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Robert Hamilton

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: 314-333-4155
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Robert N. Hamilton is a family law attorney with Reinker, Hamilton & Fenley LLC. He represents clients in the Saint Louis metropolitan area and all the surrounding counties. Mr. Hamilton currently handles cases of divorce, child custody, child support, maintenance, paternity, estate planning, wills and trusts.

For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Mr. Hamilton holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Named as one of The Best Lawyers in America for the last four years, he has received rave reviews from previous clients as well as a “Superb” rating on Avvo as a top family attorney.

Admitted to practice in the state of Missouri, Mr. Hamilton is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He is highly respected in his field and regularly teaches local seminars and participates in national webinars on family law and estate planning topics.

Mr. Hamilton attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. At Saint Louis University School of Law, he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1987. Currently he is a member of the St. Louis County Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and the visitation and exchange planning committee of the St. Louis County Court.

An executive board member for Friends of Heritage House, Mr. Hamilton also gives back to his community on a regular basis. He is an assistant wrestling coach at Brentwood High School and the former vice-president of the Brentwood Lions Club.

* 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
  • 80%Family Law
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

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


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Robert Hamilton

First Admitted: 1987, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Divorce Post-Judgment Appeals, Enforcements and Modifications (2014)
  • Veteran’s Benefits in Divorce (2013)
  • Complex Assets in Divorce (2013)
  • Advanced Family Law: A Paralegal’s Guide (2013)
  • Dividing Trust Assets in Divorce (2014)
  • Divorce Over 50 (2014)
  • Dividing Debt in Divorce (2018, 2015, 2014)
  • QDRO and Tax Issues in Divorce (2015, 2013)
  • Family Law for Paralegals (2015, 2014)
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law in Missouri
  • Past Marriages’ Effect on Current Divorce (2015)
  • QDROs From A to Z (2016)
  • Marital Settlement Agreements (2016)
  • Going Solo: How to Start Your Own Law Firm (2016)
  • Divorce Litigation Boot Camp (2016)
  • Complex Assets in Divorce (2016)
  • Family Law for Paralegals (2019, 2017)
  • Divorce: QDROs and Taxes 101 (2018)
  • Conflicts of Interest – A Practical Ethics Guide (2017)
  • When Bankruptcy and Divorce Law Collide
  • Using the Guardian ad litem to Help Settle your Case
  • Use of a Commissioner in Family Law
  • The Effect of New Bankruptcy on Divorce
  • St. Louis County Bar Association: How to Settle Cases
  • St. Louis County Bar Association: Domestic Relations
  • How a Real Estate Commissioner Works
  • Effects of Bankruptcy on Divorce
  • Collaborative Law and Mediation

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Assistant Volunteer Wrestling Coach, Brentwood High School
  • Former Vice-President, Brentwood Lions Club

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Friends of Heritage House, Executive Board Member
  • Friends of Kids, Executive Board Member
  • St. Louis County Court, Visitation & Exchange Planning Committee
  • The St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Missouri, 1987
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1987


  • Reinker, Hamilton & Piper, LLC listed with US News and World Reports Best Law Firms in the area of Family Law for the St. Louis Metro Area 2016-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Ranking
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2015-2019 in the practice area of Family Law

Educational Background

  • Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in communications, 1984
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Office Location for Robert Hamilton

2016 South Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63117

Phone: 314-333-4140

Fax: 314-333-4155

Last Updated: 5/31/2022

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