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John Fenley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Reinker, Hamilton & Fenley, LLC
2016 South Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63117
Phone: 314-333-4140
Fax: 314-754-2685
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Family Law, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

A partner at Reinker, Hamilton & Fenley LLC, John Fenley is an attorney who represents clients in the St. Louis metropolitan area and all the surrounding counties, including Franklin, Warren, St. Charles, Jefferson and St. Louis. With years of experience behind him, Mr. Fenley handles cases of family law, divorce, child custody, child support, estate and probate matters, juvenile law, criminal law, drug violations, DUI/DWI, sex offenses, and violent crimes.

Admitted to practice in the state of Missouri and the state of Illinois, Mr. Fenley is a member of The Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis County Bar Association. As a volunteer with Join Hands ESL, Inc., he regularly gives back to his community with his pro bono activities. He is also on the DePauw University Alumni Association’s board.

Mr. Fenley graduated from DePauw University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and communication, and then he graduated in 2011 from Saint Louis University School of Law with his Juris Doctor. During his time studying law, he was an editor and staff member for the Saint Louis University Law Journal. Before joining the firm, he spent time with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office as an intern.

A passionate representative with extensive knowledge of the law, Mr. Fenley advocates for the newly divorced individual at the same level he protects the rights of those who have been charged with committing a crime. Whether he is creating a will or researching a crime, Mr. Fenley is equally committed to providing legal representation to all.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

About John Fenley

First Admitted: 2011, Missouri

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Educational Background

  • DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, B.A., Major: Communication and political science, 2008


  • In Re M.C.H. 409 S.W.3rd 582 (Mo Ct. App 2013) 
  • Barden v. Barden, 463 S.W.2d 799 (Mo. Ct. App. 2015) Barden v. Barden, 492 S.W.3d 641 (Mo. Ct. App. 2016) In the Matter of the Estate of Jake A. Palumbo, 497 S.W.3d 282 (Mo. Ct. App. 2017)
  • State v. Johnson 456 S.W.3rd 497 (Mo Ct. App 2015)
  • RS. v. CMH 539 S.W.3rd 54 (Mo Ct. App 2017)
  • Gardner v. Gardner 425 S.W.3rd 193 (Mo Ct. App 2014)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • QDRO’s and Taxes 101, 2018
  • Saint Louis University, Staff member and editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
  • Imputing Income in Divorce, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Bar Association Member Missouri Bar Association Member, 2011
  • Illinois, 2012 
  • Missouri, 2011
  • Missouri Bar Association, 2011


  • Named Up and Coming Lawyer from Missouri Super Lawyers, 2014-2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Join Hands East St. Louis Volunteer
  • DePauw University Alumni Association, Board Member
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Office Location for John Fenley

2016 South Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63117

Phone: 314-333-4140

Fax: 314-754-2685

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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