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About Me

I serve clients in Missouri and Illinois who are starting or growing their businesses, utilizing my 10-plus years of entrepreneurial experience. I also assist clients with family law, estate planning, landlord-tenant or contract matters.


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Practice Areas


  1. Business: 40%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 15%
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
  5. Estate Planning: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Leslie Elijah Stiers

    Well-respected lawyer at the top of her field. Highly recommended.


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  • Mark Issa Murad

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Contact Info

Blackbyrd Law

231 South Bemiston, Ste. 800
St. Louis, MO, 63105


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201308/17/2015
MOGood Standing, Active201101/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalBlackbyrd Law2014 - Present
PartnerHOLLINGSHEAD, PAULUS & ECCHER | Trial Lawyers2014 - Present
Founder and MemberAektra Consulting2011 - 2014
Founder and MemberAektra Legal, LLC2011 - 2014
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2013 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Breach of ContractSettled before trial for less than 40% of lessor's claimed damages.
DivorceMotions to set aside judgment and for new trial denied.
AnnulmentAnnulment granted.
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Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of the Missouri BarHelping Your Client Create and Grow a Successful Nonprofit Organization (Contributor)2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern MutualAdvanced Planning SeminarN/A2014
St. Louis County Family CourtDomestic Violence Court Volunteer TrainingN/A2014
Saint Louis University School of LawBusiness Transactions ConcentrationJD - Juris Doctor2011
Washington University in St. LouisEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2008
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Business LawEstate Planning, Business Law and Family Law Lectures2015
Business LawEstate Planning Lecture2014
Swords and Shields to Protect Your BusinessContracts/Intellectual Property/Entity Formation2012