Gordon K. Rea

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clayton, MO

Gordon K. Rea, Attorney At Law
 | 200 South Hanley, Suite 500
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-637-9364
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at The Roach Law Firm, Gordon K. Rea handles matters of family law for those throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area for both Missouri and Illinois. With the firm for seven years, Mr. Rea focuses his representation on criminal and civil appeals, general civil litigation and family law, including issues of divorce, child support and custody, and paternity. His criminal law practice extends to DWI and DUI, and he is also proficient and experienced at dealing with the legal complexities of estate planning.

Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, as well as in the state of Illinois and the state of Missouri, Mr. Rea is also a member of The Missouri Bar and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He earned his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University and earned a Bachelor of Science in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco before moving to Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis where he graduated with his Juris Doctor.

Certified as a dissolution mediator in Illinois and Missouri and a guardian ad litem by the state of Missouri, Mr. Rea works as a lawyer and coach of the Marquette High School mock trial team and is a former member of the board of directors of the Annie Malone Children’s Home. His experience with international parental kidnapping was recently a subject he presented to a group of attorneys in Missouri.

His areas of practice also include workers’ compensation and traffic tickets, and previous experience extends to personal injury cases.

 
Practice Areas

Family Law (70%)
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Civil Litigation (10%)

Family Law (70%): 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

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

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, DUI/DWI

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Gordon Rea

Admitted: 2008, Missouri

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as Dissolution Mediator in Missouri and Illinois, 2010
  • Certified as Guardian Ad Litem in the Family Law Courts, 2010
  • Certified Divorce Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Missouri Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference Committee, 2014
  • Missouri, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2011
  • Illinois, 2014
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • The Missouri Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, Annie Malone charity, 2012
  • Annie Malone Children's Home, Board of Directors, Former Director, Past Member, 2012
  • Marquette High School, High School Mock Trial Teams, Lawyer-Coach

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lecturer, MoBar Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2014
  • Lecturer, International Parental Kidnapping, Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2014
  • Co-Taught the Marquette High School Mock Trial team, 2009

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Complex divorces involving extensive assets, business or custody/visitation controversies (2011 to present)
  • Grandmother received visitation rights of granddaughter in case where mother forbid visitation because of race (2014)
  • After trial father received sole legal and sole physical custody (2016)
  • Litigated default judgment and proved a fraud had been committed upon the Court. This resulted in the fair division of a substantial estate of both businesses and property for the “defaulting” spouse (2015)
  • Won appeal of decision awarding insufficient support and property to disabled husband (2015)
  • Judgment against title company for $66,000 Actual Damages, $200,000 Punitive Damages, and $21,000 Attorney’s Fees and Costs (2016)
  • Returned minor children to their custodial parent in Missouri from the parent who absconded with the children to Peru. This two (2) year effort involved a Missouri Family Law case, coordination with counsel and the family law case in Lima, Letters Rogatory from Missouri court through Central Authorities, and application of the Hague Convention treaty on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (2010)

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Educational Background:

  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Bachelor of Science, Major: Electrical Engineering, 1992
  • University of San Francisco, Bachelor of Science, Major: Organizational Behavior, 1987
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Associate of Science, Electronics Technology, 1978

Industry Groups

  • Civil Litigation
  • DUI
  • Education Law
  • Family Law Litigation
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Mediator
  • Wills Trusts & Estates
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Office Location for Gordon K. Rea

200 South Hanley
Suite 500
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-637-9364

 

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Last Updated: 1/26/2018

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