Eugene Schmittgens Jr

Rouse Frets

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Rouse Frets


Gene Schmittgens represents clients in environmental law issues including compliance, enforcement, including administrative litigation, insurance, permitting, transportation requirements and transactional issues arising out of the sale of real estate and businesses. He is a frequent lecturer and author on a wide variety of environmental issues. Mr. Schmittgens is a current member and past chair of the Illinois State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section Council, as well as the past Chair of the Association’s Business Advice Section Council. He has been active in a number of other environmental law committees of various bar associations and civic groups, including as a current Chair of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields sub-committee of the Section of Environment, Energy and Resources of the American Bar Association and Chair of the Environmental Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University of Law where he teaches a course on Environmental Due Diligence.


             St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
                1982, Juris Doctorate

            University of Missouri-St. Louis
                2014, MS (Political Science)

             MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois
                1979, Bachelor of Science (Political Science, with honors; Sociology)

 LICENSES:          State of Missouri

                           Federal District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

                           Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

                           State of Illinois

                           Federal District Court, Central District of Illinois

                           United States Supreme Court


Missouri Bar Association
Member, Environmental Law Committee                        

  • Illinois State Bar Association                                      
  • Member, Environmental Law Section Council
  •   (Chair 2006 -2007)
  •   (Vice Chair 2005 – 2006)
  •   (Secretary 2004 – 2005)                                                          
  • Member, Business Advice Section Council
  •   (Chair 2015-2016)
  •   (Vice Chair 2014-2015)
  •   (Secretary 2013-2014)                                       
  • American Bar Association
  •   Member, Section on Natural Resources,
  •   Member, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Subcommittee    

    (Chair, 2016 - Present) 
    (Vice Chair - Programs 2013 – 2016)

    Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis                                      
  •   Member, Environmental Law Committee
  •     (Chair, 1997 – 2000; 2009 - 2011, 2016-2017)
  •     (Chair, Young Lawyers’ Section Environmental Law Committee, 1991 – 1993)
  • Regional Chamber and Growth Association
  • (Chair, Environmental Law Section Council, 2001)


            Mailing Address:      Rouse Frets
                                          PO Box 7147
                                          Chesterfield, MO 63006

`           Direct Dial:             913.396.0677




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