Meet The Top Legal Professionals In St. Louis

By Mackenzie Taylor
In Culture

As a cultural and economic hub of the Midwest, St. Louis is proud to call itself home to some of the most talented lawyers in the country. To help you find the right one to fit your legal needs, ALIVE compiled a list of winning attorneys from class action to criminal to divorce law in the area, with a range of specialties.


Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C.

Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C. is a full-service family law firm, limiting its practice to complex divorce cases and modifications of decrees, custody, property division and support, business and professional practice valuations, stock options, tax-related divorce issues, pension problems and enforcement of decrees. Its core staff of full-time attorneys and paralegals has provided in-depth client services, meticulous case preparation and complete litigation management throughout the firm’s 34-year history.

Additionally, the firm employs an extended group of financial experts, tax and pension benefits professionals, therapists, psychologists and vocational experts to provide the highest level of preparation possible in its trial presentations. Since launching the firm in 1979, founder Susan M. Hais has represented many of St. Louis’ most prominent citizens from a great variety of professions and occupations and has been personally responsible for the establishment of an impressive array of legal precedents in the areas of divorce law, child custody, benefits, grandparents’ rights, property division and spousal support. Samuel J. Hais, before joining the firm, was a judge of the 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis County, where he was a founding member and judge of the Family Court of St. Louis County for many years. Samuel and Susan Hais have both written and lectured extensively in the area of family law. The firm’s attorneys and paralegals are members of many varied bar associations and have been affiliated with a number of boards, both statewide and locally. They are very proud of their presence in and contributions to legal and other community efforts in and around the St. Louis area, and encourage you to ask about them when you visit.

In 2007, the firm was proud to welcome new partner Elliott Goldberger, who has practiced law for more than 29 years, with a concentration on family law. In 2014, Erin M. Zielinski joined the firm as an associate. This year, Pamela J. Ciskowski and Dzenana Delic joined the firm as the newest associates rounding out the firm’s roster of attorneys. The guiding principal of Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C. has always been to limit its practice to family law and to provide the best representation possible at the most cost-effective prices. That is the firm’s pledge to you.

Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C.
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222 S. Central Ave., Ste. 600 St. Louis, MO 63105


Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, L.L.C.
Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, L.L.C. is an AV-rated litigation firm with a broad spectrum of civil litigation experience. The firm handles cases in insurance defense, commercial litigation, employment, products liability, premises liability, construction defect, medical malpractice defense, toxic tort litigation, transportation defense, subrogation, workers’ compensation, professional liability, insurance coverage, risk management, and nursing home malpractice.

The WBENC-certified firm is woman-owned. Their attorneys practice throughout Missouri and Illinois, in both state and federal courts. The partners have more than 150 years combined legal experience and place a priority on client service. The firm is dedicated to maintaining long-term relationships with clients through effective counsel and frequent communication.

The firm is also involved in the community. The managing partner founded Step It Up, a charity that provides free shoes and socks to underprivileged area children. Additionally, they actively support the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, hosting their annual fundraising golf tournament.

Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs, L.L.C.
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9326 Olive Blvd., Suite 200 Olivette, MO 63132


Cosgrove Law Group, LLC
Cosgrove Law Group, LLC (CLG) is a boutique litigation firm combining the sophisticated legal services associated with larger firms with the personal service and cost-effective approach of a small firm.

CLG attorneys are well-qualified in a broad range of areas. CLG’s practice focuses on financial services, fiduciary and trust litigation, and business disputes. The firm recognizes that every case is different, and—unlike many of its counterparts—represents both plaintiffs and defendants.

The firm’s attorneys boast decades of experience representing individuals and businesses in high-stakes cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitrations, mediations, and other forms of dispute resolution. Beyond such traditional litigation services, CLG regularly represents clients in administrative and regulatory investigations and proceedings.

While CLG’s attorneys are seasoned litigators, they recognize that their clients’ interests are best served by helping them avoid disputes before they arise. Their risk management, strategic and consulting services enable clients to do just that. CLG strongly advocates, advises, defends, and prosecutes disputes to reach the best resolution for their clients.

Cosgrove Law Group, LLC
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7733 Forsyth Blvd #1675 St. Louis, MO 63105

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