We are pleased to announce that Hon. Edward Sweeney is joining our distinguished panel of arbitrators and mediators, based out of St. Louis, Missouri.
Hon. Edward Sweeney has been practicing law for over 44 years. From 1974-1986 he handled a variety of criminal, civil and family law cases in a private practice. Also in 1974, he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives and was reelected in 1976 and 1978. He served as Chair of the Civil and Criminal Justice Committee and Vice-Chair of the Judiciary Committee. In 1976 he was elected by his colleagues to serve as House Majority Whip.
In 1986, Hon. Edward Sweeney joined the Office of the Circuit Attorney of the City of St. Louis, serving as an assistant prosecutor and felony trial team leader for 11 + years. He was the lead attorney in the prosecution of thousands of cases, from capital murder to white collar crimes to DWI. As a team leader, he supervised a team of trial attorneys and investigators in the prosecution of the entire range of felony charges.
We sat down with Judge Sweeney to learn more about who he is outside of the court room.
If he could live anywhere it would be Sausalito, CA. His favorite vacationing spot is Rocky Mountain National Park. If he was not a lawyer, Judge Sweeney thinks he would have become a political consultant. When asked “If you could meet any historical figure, who would you choose and why,” he responded “Abraham Lincoln, so we could compare notes as trial lawyers.”
Judge Sweeney learned to bowl from his grandfather, Dennis “Pop” Sweeney at a young age. His grandfather Pop is in the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the sport, most of all as the founder in 1916 of the Women’s International Bowling Congress (which merged in 2005 with the men’s, youth and bowling proprietors’ organizations into the USBC). “I’m still looking for that first 300 game – Pop was a great teacher, but I wasn’t a very good student,” commented Sweeney.