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Joseph Charles Blanner

Construction and development Attorney at Town and Country, MO

4.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    •Prepared, filed and prosecuted over 800 mechanic’s lien and payment bond claims •Draft and negotiate construction contracts and other contract documents, handle bid protests

  2. Real estate
    Draft and negotiate commercial and residential lease and purchase agreements; Handle commercial and residential foreclosures; represent homeowners associations

  3. Business
    Provide general legal counsel to corporate clients relating to issues of corporate governance, employment matters, contract and legal document review and litigation

  4. Debt collection
    Founder of the firm’s Judgment Collection Program, representing lenders and other corporations in complex collection matters

Joe focuses his practice primarily on construction law, municipal law and commercial and general civil litigation. Joe represents property owners, design professionals, general contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers in contract negotiations, project execution, collections and litigation. Joe also practices in the real estate area negotiating property purchases, commercial leases and represents a variety of subdivision homeowner’s associations. Joe is admitted to practice in the Missouri Circuit Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C.
825 Maryville Centre Drive, Suite 300
Town and Country, MO, 63017


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Posted by Karen | March 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Phone Consultation
I contacted Joe for a phone consultation about a problem I was having with a plumber in STL doing work on my home, without my authorization, where he gained access from keys in a realtor lock box. He returned my phone call within a couple of hours. He listened to my situation and gave me an honest recommendation on what to do given the laws in MO and the language that was on a quote from the plumber. If I would've ended up needing legal representation, I would've gone with him. He's very approachable and a good listener - not pretentious at all like some lawyers can be.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Behr, McCarter & Potter, PC
  • 2003 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Lewis, Rice & Fingersh
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Nodiff & Ellis, PC
  • 1999 - 2001
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  • Saint Louis University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • • State ex rel. Lighting and Power Services, Inc. v. Interface Construction Corp., 553 F.3d. 1150 (8th Cir. 2009)
  • • Lee Deering Elec. Co. v. Pernikoff Const. Co., 247 S.W.3d 577 (Mo.App. E.D. 2008)
  • Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings Granted
  • Fairchild v. Westport Pools, Inc., 203 S.W.3d 229 (Mo.App. E.D. 2006)
  • Prevailed on Motion for Summary Judgment - Affirmed on Appeal
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  • Home Builders Association of St. Louis
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Infrastructure Development - Team Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Technology and Computer Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2011 - Present
  • La Barque Creek Watershed Stream Team Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Eureka Chamber of Commerce
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Spring Hills Presbyterian Church
  • Elder
  • 2009 - Present
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in Construction Law and Construction Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Saint Louis County Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Citizen of the Year
  • City of Eureka
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009
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  • Builder News
  • What You MUST Know if You do Roofing or Exterior Repair Work Arising Out of an Insurance Claim
  • 2012
  • Missouri Bar Journal
  • Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet: Has the Internet Changed Traditional Notions of Fair Play and Substantial Justice
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • St. Charles Community College - Workforce Development
  • Contract Law for Land Surveyors, Professional Engineers, Architects & Construction Professionals
  • 2012
  • Private Presentation for Client
  • A Summary of Missouri Mechanic's Lien Law
  • 2012
  • Meet and Greet
  • A Summary of the New Mechanic's Lien Law
  • 2011
  • September Meeting
  • Recent Revisions to Mechanic's Lien Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Joseph
Construction and development Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Joe as among the best construction lawyers in the St. Louis area. I have known Joe for many years and he is well respected in the St. Louis community among lawyers, clients, and Judges. When it comes to construction litigation Joe Blanner is simply as good as it gets!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a dynamic attorney in construction law. Beyond delivering his clients top-notch, cost-conscious legal representation, he has formed business relationships throughout the industry through "Construction Form STL," an industry networking group that refers business and shares expertise. Joe shares those relationships to put his clients on course to grow their businesses."
Construction and development Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Joe since undergrad and have always admired and respected his work ethic and the passion he brings in advocating for his clients. His knowledge and command of the law is second to none. He is honest with his clients about their cases and will go the extra mile to make sure his clients are happy with the quality of representation they receive."
Construction and development Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joe in all areas of construction law. Joe is one of the most respected attorneys in this industry and one of the most capable I have ever met."
Construction and development Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe provides valuable and practical advice in construction-related matters and achieves results in a cost-effective manner. I endorse Joe."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have handled numerous cases with Joe and I have always been impressed by his professionalism, integrity and knowledge of the law. Joe has consistently proven to be a strong advocate for his clients both in and outside the courtroom."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe and I have worked on many cases together, both as opponents and as counsel whose clients' interests were aligned, and he has always been a consummate professional, an excellent lawyer, and a zealous advocate for his clients. I have referred clients to Joe in the past in conflict situations and would do so again without hesitation."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Joe on numerous cases in the past and have tremendous respect for his skills and ethics. Even though we've always been "adverse", it has never been "adversarial"."
Business Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Joe by referring clients to him on several occasions. He has always done a fine job for them and is one of the brightest attorneys I have ever worked with. From law school together into the professional world, Joe has never let me or the clients I have referred to him down."
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Town and Country Construction and development Lawyer Joseph Charles Blanner
Joseph Charles Blanner
Construction and development Attorney
Town and Country, MO
Licensed for 22 years