Jennifer R. Piper

Jennifer R. Piper

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clayton, MO

Family Ally
 | 130 S Bemiston Ave, Suite 608
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-449-9800
Fax: 314-449-9700
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Jennifer R. Piper practices in all areas of family law. She received her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in political science.

She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association.  Ms. Piper was named a Rising Star, Up and Coming Lawyer for the State of Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for 2009; a Rising Star, Up and Coming Lawyer for 2010-2015 by Missouri Super Lawyers; and was named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2020 in the practice area of Family Law.  Ms. Piper recently received a Women’s Justice Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2019.

Ms. Piper served as a member of the 2010 and 2011 inaugural class of Barristers in The Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court. As a member and Past President of The St. Louis County Bar Association, Ms. Piper is still actively involved in the organization and helps organize Continuing Legal Education Seminars and events. Ms. Piper was appointed and served on a special committee of the Missouri Bar Association dealing with issues involving juvenile cases and immigration. Ms. Piper was appointed by St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Burton to serve on a special committee to improve the Family Court of St. Louis County that developed and implemented new local rules and procedures. Ms. Piper served on the Board of Directors for Caring for Kids, an organization developed and designed to provide essential resources to meet the urgent needs of children in foster care in St. Louis County.

Certified as a Guardian Ad Litem, Ms. Piper is regularly appointed to represent and protect children by Judges and Commissioners in St. Louis County and St. Louis City. Ms. Piper volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem for the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court Docket. Ms. Piper is certified as a Mediator for civil and family law matters. Ms. Piper is also a certified Parenting Coordinator and is regularly appointed by the Court to assist families with the most difficult custody matters.

About Jennifer Piper

Admitted: 2001, Missouri

Honors/Awards:

  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2020, Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 in the practice area of Family Law, 2020
  • Women’s Justice Award, from Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2019, Women’s Justice Award, from Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2019, 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2019, Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 in the practice area of Family Law, 2019
  •  The Best Lawyers in America® 2018, Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 in the practice area of Family Law, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 in the practice area of Family Law, 2017
  • Reinker, Hamilton & Piper, LLC listed with US News and World Reports Best Law Firms in the area of Family Law for the St. Louis Metro Area 2016-2020, Reinker, Hamilton & Piper, LLC listed with US News and World Reports Best Law Firms in the area of Family Law for the St. Louis Metro Area 2016-2019
  • Appointed to Special Committee of Missouri Bar Association addressing Juvenile Law and Immigration Issues, Appointed to Special Committee of Missouri Bar Association addressing Juvenile Law and Immigration Issues, 2011
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Rising Star Up and Coming Lawyer , 2009
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Ranking, Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Ranking

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Parent Coordinator
  • Certified Mediator, including Family Law
  • Certified Guardian Ad Litem

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Past President, 2011
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, President, 2010
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, President Elect, 2009
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2008
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Secretary, 2007
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Executive Committee, 2006
  • The Missouri Bar Association Juvenile Courts and Law Committee, Vice-Chair 2011-2012
  • The Theodore McMillian Inns of Court, Barrister, Inaugural class, 2010
  • Caring for Kids, Board of Directors, 2010-2013
  • St. Louis County Law Library, Board of Directors, 2004-2010
  • Women's Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National Member and Missouri Chapter

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer in St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court as Guardian Ad Litem.
  • Substantial amount of Pro Bono services for low income families as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Finding and Preserving Electronic Evidence, Admittance and use of Electronic Evidence. , Speaker, Finding and Preserving Electronic Evidence, St. Louis County Bar Association, 2010

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Ms. Piper has successfully argued in front of the Missouri Appellate Court on several occasions and specifically in the reported case of Brown v. Shannahan, 141 S.W.3d 77 (Mo.App. E.D. 2004). In Brown, Ms. Piper argued, and the Court agreed and established a new holding, that the statute governing relocations of parents and minor children did not apply to cases where the court was making an initial determination of paternity and custody., 2004

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Ms. Piper was named President of the St. Louis County Bar Assocaition and is one of the youngest Presidents the Association has ever had. , 2010

Educational Background:

  • JD St. Louis University School of Law, 2001
  • BA Political Science, University of Missouri, 1998
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Office Location for Jennifer R. Piper

130 S Bemiston Ave
Suite 608
Clayton, MO 63105

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Last Updated: 2/20/2020

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