Joel D. Brett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Construction Litigation Attorney in St. Charles, MO

Barklage, Brett & Hamill, PC
 | 211 North Third Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone: 636-352-1366
Fax: 636-949-8786
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013, 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Construction Litigation: Business
Attorney Profile

Joel D. Brett is the vice president, secretary and treasurer of Barklage, Brett & Hamill, P.C. Located in the firm's offices in St. Charles, Missouri, he provides representation to individual and business clients throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan area in a variety of endeavors.

In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Brett assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has litigated have involved medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, defective products, and train and airplane crashes, and he has been able to obtain many sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. Mr. Brett also has experience in litigating construction disputes, and his general real estate practice includes the preparation and review of purchase agreements as well as easements, title review, landlord-tenant matters, and compliance with city, county and state laws regarding environmental issues and building codes. His background in estate planning includes the preparation and review of wills, living, irrevocable and charitable trusts, and financial and health care powers of attorney. He also assists owners of closely held companies with their business succession planning. Mr. Brett's successful track record and high degree of ethics have caught the attention of his fellow professionals, leading to his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

A native of Albuquerque, Mr. Brett attended The University of New Mexico and received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 1976. After obtaining a Master of Science from Southern Illinois University in 1981, he decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1983. Mr. Brett is admitted to practice in Missouri and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.

*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
  • 100%Construction Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2013, 2018 - 2019

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Admitted: 1983, Missouri

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Missouri Bar; St. Charles County Bar Association, Member
  • Board Member, United Services of St. Charles County, Missouri.
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern of Missouri
  • Missouri Bar, 1983

Educational Background:

  • Southern Illinois University (M.S., 1981)
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (B.S., cum laude, 1976)
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Office Location for Joel D. Brett

211 North Third Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

Phone: 636-352-1366

Fax: 636-949-8786

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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