Ferne P. Wolf, founding partner of Sowers & Wolf Attorneys at Law, LLC
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • Texas Bar
  • United States District Court Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
Awards & Recognition
  • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • ICON Award, Missouri Lawyers Media, 2019
  • Missouri Lawyers Media recognition as member of "The POWER List for Employment Law" in 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as Top Plaintiff’s Lawyer 2018
  • Honoree, 37th Annual Bill of Rights Celebration, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer of the Year 2009
  • "Ethical Issues in Discovery," The Hon. Richard B. Teilelman Memorial Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, June 2022
  • "Civil Litigation Discovery: Navigating Document Production Issues," Law Library Association of St. Louis, October 2019
  • "Title VII Training at Southeastern Oklahoma State University", under Settlement Agreement with U.S. Dep't of Justice, December 2017
  • "Implicit Bias and ADEA," EEOC (St. Louis) Technical Assistance Program, September 2017
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • University of Illinois, B.A. Cum Laude, Departmental Distinction, James Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa
Professional and Civic Engagement
  • Region X Attorney Disciplinary Committee, Member
  • Missouri Bar, Labor & Employment Committee, past Chair
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Council, past Chair; Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, past Chair
  • National Employment Lawyers Association of St. Louis, past President
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Amicus Committee
  • Volunteer Coach, Fleet Feet Running Program

Ferne P. Wolf


Ferne has been practicing employment law for more than forty years, from her time at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission through her work in private practice. She has chaired the Labor & Employment Law Committee and Section Council in both Missouri and Illinois and volunteers for both bars as a speaker on many employment-related topics.