Jason S. Retter


Jason is a litigator, representing individuals, corporations, and public entities in a wide variety of civil matters.  Jason’s practice is substantially focused on the defense of civil rights cases, employment discrimination cases, and municipal liability cases.  Jason has significant experience managing all aspects of litigation, from initial filings through trial and appeal.

Jason has handled dozens of civil rights cases and employment discrimination cases, and he has successfully tried a number of such cases before juries in federal and state courts.  He has also argued on behalf of his clients before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Missouri Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining King, Krehbiel & Hellmich, LLC, Jason was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri.  At the Attorney General’s Office, Jason was a member of the Litigation Division in St. Louis, where he defended the State of Missouri, state agencies, and state officials in defense of civil lawsuits, including for employment discrimination (e.g., MHRA, Title VII, and ADA), constitutional rights claims (e.g Section 1983), wrongful death claims, and other tort actions.

While in law school, Jason was a member of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy and a member of the law school’s Public Service Advisory Board.  Jason and his wife live in Kirkwood, Missouri, and they both enjoy traveling, photography, and a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and backpacking.


Washington University in St. Louis
Juris Doctor, 2007

University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Philosophy, 1998

Primary Practice Areas

Civil Rights Defense, Employment Discrimination Defense, Municipal Law, General Civil Litigation, Appellate Litigation

Court Admissions & Professional Affiliations

United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri; Supreme Court of Missouri

The Missouri Bar; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis