ATTORNEY ROBERT SAULS
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Bachelor of Arts
International Business – William Jewell College
Employment Law, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Judge Advocate Staff Officer Course (JASOC), United States Air Force
Commissioned Officer Training (COT), United States Air Force
Summer Language Immersion Program, Instituto Universario de Sevilla
MO House Committees:
MO Veterans’ Commission
Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
Robert Sauls, the firm’s newest Associate, is a seasoned attorney who adds dimension to our labor, civil and criminal law trial teams. Robert’s vast experience includes serving as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office and with the United States Air Force as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate General, representing individuals from all U.S. Armed Forces branches in criminal, civil, and administrative proceedings.
Robert Sauls was born, raised, and educated in Independence, Missouri. Robert is a 1998 graduate of William Chrisman High School and a 2002 graduate of William Jewell College with a B.A. in International Business.
He previously served as an attorney for the Juvenile Officer ñ Family Court, State of Missouri’s Public Defender’s Office, and Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Robert was elected State Representative for the 21st District (D) in Missouri in 2018. He enjoys music, travel, spending time with his family, coaching his son’s sports teams, and the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.
Why is your job rewarding?
My mom was a single mother who worked tirelessly to put food on the table. She was a non-union factory worker who worked just as hard as her male coworkers for 2/3 of their pay. When I was younger, she taught me to always use my voice to stand up for those who didn’t have a voice. Not everyone is either able or willing to speak up for themselves. That mindset was the initial motivation behind my decision to become a lawyer and state representative. Speaking up for people and representing their interests is something I very much enjoy.
What is your most prized accomplishment?
I have had many titles over the years. I have been a lieutenant and captain in the Armed Forces. I have been a commissioner and state representative. I have been an assistant prosecuting attorney and assistant staff judge advocate in the United States Air Force, but my favorite title has been dad. Being a loving father to my son is my favorite and most prized accomplishment.
Why is labor law and workers’ compensation so important to you?
I am a third-generation union member. My father was a member of the UAW, my grandfather was a member of the UAW. I was a member of IAFF Local 42. I have seen firsthand what union membership can do for working class families and I believe the strength of the middleclass begins with strong union representation for workers.
Do you have a favorite quote?
I have a lot of favorite quotes but one that really stuck with me when I decided to run for office was:
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”