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Joan Amendola Coulter

also known as The Coulter Law Firm, LLC

About me

Joan A. Coulter is the founding attorney of The Coulter Law Firm, LLC.  With more than a decade experience, Joan focuses her practice on Family Law, and Litigation.  She counsels clients on their rights and case strategy in Dissolutions, Paternity Actions, Motions to Modify, Adoptions, and concerning Child or Spousal Support.  Her services include:


Dissolution of marriages, legal separations, annulments, establishing paternity, establishing custody, establishing visitation, child support, grandparent's rights, domestic violence restraining orders, temporary orders of protection, adoptions, name changes, emancipation, prenuptial agreements, post/antinuptial agreements, and modifications of existing court judgments.


Also, Joan has had extensive experience as a Guardian ad Litem, advocating for the best interest of children during court proceedings.


She sets herself apart from other attorneys in the community by the level of involvement and personalized care she gives her clients.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    14 years
  2. Marriage & Prenuptials: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%
  5. Wills & Living Wills: 5%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Joseph Robert Burcke

    Joan is a well experienced, caring and thoughtful attorney who superbly represents her clients in one of the more emotionally charged areas of the law. Her ability to find win/win solutions to family problems makes her one of the better family law attorneys in the metropolitan area.


    Joseph Burcke Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Margaret P. Murphy

    I endorse this lawyer. Joan really cares about her clients, and is always looking out for their best interest. She is a fantastic courtroom attorney.


    Margaret Murphy Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

The Coulter Law Firm, LLC

222 S. Central Ave
Suite 600
St. Louis, MO, 63105


MOGood Standing, Active200101/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Thanks and AppreciationSpecial School District2000
Alumnae of the YearSaint Joseph AcademyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Coulter Law Firm, LLC2012 - Present
OwnerJoan A. Coulter, Attorney & Counselor at Law2002 - 2012
AssociateYates & May2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Charles County Bar Associationmember2015 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2013 - 2015
Missouri State Bar AssociationJuvenile Law Committee2004 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationEducational Law committee2004 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialFavorable outcomes!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Town and Style MagazineQ & A With The Experts - Protecting Your Future2013
Town and Style MagazineRunning The Show2013
Town & Style St. LouisRunning the Show2013
Town & Style St. LouisFamily-Owned Businesses2013
USA TodayQuoted within "Benefits for posthumously conceived children considered"2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Southern California Law SchoolEducationMS - Master of ScienceN/A
University of Southern California Law SchoolEducationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SAFETI Program and the Role of the Guardian ad LitemRepresenting Parents in Juvenile Court2014