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Karen Irene Finley

Estate planning Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

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also known as Karen I. Finley, Karen Finley

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 27 years
    Missouri - MO 28 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1996
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1995
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

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The Finley Law Firm L.L.C advises clients in the areas of Estate Planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives) Probate Administration (decedent's estates, guardianships and conservatorships), and Fiduciary Litigation (Will and Trust Contests and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims). Our office is conveniently located near Highway 40 and Mason Road in Town and Country, Missouri.

Karen works with clients to craft estate plans that fit the given circumstances. These plans range from basic wills to detailed trusts and complex plans that reduce or avoid inheritance and estate taxes or create trusts to protect special needs persons. 

Karen holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for her professionalism and ethics.

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The Finley Law Firm, L.L.C.
13321 North Outer 40 Road
Suite 700
Saint Louis, MO, 63017


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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member/Owner
  • The Finley Law Firm, L.L.C.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Member/Owner
  • Glick Finley LLC
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Senior Tax Consultant
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • 1998 - 2000
  • Special Assistant Attorney General/Associate Counsel
  • Missouri Department Of Revenue
  • 1996 - 1998
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  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1996
  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BSBA - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Breach of Fidiciary Duty
  • Judgment in Favor of Petitioners
  • Trust Contest
  • High Dollar Settlment
  • Petition to Determine Liability of Defaulting Fiduciary
  • Judgment in Favor of Fiduciary


  • Missouri Bar, Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Conference Planning Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Probate and Trust Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Taxation Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • 1992
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  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Financial Management of Estates and Trusts: Filing the Decedent's Final Income Tax Return
  • 2008
  • Lorman Education Services publication
  • Medicaid and Elder Law Issues in Missouri: Powers of Attorney and Advanced Directives
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Karen
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen and I go back over 10 years. Karen stays on top of her areas of law such as estate planning among others. She has great skill and knowledge in her chosen fields of law. She seeks and finds the best solutions in matters for her clients. Karen is worthy of referrals in her areas of practice."
Probate Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen advised me on a probate matter for my client. This was not an area of law I was familiar with, and Karen was extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in the procedures and the law. I would hire Karen myself if I needed a probate attorney in my personal life."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have previously worked with Karen as opposing counsel in a business dispute. Karen was very professional, diligent, and represented her client well. I would highly recommend Karen and enjoyed working with her (and that is not something i often say as opposing counsel after resolving such a highly conscientious case)."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Karen for many years and heartily endorse her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Karen for many years and she is well respected within the legal community for her knowledge and experience with estate planning matters. I would feel very comfortable referring a client to Karen, knowing that she would take excellent care of their legal needs."
Probate Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She knows her stuff and is active in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is a true professional. Very knowledgable in her areas of practice. She is a frequent contributor of her time to the community and the Mo Bar. I would be happy to refer anyone to her for her counsel."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Karen Finley. Karen is an exceptional estate planning attorney who focuses on the best interests of her clients. She understands that each client has a unique set of needs and goals and is able to formulate client-specific plans for each situation. She couples her professionalism and expertise with a genuine care for those who put their trust in her and I would recommend her to anyone seeking a knowledgeable and caring attorney."
Probate Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is a talented and knowledgeable probate practitioner who I would trust with the most complex probate issues. She is one of the finest probate lawyers in this area of Missouri."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is very thoughtful estate planning attorney who has no pre-conceived ideas about what estate plan a client needs - she carefully interviews them, explains their options and then works with them to achieve their goals."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is very knowledgeable in her area of practice. She works tirelessly to advocate for her clients and achieve the best possible result. She is highly regarded by her fellow attorneys. I would recommend her without hesitation."
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