Alan E. Freed

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Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Clayton, MO

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
 | 165 N Meramec Ave, Suite 110
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-244-3653
Fax: 314-727-2101
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%),
  • Family Law (30%),
  • Appellate (20%)
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    An attorney at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C., Alan E. Freed is a highly respected legal representative, teacher, published author and advocate for those in the St. Louis metropolitan area and the surrounding areas who are dealing with issues related to family law. Mr. Freed takes a problem-solving approach to divorce as he centers his practice around collaborative divorce and mediation. Admitted to practice in Missouri, he also has an appellate practice and is a senior mediator on mediate.com.

    Mr. Freed attended Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music in 1974. In 1983, after attending law school at Washington University School of Law, he graduated with a Juris Doctor and immediately began representing those dealing with emotional, highly stressful family law issues. Missouri Lawyers Weekly Readers’ Poll named him the Best Mediation Attorney in 2009, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and The Missouri Bar Family Law Section awarded him the Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award in 2016.

    At Washington University School of Law, he was an adjunct professor from 2001 to 2015, teaching courses on mediation, family mediation and negotiation. For 20 years, he has authored a mediation chapter in the family law deskbook for The Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Freed has also spoken on family law topics for organizations such as The Missouri Bar, the Association for Conflict Resolution, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Collaborative Family Law Association.

    Currently, Mr. Freed is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Association of Missouri Mediators, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 30%Family Law
    • 20%Appellate
    Focus Areas

    Mediation, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Appeals

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    Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2020

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    About Alan Freed

    Admitted: 1983, Missouri

    Professional Webpage: https://www.pcblawfirm.com/attorneys/alan-e-freed/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008 – Present
    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2009 – Present
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2007 – Present
    • “AV” rating issued by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
    • Annual Award, Association of Missouri Mediators, 2011
    • Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2017—Mediation – St. Louis
    • Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015—Family Law Mediation – St. Louis
    • Best Mediation Attorney – Missouri Lawyers Weekly Readers’ Poll, 2009
    • Roger P. Krumm Family Law Award, Missouri Bar Family Law Section, 2016
    • Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2013 and 2018—Collaborative Law: Family Law – St. Louis

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President Missouri Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2020
    • Missouri Bar Family Law Section, Vice-Chair, 2017-2018
    • Association of Missouri Mediators, Member, January 1, 2005 – Present
    • Former Chairman of Alternative Dispute Resolution committee of Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Past President, Collaborative Family Law Association
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, April 1, 2009 – Present
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member, September 30, 1983 – Present
    • Treasurer, Missouri Chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Professionals, 2017
    • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member, 1998 – Present
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member, January 1, 2006 – Present

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Founder and Director, Central Reform Congregation choir
    • President, Ambassadors of Harmony Foundation, 2019
    • Former Board Member and Vice President of Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
    • Former Assistant Director, St. Louis Symphony Chorus
    • Former President, Kids In the Middle
    • Former Board Member, Central Reform Congregation choir

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author, Divorce in Missouri, Acorn House, 2009
    • Presenter, Changing Paradigms in Child Custody, AAML/MoBar CLE, 2017
    • “Mental Health and Financial Experts: Key Components of the Collaborative Process” in Understanding Collaborative Family Law, Aspatore, 2011
    • “Drafting Parenting Plans That Really Work”, Assoc. of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2008
    • “Metaphorcefully Speaking”, Association of Missouri Mediators, October 21, 2011
    • What Litigators Should Know About Mediation, St. Louis County Bar, November 17, 2011
    • Basics of Family Law, Missouri Bar, October 21, 2011
    • Adjunct Professor, Washington University School of Law
    • Co-Author, Appellate Practice, West, Vol.24 Missouri Practice, 2001
    • “Mediation and Other Forms of Dispute Resolution,” in Missouri Bar CLE Family Law Desk Book, Chapter 5, 1997 – Present

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Schneithorst v. Schneithorst, 473 S.W.3d 239 (Mo.App. E.D. 2015)
    • Rustemeyer v. Rustemeyer, 148 S.W.3d 867 (Mo. App. E.D. 2001)
    • Arndt v. Arndt, 519 S.W.3d 890 (Mo.App. E.D. 2017)
    • Groenings v. Groenings, 277 S.W.3d 279 (Mo. App. E.D. 2008)
    • Lichtenfeld v. Lichtenfeld, 405 S.W.3d 564 (Mo. App. E.D. 2013)
    • State ex rel. C.J.V. v. Jamison, 973 S.W.2d 183 (Mo. App. E.D. 1998)

    Educational Background:

    • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, B.Mus., Major: Music, 1974
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    165 N Meramec Ave
    Suite 110
    Clayton, MO 63105

    Phone: 314-244-3653

    Fax: 314-727-2101

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