Gerald P. "Gerry" Greiman Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gerald P. "Gerry" Greiman with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Greiman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Greiman, a partner at Spencer Fane LLP, has garnered a laudable reputation as an attorney whose area of expertise specifically lies in resolving business disputes, trust and estate disputes and various other forms of complex civil litigation. He has won numerous cases before federal and state courts across the country, including before the Supreme Court of the United States, and boasts extensive experience handling cases both at the trial and appellate levels, as well as those in alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Greiman joined the firm in 2001, and has served as a member of the Executive Committee and the Co-Chair of the Litigation Practice Group. Spencer Fane LLP is notably a full-service law firm whose roots trace to the late 1880s. Headquartered in Missouri, the firm now has 19 offices spanning across 12 states.
Celebrating 45 years in the field, Mr. Greiman first clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Saint Louis between 1975 and 1977. He was then hired by Edward Greensfelder Jr. PC in Washington, D.C., where he gained experience as an associate attorney, and ultimately partnered with Mr. Greensfelder to form Greensfelder & Greiman, PC in 1978. Mr. Greiman returned to St. Louis in 1986 and joined Green, Hoffmann and Dankenbring, which evolved into Dankenbring, Greiman, Osterholt, P.C., with that firm merging with Spencer Fane LLP. Proud to be involved in a career which has enabled him to make an impact, one of his most noteworthy cases involved winning a First Amendment case before the Supreme Court of the United States, City of Ladue v. Gilleo. The 1994 case challenged the legality of a city ordinance restricting the placement of signs in the yards of residents of Ladue, Missouri.
Over the past 35 years, Mr. Greiman has become a well-known figure in his community as well. His positions have included: Board Chair, Jewish Federation of St. Louis; Board Member, Legislative/Political Committee Chair and PAC Treasurer, Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri; and Treasurer, Good Government for Missouri PAC. Other past positions include: Vice Chair, Jewish Federation of St. Louis; President, St. Louis Jewish Community Relations Council; Vice Chair and Task Force Co-Chair, Jewish Council for Public Affairs; Chair, University City Civil Service Board; Chair, Missouri Commission on Human Rights; Chair, Missouri State Parks Advisory Board; Chair, Missouri Deferred Compensation Commission; Board Member, Missouri Coalition for the Environment; Chair, University City TIF Commission; Member, University City Industrial Development Authority; and District of Columbia Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner.
An alumnus of Washington University in St. Louis, Mr. Greiman received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1971 and a J.D. degree from the law school in 1975, ranking first in his class. While in law school, he wrote for the law review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He has since been admitted to practice in Missouri and the District of Columbia. Named to Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers every year between 2005 and 2019 and to Best Lawyers in America every year since 2011, Mr. Greiman is also a celebrated Marquis listee who has been included in the fifth and ninth editions of Who's Who in American Law.
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