Abbey S. Widick
Areas of Practice:
Abbey Widick focuses her practice on education and labor and employment law. Abbey assists school districts through complex challenges associated with special education compliance, including Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Section 504 meetings, Title IX compliance, student and staff First Amendment rights, student discipline issues and teacher termination hearings.
Abbey’s passion for education law was ignited while volunteering at Fortress Youth Development Center, an after-school program dedicated to helping elementary school children strengthen their academic and social-emotional skills. After mentoring and tutoring the same group of students for four years, she received Fortress’s Volunteer of the Year Award. This passion for education was strengthened when Abbey served as Student Body President at Texas Christian University and then as the President of the Graduate and Professional Council at Washington University in St. Louis.
The daughter of two small-business owners, Abbey is dedicated to counseling and defending business owners in Missouri and Kansas. She focuses her employment law practice on claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII Employment Discrimination, and the Missouri Human Rights Act.
Abbey graduated cum laude from Washington University School of Law. While at Washington University, she received the Dean’s Leadership Award for her university-wide leadership, the Dean’s Service Award for her dedication to pro bono clients, and an Academic Excellence Award for graduating in the top 15 percent of her class.
Outside of work, Abbey enjoys baking desserts to build upon her childhood accomplishment of winning a blue ribbon in the Missouri State Fair.
- Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2022, Cum Laude
- President of the Graduate and Professional Council
- Primary Editor of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
- Texas Christian University, B.S., 2019, Summa Cum Laude
- Student Body President
Bar & Court Admissions
- Missouri Bar
- Kansas Bar
- Eastern District of Missouri
- Western District of Missouri
- Missouri Bar Association
- Kansas Bar Association
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association