Admission Details

Admitted in 1966, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
1967, U.S. Tax Court
1979, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

University of Missouri
Class of 1965

University Attended

University of Missouri
Class of 1962

Birth Information

Born in April 9,1940
St. Louis

Associations & Memberships

Missouri Bar Association; St. Louis County Bar Association (Treasurer, 1974-1975; Secretary, 1975-1976; President, 1977-1978; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow, 1983).

Biographical Details

Recipient, St. Louis County Bar Association Essen Memorial Award, Outstanding Young Lawyers, St. Louis County, 1971. Lecturers and Publications: Missouri Family Law Practical Skills lecture for the Missouri Bar Practical Skills Course and writing of the Family Law chapter in the Practical Skills CLE book for nine years; University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, Joint Custody Seminar, October 5, 1984; Seminar for Supreme Court Training Committee of Missouri Judges, May 1-2, 1986; Seminar on Domestic Relations for Legal Assistants, November 20, 1987; Seminar on Domestic Relations Issues, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, June 8, 1990. Author: “Introduction to Missouri Family Law,” Missouri Bar CLE. Presenter: “10th Annual St. Louis Corporate Counsel Institute (Domestic Relations Issues),” Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, March 8, 1991. Lecturer: St. Louis Bar Association Seminars, April 1996 and October 2003; University of Missouri-Kansas City Seminars, December 1996 and April 2009. Member, Board of Directors, 1970-1976, Secretary of the Board, 1973-1975 and President of the Board, 1975-1976, Legal Society of the City and County of St. Louis. Chairman, Regional Cultural Performing Arts Development Commission, St. Louis and St. Louis County, 1985-1989. Mediator, St. Louis County Family Court. Certified Arbitrator, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), 2002. Recipient, Martindale-Hubbell’s 30th Anniversary Certificate as an AV Rated Attorney, the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.  Selected, Super Lawyers Magazine, as having attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.


TOP 10 ATTORNEY AWARD - National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Washington D.C.
2013 St Louis Regions Top Attorneys
American Academy of Matrimonal Lawyers Certified Arbitrator
U.S. News &World Report Best Law firms in MO - 2014 (Tier 1 ranking)
Best Lawyers of America 2014 (32 years)
AV rating Martindale-Hubbell (32 years)
“Best Lawyers in America” 2014 (and every year since 1983)
Selected 2013 Super Lawyer Missouri & Kansas
Approved mediator and guardian ad litem St. Louis County Courts
Finra (formerly NASD) Arbitrator 2002-2012
“Outstanding Lawyers of America”