Overview

Staci Olvera Schorgl is a member of the Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Missouri. She is responsible for early case evaluation (ECE). At the outset of each employment litigation matter, she identifies and reviews pertinent documents, interviews relevant witnesses, and drafts an ECE report for clients’ cases. In keeping with each client’s litigation philosophy, she partners with the local Littler litigation team and assists in developing and executing strategies for effectively handling litigation.

She has experience in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, including counseling clients, litigation strategy and limiting exposure, supervision of associates, paralegals and support staff, ediscovery production, and serving as first-chair in appellate arguments, trials, and arbitration. Staci's clients have included banking and financial institutions, consumer products manufacturers, transportation companies, residential developers, telecommunications companies, international hotels, and major retailers. 

Staci previously was a partner with an international Am Law 100 law firm in Kansas City, Missouri. Staci was ranked first in her class in law school. She served as administrative editor of the UMKC Law Review, which was recognized in the “Worth Reading-Constitutional Law” section of the National Law Journal.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Missouri Bar Association

Member

Kansas Bar Association

Member

Hispanic National Bar Association

Member

Hispanic Bar Association of Greater Kansas City

Member

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Member

National Association of Professional Business Women

Member, National Moot Court Team

University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law

Recognition

Named, Super Lawyer

Missouri & Kansas

Super Lawyers

2011-2015

Named, Future Star

Commercial, Employment, and Products Liability Litigation

Benchmark Litigation

2010-2015

Named, Up and Coming Class of 2009

Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Recipient, Pro Bono Award of the Year

Member of firm pro bono team

Missouri Bar Association

Recipient, Diversity Merit Scholarship

University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law

Recipient, John L. Sheridan Award for Best Overall Advocate

University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Law

Recipient, Distinguished Scholar’s Award

Competitive full-ride scholarship

University of Central Missouri

News, Analysis & Press

Sacrificing the Fourth Amendment in the Name of Drugs: State v. Damask

66 UMKC L. Rev. Vol. 3

2000

Speaking Engagements

The Road Ahead: Kansas Noncompete Agreements: An Updated Overview

Kansas Bar Association, Overland Park, KS

October 2007

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1999With Distinction
  • B.S., University of Central Missouri, 1996summa cum laude

Bar Admission

Missouri
Kansas

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas