Stephen P. Niemira is a third-generation lawyer, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who blazed a trail of high-level skill and devoted service to others in the pursuit of justice.
At OnderLaw, Stephen uses his passion, skills and experience to advocate for those whose lives have been impacted by corporate misdeeds and negligence.
Fluent in Spanish, Stephen is a committed ally to the Spanish-speaking members of our community, and other typically under-represented minorities, helping them pursue their rights and privileges under our American system of justice.
Stephen spent nearly a decade and a half working at a large St. Louis law firm where he was an equity shareholder, focusing on complex litigation matters in state and federal courts. He was elected to law firm leadership positions including the firm Management Committee and Practice Group Leader for Business Litigation.
Stephen also spent over 13 years living and working in the Amazon region of Bolivia, where he served as diocesan administrator and program coordinator for the Apostolic Vicariate of Pando. There he developed and executed programs that provided access to education and health care for marginalized and remote populations, and he was a key fundraising figure for those programs among donors in Europe and the United States.
Stephen earned his undergraduate degree and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Following law school, he served two years as Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul J. Simon of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District.
Stephen is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. He holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for both professional competence and ethics.