I am a local boy, having attended gradeschools in Wood River, East Alton, and O'Fallon, Illinois. Before going to college, I labored on my grandfather's farm, worked as a part-time janitor for O'Fallon Township High School, sold parts at the Sears repair facility in Belleville, waited on cars at the Steak N Shake in Fairview Heights, sold men's clothing at J A Severn Men's Shop in O'Fallon, prepared food for Dohack's Restaurant in Fairview, and I helped local farmers bale hay, cut weeds, paint, etc.
In high school, my speech-commuications instructor, Bill Waggoner, talked me into joining the debate team. I lived for debate in high school and college, winning scores of awards and tournaments.
After law school, my wife and I lived in San Antonio for a few years, where we had a child and discovered bankruptcy law. Before my daughter became school age, we moved back "home" and I started practicing bankruptcy law for a Belleville firm named McRoberts Sheppard Wimmer & Stiehl. After a couple of years with the McRoberts law firm, I took an associate attorney position with Carr Korein Tillery Kunin Montroy Glass & Bogard in East St. Louis. After five years with the Carr law firm, I started my own practice and have yet to look back.
I have over thirty years of bankruptcy experience, primarily representing creditors for the first ten years of my legal career and debtors for the last twenty years. I promise to bring this experience to the table with every client I meet.
|MO||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1989||01/08/2013|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1987||10/05/2021|
|TX||Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative||1985||11/24/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Collegiate Debate Tournament Champion||Various Colleges & Universities||1997|
|At Large Qualifier||National Debate Tournament||1979|
|Collegiate Debate Tournament Champion||Various Colleges & Universites||1979|
|Collegiate Debate Tournament Champion||Various Colleges & Universities||1978|
|Collegiate Debate Tournament Champion||Various Colleges & Universities||1976|
|Owner/Attorney||The Law Offices of Steven T Stanton||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois||Member||2008 - Present|
|University of Illinois||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Eastern Illinois University||BA with Teacher Certification||1980|
|O'Fallon Township High School||Diploma||1976|
|BASL Seminar||Chaptere 11 Bankruptcy||2010|
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