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Erin P. Seele

Practice Areas

Municipal Law

Land Use and Zoning

Utility and Franchise Law 

Governmental Litigation

Environmental Law

Employment Law

Bar Admissions




J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia, cum laude, 2010 

M.P.A. Missouri State University, 2007

B.S. Missouri State University, summa cum laude, 2005

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Erin P. Seele is a principal attorney with Cunningham, Vogel & Rost, P.C. She represents the firm’s clients in general municipal law matters, land use and zoning, public utility issues, employment law, environmental law, and governmental litigation, among other areas of municipal practice. Erin serves as the City Attorney for multiple cities in St. Louis County, Missouri. Erin also serves as the coordinator for the Municipal Officials Training Academy, as a board member of the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association and the Missouri Municipal League, and as counsel for the St. Louis-Jefferson Waste Management District.

Erin received her B.S. degree, summa cum laude, and her Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. As a graduate student, Erin worked within the Missouri Local Government Program, in conjunction with the Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association, administering educational conferences and certifications for Missouri city clerks. Erin received her M.P.A. with an emphasis on local government management and interned with the City Administrator of the City of Maryland Heights working on projections of the
City’s general fund and creating an economic development website.

Erin received her J.D. degree with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia, having received numerous awards, including the Order of Barristers, the 2008 Shughart Thomson & Kilroy Best 2L Oral Advocate, and the Fred L. Howard Prize for Excellence in the advancement of advocacy. Erin also served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Missouri Environmental Law & Policy Review and Judging Director for the Board of Advocates.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar

  • The Illinois Bar

  • Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association​ - Board Member, Vice President

  • Missouri Municipal League - Board Member

  • Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association

Selected Lectures and Presentations

  • City Clerks 101, with G. Dohrman, Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association New Clerks Institute, 2024

  • Missouri Business Licenses, Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers - Eastern Division, November Luncheon, 2023

  • The Sunshine Law, Missouri Municipal League Elected Officials Training Conference, May 2023, 2020

  • Navigating Amendment 3: On State Marijuana Law Change, with J. Bond, Municipal Officials Training Academy, January 2023 & St. Louis Area City/County Management Association, February 2023

  • Sunshine Law: You're a Public Governmental Body? Strike Two..., Municipal Officials Training Academy, October 2022

  • Ethics: The Many Ways to Get in Trouble, Missouri Municipal League Annual Conference, September 2022

  • Rights-of-Way: Tools & Times for Effective Management, with J. Bond, Missouri Municipal League Annual Conference, September 2021

  • Rights-of-Way: Tools & Times for Effective Management, with J. Bond, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association Summer Seminar, July 2021

  • High Time to Know about Medical Marijuana Zoning Issues, with J. Harmon, Municipal Officials Training Academy, September 2019

  • Missouri Sunshine Law: A Refresher, Missouri Municipal League Annual Conference, September 2019

  • How to Handle Small Wireless Facilities in Light of HB 1991: A Crash Course in Practical Application., with J. Bond, Municipal Training Academy, April 2019

  • Public Works Contracts, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2018

  • Wireless Facilities in the Rights-of-Way: Changing Laws, Technologies, and Trends, with D. Vogel, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2017

  • All You Need to Know about the Board of Adjustment, with M. Eveker, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2016

  • Selected Best Practices for Municipal Attorneys, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2013-2015

  • Planning and Zoning and Board of Adjustment Training (Meramec Regional Planning Commission at the Centre of Rolla), Jan. 2015 

  • 50 Ways to Stay out of Trouble: Ethics and Mandates for Public Officials, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2014

  • Sunshine Law: Understanding the Nuances and Developing Best Practices, Municipal Officials Training Academy, 2013

  • A City Clerk’s Life: Surviving after the End of the Mayan Calendar, Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers, 2013 Spring Institute

  • Intergovernmental Conflicts: Zoning Disputes and Beyond, Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association, 2012 Summer Seminar

  • An Olympic Day in the Life of a City Clerk, Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association, 2012 Spring Institute

  • Code Enforcement, Local Government Law Committee, MoBar, panelist, 2012

  • Another Day in the Life of a City Clerk, Missouri City Clerks and Finance Officers Association, 2011 Spring Institute

Articles and Publications

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