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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Michelle J. Spirn is the founder of Sprin 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 the St. Louis metropolitan area and the surrounding region, including St. Louis city and Franklin, Jefferson, St. Louis and St. Charles counties. She is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois and has been practicing law since 1996.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Spirn is involved in several activities and is actively involved in the legal community. She serves as an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law and belongs to the region X disciplinary committee of the Missouri Supreme Court’s Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.

Ms. Spirn belongs to several professional organizations, including the St. Louis County Bar Association and the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis. She is a member of the family law sections of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Missouri Bar and is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex 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 - 2018

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About Michelle Spirn

Admitted: 1996, Missouri

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


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ladue Education Foundation, Director

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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


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Last Updated: 6/25/2018

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