Michael L. Schechter

Top rated Family Law attorney in Clayton, Missouri

The Schechter Law Firm, P.C.
Michael L. Schechter
The Schechter Law Firm, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law

Licensed in Missouri since: 1991

Education: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

The Schechter Law Firm, P.C.

8000 Maryland Avenue
Suite 950
Clayton, MO 63105 Visit website


Attorney Michael L. Schechter is a partner at The Schechter Law Firm, P.C., in Clayton, Missouri. Mr. Schechter focuses his practice on family law, serving clients in St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri. He handles all types of family law matters, including divorce, child abuse, child custody, child support, contempt motions, maintenance, high-asset property division and paternity.

Mr. Schechter uses his years of acquired knowledge and skill to help his clients through a difficult time in their lives. He understands that divorce and other family law disputes can be financially and emotionally draining, and he provides compassionate, yet strong, representation.

In honor of his accomplished legal career, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Schechter an AV Preeminent* peer review rating, the highest available rating by the organization. The Best Lawyers in America listed him in its publication multiple times.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Schechter is a member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the St. Louis County Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. Over the course of his career, he has lectured many times on family law topics, including divorce negotiation and strategy, family law litigation and child custody. He has also written for professional publications such as the St. Louis Bar Journal.

Mr. Schechter earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He has been licensed to practice before all Missouri state courts since 1991.

*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 – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law
  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1991

Professional Webpage: https://www.schechterlaw.com/attorneys/michael-l-schechter/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-Author, 'Antenuptial Agreements' with Jeffrey Schechter, Fall, 1995, St.Louis Bar Journal
  • Lecturer, 'A Road Map Through Missouri Divorce Proceedings' (2009, 2004)
  • Lecturer, 'Family Law Litigation in Missouri' (1996)
  • Lecturer, 'Tax Aspects of Divorce in Missouri' (1996)
  • Lecturer, 'Child Custody and Time Sharing in Missouri' (1998)
  • Lecturer, 'Child Custody and Visitation in Missouri' (2000, 1999)
  • Lecturer, 'Child Custody and Shared Parenting in Missouri' (2001)
  • Lecturer, 'Family Law Litigation in Missouri' (2001)
  • Lecturer, 'Complex Issues in Divorce for the Missouri Practitioner' (2003)
  • Lecturer, 'Getting the Best Financial Settlement For Your Divorce Client in Missouri' (2005)
  • Lecturer, 'Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorce' (2006)
  • Lecturer, 'Negotiating Favorable Divorce Settlements' (2007)
  • Lecturer, 'Financial Settlement Strategies For Your Divorce Clients' (2007, 2006)
  • Lecturer, 'Discovering Hidden Assets in Divorce' (2015)
  • Lecturer, 'Current Challenges in Family Law' (2010)
  • Lecturer, 'Advanced Family Law' (2013, 2011)
  • Lecturer, 'Complex Assets in Divorce' (2013, 2014)
  • Lecturer, 'QDROs and Tax Issues in Divorce' (2013, 2014)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Family & Juvenile Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Missouri State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1985
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Super Lawyers, 2014
  • AV-rated attorney

Office location for Michael L. Schechter

8000 Maryland Avenue
Suite 950
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-727-7289


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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