Winston CalvertOf Counsel
Winston Calvert's clients range from elected officials and publicly-traded companies to individuals, small churches, and non-profits. Calvert operates his own strategic communications firm while also serving Of Counsel to Summers Compton.
Before joining Summers Compton, Calvert served a term as City Counselor of the City of St. Louis. There, Calvert served as the lead attorney in the lawsuit that brought marriage equality to the State of Missouri, the lawsuit establishing the authority of a municipality to establish its own minimum wage, and the lawsuit defending the public's right to provide input when the before building a professional sports stadium. He also played critical roles in a complete overhaul of the city's laws regulating businesses, cutting taxes on micro-businesses, the City's response to the Ferguson protests, creation of the Civilian Oversight Board, retaining the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, reforming municipal courts, and bringing Uber and other transportation networks to the St. Louis region.
Before public office, Calvert was an attorney at Armstrong Teasdale LLP, a large firm based in St. Louis. His clients there included St. Stanislaus Parish, a publicly-traded company in the purchase of an asset valued at $100 billion, one of the world's largest law firms in a $250 million legal malpractice claim, and a bi-partisan group of elected officials in the first marriage equality case to reach the Missouri Supreme Court.
- Southern Illinois University Carbondale, B.M. 2002
- Washington University School of Law, J.D. 2005
- Eastern District of Missouri
- Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Professional Associations & Memberships
- The Missouri Bar
Awards & Recognition
- Missouri Lawyers Weekly: Law Firm Leader of the Year, for leadership of City Counselor's Office
- Missouri Lawyers Weekly: Legal Champion of the Year, for representation of St. Stanislaus
- Super Lawyers: Rising Star
- St. Louis Magazine: Generation Now