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Bruce E. Friedman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clayton, MO

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
165 N Meramec Ave, Suite 110
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-244-3612
Fax: 314-727-2101
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1982
Practice Areas: Family Law (90%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Bruce E. Friedman has worked for three decades assisting the citizens of Missouri and Illinois with family law issues. For over 25 of those years, he has served at the law firm of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C., in the St. Louis metro area. His clients quickly understand that they are working with an experienced and knowledgeable advocate, especially in the following areas:

·         High net worth divorces

·         Prenuptial agreements

·         Postnuptial agreements

·         Cohabitation agreements

.         Mediation and Family Law Mediation

Mr. Friedman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis before obtaining his law degree at the St. Louis University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.

His knowledge of family law is evident in the dozens of articles and academic works he has written and edited over the years. Additionally, Mr. Friedman is in demand for speaking and lecturing across the state as well as discussing issues pertaining to family law in various legal forums.

In addition, Mr. Friedman has served as an expert witness and consulting expert in legal matters relating to prenuptial agreements and malpractice in family law cases.

Recognizing that negotiation skills are a critical complement to courtroom skills, Mr. Friedman has completed the negotiation training program offered by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (“AAML") in partnership with the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation. In addition to his divorce practiceMr. Friedman is an AAML trained mediator for clients and couples seeking a cost-effective alternative to litigation.  As a mediator for couples, and for individuals desiring attorney-assisted mediation, his mediation training is enhanced by his considerable experience in high net worth and complex financial matters.

As impressive as his academic and professional credentials may be, Mr. Friedman also offers tireless service to those seeking guidance as they encounter different areas of family law. Clients appreciate his skill in negotiating agreements when they are marrying, cohabitating or entering into same-sex unions.

Mr. Friedman is the first choice for many clients on the cusp of a divorce involving complex assets, including cases involving business valuations, spousal support, challenges to and defending prenuptial agreements, and other complex financial circumstances.

Because the practice of family law is important to him, Mr. Friedman proudly serves in professional associations such as the Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the St. Louis County Bar Association and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Section of Family and Juvenile Law. His personal devotion is to raise awareness and promote research in Alzheimer’s disease, which brings suffering to many families.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Mediation


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Bruce E. Friedman

First Admitted: 1982, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2000 - Present
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America 2014 and 2020 editions among the “Lawyers of the Year," specifically as St. Louis “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Family Law, Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law, 2003 - Present
  • Naifeh and Smith, The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, 2003 – Present
  • Listed as a "Top Lawyer" in the area of Family Law in St. Louis Magazine, 2003 - Present
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005 – Present

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1985
  • Past President, Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2007 – 2008
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1985
  • Former Investigator for the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit Bar Committee investigating ethics complaints against attorneys
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Missouri, 1982
  • Past President, Missouri Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Past Chair, 2015-2017
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Chair, Family and Juvenile Law Section, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2015-2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Chapter on Antenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements, The Missouri Bar Family Law Continuing Legal Education Deskbook, 1997; Supplement 1999; Cumulative Supplement 2001; Sixth Edition, 2004; Cumulative Supplement 2009; Seventh Edition 2012; Supplement 2014
  • Co-Author, "Drafting and Negotiating Pre/Postnuptial Agreements, The St. Louis Bar Journal, Spring 2013
  • Co-Author, Chapter 8, "Family Rights and Responsibilities," for The Missouri Bar Elder Law CLE Deskbook, 2002; 3rd Edition 2009
  • Co-Author "Form14 - How to Calculate the Correct Presumed Child Support Amount" St. Louis Bar Journal, 2001
  • “Attacking and Defending Prenuptial Agreements,” St. Louis Bar Journal, Summer 2016
  • Lecturer, St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Lecturer, National Business Institute
  • Volunteer Editorial Reviewer, The Missouri Bar Estate Planning Continuing Legal Education Deskbook
  • Co-Author, "Maintenance and Spousal Support," The St. Louis Bar Journal, 1990
  • Lecturer, The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Lecturer, The Missouri Bar
  • Lecturer, University of Missouri-Columbia Law School
  • Lecturer, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Lecturer, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Educational Background

  • Washington University in St. Louis, A.B., Biology, 1978

Industry Groups

  • Legal
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Office Location for Bruce E. Friedman

165 N Meramec Ave
Suite 110
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-244-3612

Fax: 314-727-2101

Last Updated: 6/7/2021

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