Jeff Brooks is a licensed attorney with extensive state government experience. He began his career in Jefferson City serving as Chief of Staff to the former Speaker of the Missouri House, the Honorable Ronald Richard. Prior to joining the Gamble & Schlemeier team, Jeff most recently was a partner in the St. Louis-based law firm of Armstrong Teasdale, handling a broad range of issues for the firm’s Government Relations clients. Such issues included public finance, labor, health care, municipal and local government matters. Jeff’s government experience also includes serving as District Counsel to former U.S. Senator James M. Talent, where he helped develop and implement the Senator’s federal and state policy initiatives. Jeff’s legal practice of over 10 years specialized in securities and corporate matters, with a focus on private equity financings. Jeff received his J.D. in 1994 from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, and his Masters of Laws, LL.M. degree from the University of London in 1996. There his studies focused on international banking and financial law. In 1990, Jeff earned a B.S. degree from Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri, concentrating on business communications and political science. Jeff lives in St. Louis County with his wife, Julie, and their three sons, Jack, Matt and Ben.