municipal Attorneys’ Association, and the Missouri School Boards’ Association, in addition to a variety of legal organizations, universities, public sector entities, public employer associations, and police academies in Missouri and Illinois.

Practice Areas

Labor relations
Municipal labor
Commercial litigation
Wage and hour


The University of Tulsa, College of Law, J.D.
Saint Louis University, B.A.


Ivan has authored numerous articles for national and state publications including but not limited to the Missouri Association of Counties’ County Record, the Missouri Municipal League’s MML Review and The Missouri Bar’s Journal of the Missouri Bar.



Bar and Court Admissions

United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
United States District Courts, Illinois
United States District Courts, Missouri