My law practice emphasizes cases involving complex financial issues including high net worths, business valuations, and spousal support. I prepare prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, cohabitation/domestic partnership and surrogacy agreements. I have been recognized as one of the St. Louis area's leading family law attorneys. My practice emphasis is in cases involving complex financial issues including high net worth individuals, business valuations, and maintenance. I am also in demand for the preparation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, cohabitation and domestic partnership agreements for same-sex and opposite sex, unmarried couples, and surrogacy contracts for those considering alternative methods of reproduction. I am certified as a mediator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. I lecture frequently on family law topics, including trials, divorce taxation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, financial aspects of divorce, business valuations, divorce taxation, trial practice, child custody and child support. I have served as an "expert" witness in family law matters including legal malpractice claims and cases involving prenuptial agreements. Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2003-date. Listed in Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers 2005-date. Listed as a "Top Lawyer" in St. Louis Magazine 2003-date. Fellow, American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers. Past President, Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys. Co-Author, Chapter 8, "Family Rights and Responsibilities," for The Missouri Bar Elder Law CLE Deskbook, 2002. Co-Author "Form14 - How to Calculate the Correct Presumed Child Support Amount" St. Louis Bar Journal, 2001 Author, Chapter on Antenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, The Missouri Bar Family Law Continuing Legal Education Deskbook, 1997; Supplement 1999; Cumulative Supplement 2001; Sixth Edition, 2004 and 2009 Supplements and 7th Edition 2012. Staff Attorney for the Missouri Supreme Court, 1981-83 Co-Author, "Maintenance and Spousal Support," St. Louis Bar Journal, 1990 Member, St. Louis University Law School Journal, 1980-81 Former Investigator for the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit (St. Louis County) Bar Committee investigating ethics complaints against attorneys. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.
- Washington University in St. Louis, AB, graduated 1978
- Missouri, The Missouri Bar
- Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association
- American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Fellow
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for:
- Family Law, St. Louis (2020)
- Family Law, St. Louis (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for work in:
- Family Law
- Best Lawyers in America--Family Law
- Kansas-Missouri Super Lawyers-Family Law
- Top Lawyers in St. Louis-Family Law
Lawyer Case History
and prenuptial agreements.