Allison Schreiber Lee
Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clayton, MO
* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories. Representing both women and men in the St. Louis metropolitan area in matters of divorce, domestic violence, custody, child support and allegations of abuse, Allison Schreiber Lee is an attorney at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
Allison Schreiber Lee is a seasoned trial attorney who focuses her practice on family law and domestic relations. Ms. Lee has extensive experience in representing men and women in high conflict custody and high asset property division matters. Ms. Lee has counseled clients in matters involving mental health and addiction concerns, and emotional, verbal, and physical abuse issues. She has represented men and women who have themselves or have spouses with personality disorders, mental health challenges and a history of addiction. Ms. Lee’s prior employment as a child abuse prosecutor provides her with particular insight into the investigation and allegations of child abuse. She has worked with clients both to protect their children from abusers, and to protect the rights of those wrongfully accused of both physical and sexual abuse.
Ms. Lee’s representation includes divorces, paternity matters, motions to modify child support, child custody, and maintenance, and in seeking and defending against Orders of Protection. Her representation of both husbands and wives allows her a distinctive understanding of what the other side is planning in litigation. Ms. Lee has defended clients who are being investigated by the Department of Social Services, Children’s Division, including appearing in front of the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Board (CANRB), and trials de novo in the circuit court. She has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials, and was co-lead counsel in one of the longest jury trials in the history of the City of St. Louis. Ms. Lee has also tried more than 100 non-jury trials to verdict.
Ms. Lee is Board Certified in Family Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Family Law. Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified. At the time of her certification, there are only 24 attorneys in the state of Missouri who were certified by the NBTA, and Ms. Lee was the only one Board Certified in the area of Family Law. She is also only the second woman in Missouri to be Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Attorneys.
Ms. Lee is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support, and other family law issues. Ms. Lee has also been selected as a SuperLawyer™ in Missouri and as a SuperLawyer™ Top 50 Women Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas. Ms. Lee has also received a Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Award for Litigation.
In her representation of businesses and individuals, Ms. Lee has been responsible for all phases of litigation, from extensive pre-trial work through acting as lead counsel in complex trials. She has led the investigation and preparation of document-intensive multi-party products liability litigation from inception to trial. She has taken and defended depositions of a wide variety of expert and lay witnesses. She has appeared in federal and state courts throughout Missouri. Her representation of businesses and individuals allows Ms. Lee to provide her clients with a broad understanding of many facets of the law. Ms. Lee earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law.
*Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor The Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
- 100%Family Law
Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property
- Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
About Allison Schreiber Lee
First Admitted: 1996, Missouri
Professional Webpage: https://www.pcblawfirm.com/attorneys/allison-schreiber-lee/
- Washington University School of Law, J.D. (St. Louis, MO)
- The American University, B.A. (Washington, D.C.)
- St. Louis County Bar Association
- Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Moderator of Missouri Bar CLE "Evidence at Trial: Everything You Do Matters, So It Should Be Genuinely Valuable and Evidentiary Rules Affecting Experts", 2018
- Florida, 1997
- Florida Bar Association
- Women’s Lawyer Association
- Missouri, 1996
- The Missouri Bar
Pro bono/Community Service
- Kids in the Middle Advisory Coucil, Member, 2016
- Washington University School of Law, Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants Association
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
- Kids in the Middle Advisory Coucil, Member, 2017
- Haven House St. Louis
- Board Certified in Family Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Approximately 3 percent of American lawyers are board certified. There are only 24 attorneys in the entire state of Missouri who are certified by the NBTA, and Allison is the only one who is Board Certified in the area of Family Law. *Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor The Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. , 2019
- Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), 2015
- The staff of Missouri Lawyers Weekly has selected 30 Missouri family law attorneys whom they deem to be leaders and influencers. This is the first such list for family law published by MLW. THE POWER List was compiled by the MLW editorial team, which interviewed attorneys and other leaders around the state, reviewed court records, and consulted Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s archives., Missouri Lawyers Weekly Power30 Family Law attorney , Missouri Lawyers' Weekly , 2020
- National Academy of Family LawAttorneys’ TOP 10 Attorney Award, Missouri, 2015
- Recipient of Women's Justice Awards for Litigation , Missouri Lawyers' Weekly, Women's Justice Awards, Litigation Practitioner, 2019
- Missouri Lawyers’ Weekly Up and Coming Attorney, 2009
- SuperLawyer, Missouri.
