Michelle J. Spirn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Spirn Family Law, LLC
 | 7700 Bonhomme Avenue, Suite 325
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-451-1700
Fax: 314-451-1750
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michelle J. Spirn is the founder of Spirn Family Law LLC in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Spirn is an AV Preeminent* rated attorney with more than 20 years of experience practicing family and domestic relations law. She handles matters involving divorce, child custody, child support, contempt motions, maintenance, modifications, paternity and prenuptial agreements at the state and appellate levels.

Ms. Spirn serves clients in St. Louis County and St. Louis City. She is admitted to practice in Missouri and has been practicing law since 1996.

Ms. Spirn served as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law and is a member of the Region X Disciplinary Committee of the Missouri Supreme Court’s Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

Ms. Spirn is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2018, she was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America. She is also a member of the St. Louis County Bar Association, the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, and the family law sections of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The Missouri Bar.  

Ms. Spirn received a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University and earned her law degree from Washington University School of Law. Over the course of her career, she has spoken on family law topics at various conferences and seminars, and authored articles for publications, including the St. Louis Bar Journal.

*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%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019

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About Michelle Spirn

Admitted: 1996, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.spirnfamilylaw.com/ourteam.html


  • St. Louis “Super Lawyer” by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
  • “Top 50 Women Lawyers”, 2015
  • "AV" rating of the Martindale-Hubbell 
  • “Top 50 Women Lawyers”, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 1997
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Family Law Section, Member
  • Missouri, 1996
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar, Family Law Section, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Member
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, “Creative Approaches to the Complex Maintenance Case,” Missouri Bar 2017 
  • Biennial Family Law Symposium, April, 2017
  • Publication, “Not Just A Third Wheel: The Status of Third Party Custody in Missouri,” St. Louis Bar Journal, Summer 2016
  • Speaker, “Presenting Voluminous Evidence Efficiently At Trial,” Missouri Bar Family Law Conference, 2016
  • Speaker, “Enforcement of Monetary Judgments For Clients in Family Matters,” Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, 2015 
  • Speaker, “Divorce for the Non-Family Law Practitioner,” Greensfelder Hemker & Gale, January, 2015 
  • Participant, “Table of Experts,” St. Louis Business Journal, September 26, 2014
  • Speaker, “Combating Dirty Tricks of the Trade,” Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, October 1, 2013
  • Speaker, “Divorce Law Guide From A-Z,” National Business Institute, June 25, 2013 Publication, “Hot Button Legal Topics,” Ladue News, February 7, 2013

Industry Groups

  • Family Law
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Office Location for Michelle J. Spirn

7700 Bonhomme Avenue
Suite 325
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-451-1700

Fax: 314-451-1750

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Last Updated: 11/14/2019

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