Bob Bedell

Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice:

Bob focuses his practice on education law, labor and employment law, and litigation. With extensive experience as in house counsel for the Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled and legal counsel for the Office of Special Education for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Bob helps clients with special education issues including compliance, Individualized Education Program (IEP), child and due process complaints, and parental and advocate concerns. Bob also served as a hearing officer at DESE for teacher discipline proceedings.

Prior to his special education work at DESE, Bob worked as chief legal counsel of the Hearings Unit at the Missouri Department of Social Services and Deputy Director of the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. Additionally, Bob served for several years as a Special Assistant Attorney General defending the state’s Second Injury Fund.

Throughout his experience, Bob has litigated in various forums, including administrative tribunals, circuit courts, and courts of appeal.


  • Adelphi University, B.A.
  • St. Louis University School of Law, J.D.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association


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