- Martindale.com/ Martindale Hubbell AV rated
- Washington University School of Law, International Women’s’ Day Celebration Honoree, 2013
- Learning to co-parent requires practice and patience. Going through a divorce is difficult enough, but having to stay in a co-parenting relationship to raise your child provides multiple and unique challenges. You simply can’t walk away from your ex when you have a child to raise. Co-parenting—working cooperatively to raise your child with your ex—is a learned process with many pitfalls (and tribulations) along the way. Learning to communicate effectively is essential to the most important job you will ever have: raising your child together when you are no longer a family. With helpful examples and practical methods about fixing—and avoiding—conflicts, this book is a guide to help you to effectively co-parent with your ex after your relationship is over., author, Co-parenting ABCs: Effective Tips from a Divorced Divorce Lawyer and Parent, 2021
- This presentation will provide a general overview of family law including: Initial intake issues Different options for resolving divorce matters When and how to file for a modification of maintenance, custody, and child support Ways to enforce judgments of dissolution/modification for custody and child support When and how to file for an Adult Order of Protection and a Child Order of Protection Family law practice tips , presenter, Family Law Matters To Us All, Missouri Bar, 2020
- Violence in the home is an increasing concern of childcare workers, educators, and domestic violence advocates during COVID-19. This CLE will provide options for emergency Orders for adults and children, tips for defending against those Orders, and other non-emergency remedies available for these issues., speaker, Violence in the Home in the time of COVID, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Legal, 2020
- 4 people you need in a divorce: therapist, best friend, financial advisor, and an attorney , author, The Four People You Need in a Divorce, Facts & Findings, The Paralegal Association, Legal, 2020
- Speaker at BAMSL's annual Bench and Bar conference regarding Missouri's new shared custody law., Speaker, Missouri's New Shared Custody Law, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2017
- Presenter regarding overcoming hearsay objections related to social media and electronic evidence. , speaker, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and Smartphone Evidence: The Ultimate Guide: Applying hearsay exceptions and overcoming relevancy issues , 2020
- Presenter regarding estabishing authenticity and addresing evidentiary issues related to social media and electronic evidence. , Speaker/Presenter, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and Smartphone Evidence: The Ultimate Guide: Establishing authenticity and satisfying the best evidence rule , 2020
- One of three panelists discussing business development strategies for attorneys. , speaker, BAMSL panel: Client Development for Attorneys, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2019
- Speaker on addressing (proving and disproving) allegations of physical and/or sexual abuse in family law matters., speaker, Addressing Allegations of Abuse, 2018
- Author of a new supplement to the Missouri Bar's deskbook titled, "Discovery, Second Edition", Chapter 6, "Discovering Evidence for Trial Through Requests for Admission". , author, Missouri Bar, 2018
- Co-presenter at the Buckingham Asset Management conference in downtown St. Louis on the topic of Fincial Planning Consdierations in Divorce. In attendance were financial advisors from around the country. , Co-presenter, Financial Planning Considerations In Divorce, Buckingham Asset Management, 2018
- Speaker for CLE for new lawyers on family law topics, speaker, Stepping Up and Stepping Out, Missouri Bar, 2015
- Speaker on presenting evidence in civil litigation matters, speaker, Evidence for civil litigators, BAMSL, 2015
- Speaker at CLE for new attorneys on family law matters, speaker, Stepping up and Stepping out, Missouri Bar, 2014
- Speaker on family law issues surrounding violence in the home including Temporary Restraining Orders, Orders of Protection (Adult and Chlid) and fighting against false allegations of abuse , Speaker, Advanced Family Law: Violence in the Home, NBI, 2018
- Making room. New blog post: https://t.co/eYeg2bRKu3
- The tighter you hold, the faster they go. New blog post https://t.co/TBLpwtYzaK
- Just the fact and only the facts. New blog post https://t.co/cFctTZpBPk
- I wrote a book!! Co-parenting ABCs to help parents who are no longer together, continue the work of raising a child… https://t.co/JLYyleNgdW
- 4 people you need in a divorce. https://t.co/znTOs4wrN3
Last Updated: 5/15/2022