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Erin Marie Zielinski

Internet Attorney at Chesterfield, MO

2.3   3 reviews

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Chesterfield divorce attorney Erin Zielinski finds family law to be as interesting and complex today, as it was when it all began for her as a law clerk years ago.

“There is no other area of practice where the human and, often emotional, side of the case is just as important as the complex, legal side,” Ms. Zielinski said. “Both components of the family law case deserve equal attention and zealous representation.”

The complexity of the financial components of a highly contested divorce is often matched with the complexity of the emotional toll it takes on an individual. Ms. Zielinski is constantly challenged to ensure she navigates both sides of the case with the experience and knowledge she has acquired after years of experience in family law.

Family law, and divorce in particular, demands a balance between being assertive and aggressive on behalf of your client while also finding the compassion and understanding for her clients to ensure she can get them through this often tumultuous process.

“This is balance that has taken years to cultivate and pass onto my clients, so I can represent them to the best of her ability,” she said.

Ms. Zielinski always tells her clients that this is a journey that will be handled day-by-day. It is often simply too overwhelming to try and figure it all out at once and predict the future

“I find this will often result in pure panic for the client,” she said. “I have been hired to make sure I get them through this emotionally-trying ordeal by taking it one step at a time.”

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Licensed for 19 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 09/21/2022

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Cordell & Cordell
600 Kellwood Parkway
Suite 310
Chesterfield, MO, 63017


2.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Kevin Blaxton | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the best in family law practice
Divorce is never a fun event to go through in life for anyone. It is a very emotional period for anyone going through it and if the wrong decisions are made it can wreak havoc in both your personal and financial life for many years to come. I learned this the hard way when I initially went through my divorce without representation thinking I could trust my ex-spouse and that we would have an amicable separation and agree to equitable time with our daughter. Unfortunately, that was a mistake that I paid for dearly in my emotional and financial health as well as that of my daughter’s. Fortunately, it is never too late to turn a wrong into a right. I am a very loving father of my daughter and all I wanted was to have equal time with her but I did not get that during the first divorce proceeding when I was unrepresented by counsel. Instead, I lost all custody and almost all my rights to my daughter. Luckily, after calling upon numerous attorneys that specialize in my very unique case I was able to retain Susan Hais and Erin Zielinkski of Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C. Choosing a law firm is THE most important decision you will ever make that could significantly alter the outcome of your divorce case. Having been through what I have been through, which was a very tough case and mountain to climb at the beginning, I am very proud to say that due to the untiring efforts and amazing legal strategy of Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C., I successfully had my original divorce decree voided by the court. As I was told by other prominent divorce attorneys the odds of a divorce decree being voided are less than a two percent chance. However, through the dedication and untiring work of Susan Hais and Erin Zielinksi we made it happen. Most importantly, I now have joint legal and physical custody of my daughter and have ensured that my daughter will not grow up without her Dad. I am FOREVER grateful for the difference that Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C., has made to my life and my daughter’s life. From the time you enter their office and you are warmly greeted by their receptionist, Nancy, through the initial consultation and all the way through litigation this firm HAS YOUR BACK and will not sacrifice or leave any rock unturned to ensure the best outcome. I felt all the way through the process that it wasn’t just my attorneys Susan and Erin working for me but it was the entire law firm working to win my case. They knew how high the stakes were in my case and the impact it could have on the future of my daughter. When you need the best of the best in family law there is no comparison to the attorneys at Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C. As a former military officer, I proudly give them the title of Top Gun in family law practice and providing the best experience.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Terrible terrible terrible unethical
I went to this firm to protect my rights when separating from my handicapped wife (mainly for financial reasons). I found this firm after an internet search, and like every other man out there, saw that they catered to men and the man’s rights. I wanted this process to be amicable and fair, but I also did not want to pay maintenance. However, Erin made me bitter and made me feel entitled to more than I deserved. They will do anything to undermine the other spouse in the situation by discrediting them. She convinced me that my handicapped wife should be able to work and that I didn’t really owe her anything after a nearly 30 year marriage. This has been a terrible experience, leaving me feeling like a complete dirtbag. Since we were only separating for financial reasons (knowing that it could be changed to a divorce if need be) I had hoped we would be able to maintain some kind of relationship and maybe even work on reconciliation at some point. Instead, I am now not only estranged from my wife but have lost my children as well. The rest of my family (my parents and two brothers and sisters) also are extremely upset with me. I have lost life long friends over this and have lost the respect of so many others. Our adult children will not see me and haven’t spoken to me in over a year in a half. They also have written me the “Dear John” letter stating their displeasure with me and stating they are cutting ties with me and wish to no longer have a relationship with me. If you are completely devout of all compassion for others and want an absolute unethical shark then this firm is for you. If you are a reasonable human being and have any compassion STAY AWAY
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Posted by Harold | August 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I requested her to make an offer to settle a dispute involving statutory interest. She did not do as I asked. She did some paper work and just wanted to wait on the opposing lawyer. All this did was leave me in limbo. She didn't answer phone call or emails until I her boss. The attorney that replaced her did as asked and my case is now settled.
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hais Hais & Goldberger
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Featherston Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Keefe & Brodie
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Assistant Circuit Attorney
  • St Louis City Circuit Attorney Office
  • 2004 - 2008
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  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999


  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ladies 4 Lewis (k/n/a Ladies for St. Louis)
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Committee to Elect Reed (St. Louis City Mayoral Race)
  • Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Justice Award
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney-Jennifer Joyce
  • 2006

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Chesterfield Internet Lawyer Erin Marie Zielinski
Erin Marie Zielinski
Internet Attorney
Chesterfield, MO
Licensed for 19 years