Peter Yelkovac

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University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, Master of Law, 2010
Valparaiso University Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence, Summa Cum Laude, 1994
Indiana State University, Bachelor’s in History, Summa Cum Laude, 1991


Top Rated Lawyers® listed in 2015
Named Inspiring St. Louisan by NAACP in 2015

Bar Licensure

Licensed Attorney, State of Illinois
Licensed Attorney, State of Missouri
The State Bar of Indiana
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
The Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri

Civic Service

Member, National Council, Valparaiso University Law School
Past President, Valparaiso University Law School Alumni Association Board of Directors
Past Member, Board of Adjustment, Creve Coeur Mo
Past Member, City Charter Commission, Creve Coeur, MO
Honorary 2016 Freedom Fund Dinner Co-Chair, St. Louis County Chapter of NAACP


Author, Golden Carrot on Offer: GSP+ Trade Instruments, in Neethimurasu (Sri Lanka Law College).

Regular Columnist, Hot Legal Issues in Education, in the Missouri Journal of School Business Officials.

Editor and Co-Author, Missouri School Law Deskbook and Supplement (Missouri State Bar’s primary treatise on education law)

Co-Author, Sexual Harassment in the Schools, in the St. Louis Bar Journal.

Co-Author, Recruitment, and Retention of School District Legal Counsel, in Selecting and Working with a School Attorney:  A Guide for School Boards.

Author, Homogenizing the Law of Stray Voltage:  An Electrifying Attempt to Corral the Controversy.

– Published in Valparaiso University Law Review.

– Republished in Public Utilities Law Anthology.

– Cited in two opinions by Supreme Court of Iowa and in opinions by courts of appeal of New Jersey and Wisconsin

– Referenced in West’s Encyclopedia of American Law.


  • Delivered more than 200 regional, national, and local presentations on cyberlaw, healthcare law, labor and employment law, and school law.
  • Guest lecturer on school law and special education law to graduate classes at various state universities.