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   I was fascinated with the law ever since taking a pre-law class in high school. What solidified my decision to pursue a career in the law was my true passion--helping people. After college, I decided to go to law school. I had the invaluable benefit of learning how to practice law from the late Robert J. Blackwell, a brilliant lawyer.

    For the majority of my career, I served as general counsel to Mr. Blackwell in his capacity as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee, which required the ability to tackle legal issues in all types of practice areas, ranging from complex corporate transactions to litigation of all-types of civil matters. During the same time, I handled numerous civil cases in both state and federal courts in a variety of practice areas. 

   My main practice areas include, personal and business bankruptcies, civil litigation, outside general counsel to businesses, estate and trust planning, probate, and divorce cases. 

   I live in St. Charles County with my wife and three children. My wife and I enjoy spending time with our family, which typically happens on the side of some type of an athletic field cheering one of our children on. 

Matters handled include:

Bankruptcy Cases

  • Shoe company with numerous national locations (Trustee)

  • Auto warranty company (Trustee)

  • Tenant in Common ("TIC") structured commercial office building (Trustee)

  • Sports bar and restaurant (Trustee)

  • Airport land owner (Trustee)

  • Debtor sow farm and grower operations

  • Numerous individual debtor bankruptcies (chapters 7 and 13)



  • Plaintiff/Defendant fraudulent transfer cases

  • Defendants successor liability and pierce the corporate veil suit;

  • Individual and business defendants, alleged recipients of fraudulent transfers

  • Preference plaintiff and defense in bankruptcy

  • Defendant individual and business breach of contract suit;

  • Plaintiff/Defendant breach of asset purchase agreement

  • Defendant breach of noncompete agreement

  • Plaintiff/Defendant homeowners association;

  • Plaintiff/Defendant breach of fiduciary duty 

  • Defendant trust, undue influence, lack of capacity 

  • Numerous divorce cases

Business Matters

  • Sale of bowling alley;

  • Sale of commercial real estate in bankruptcy

  • Sale of business assets and intellectual property in bankruptcy

  • sales of residential real estate

  • Contracts drafting/review

  • General outside counsel for small businesses

  • business startup and formation


Estate Planning/Probate

  • Revocable Living Trusts

  • Last Will and Testaments

  • Powers of Attorney (health and financial)

  • Medical Directives

  • Probate Administration

  • Small Estates

  • Spousal Refusals of Letters

  • Conservatorship/guardianships


Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri 

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Missouri

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law (2008);

  • Lindenwood University (2004)

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