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Susan M. Hais

Divorce and separation Attorney at Town And Country, MO

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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About Susan

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Town and Country divorce attorney Susan M. Hais has been practicing family law in the St. Louis area for more than 30 years. Early in her career as a family law attorney, her mission was to overcome the presumption of a “Tender Years Doctrine” in child custody cases, which was a legal principle presuming that a child’s “tender” years should be spent with the mother. While that doctrine no longer exists, she is still committed to helping men battle numerous other outdated gender stereotypes.

“I find family law rewarding,” Ms. Hais said. “My clients write to me and send me pictures of their kids and always seem to remember me. The appeal is that it is about people and relationships, and it makes you feel like you are doing something to make a difference.”

Ms. Hais focuses her practice on complex divorce litigation, involving evaluations of complex financial interests and tax issues to cases dealing with child custody and support.

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Location

Cordell & Cordell
600 Kellwood Parkway
Suite 310
Town And Country, MO, 63017

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Posted by Paul | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dzenana Delic and Susan Hais
If you are facing a divorce you are in good hands with HHG and Dzenana Delic. Susan did the Initial consultation and gave me great advice on the beginning, when my ex tried to take the kids. And how to fight a sole custody attempt. Then Dzenana Delic took over my case and I cannot really express how good of a job she did. She told me the truth and what would happen and what I needed to do. It was a long case that was conflict laden to say the least. When it came time to negotiate and settle the case is when I realized how great of a decision I made and how great Dzenana was at her job. We negotiated a great settlement and protected my rights as a single father. If you are facing an ugly divorce and you aren’t sure who to hire I can tell you that if you choose HHG and Dzenana Delic you will be in good hands. Dzenana always answered emails and followed up. I’ll never forget the way I was represented and defended.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2020
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Greatest Attorney ever!
Hands down Susan Hais and Caitlin Keene are some of the best Divorce attorneys in St Louis. After going through 3 other attorneys in Jefferson Co and getting the shaft from all of them, my case was a complete joke. I found Susan Hais, she took the case and felt I was clearly not being represented correctly. As you can expect I was about ready to just quit and give up, since being honest and truthful does not seem to get you anywhere these days in court. Susan stepped in and told me what to expect and the real costs worse case, to prove everything to go to trial. I did not want to spend anymore but understood. The first court date with Susan the other Attorney pretty much gave up and settled the case finally, I was amazed how worried and nervous he was, I am not sure what The two amazing Attorneys did to the opposing counsel in the Judges chambers, but it felt good to finally see a day in court going right for a man. During the whole remainder of the case Susan and Caitlin were always understanding of keeping their time time and billed fairly, they really worked for me and got it done. I was impressed and I am happy to highly recommend these two amazing Attorneys to several folks so far and will continue to recommend them to everyone I know who is in need of their services. Thanks again guys!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2019
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The Best Attorney
I came to Susan when I was kicked out of my home by my husband. She explained everything she could do to help me get what I need to be able to live independently and happy. Susan fought hard for me against my husband’s lawyer. I ended up with more than I ever expected!! Susan and her team are the best!
Posted by M. | September 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible person and attorney
Not only is Susan the most incredible Attorney, but one of the most personable, respectful, and professional women I have ever met. She is brilliant, she cares, and she gets the job done. She sticks to the facts and fights fair for what she believes in. Although my case is not complete, no matter the outcome- I will forever have a tremendous amount of respect for this unbelievable woman.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I contacted Susan after I learned that my previous attorney botched my child custody case and I took the worst deal ever. My daughter is my everything and I do everything in this world to make sure she has the best life. Everything I aim to do is to better my daughters life to the fullest. I trusted my previous attorney with everything I had and all I got was coins in my pocket because I paid her everything I had. Susan did not hesitate to step in. She was there from the start. We talked on the phone first. She asked me to send over what I signed and she would call me back. That same day she called me and she strategized what we had to do next. This is the type of lawyer you need in your court. I will be hiring Susan. Thank you Susan for calming me and making me think logically.
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Posted by Kimberly | May 4, 2017
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Never Ending-Hope for Tomorrow!!
I want to thank Susan and her staff- My life fell apart quickly after 20yrs of marriage. I remember her telling me everything was going to be alright, I didn't believe her at the time, she proved to be more than right! She did not waste my time (as I had none back then with 3 children and full time job and attending school) The right questions were asked and advise on the things you would not thinking about- long term (kids college...etc.) (just want to get through the now) I've been divorce 10 yrs. now and still she is helping with issues that arise from the divorce (bitter man). I would not have been able to maintain my families life style without Hais & Hais. The knowledge and expertise that this firm exercise helps with the process that no one wants to go through even when faced with the fact of divorce. Friendly and fair!!
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Posted by Kevin Blaxton | November 7, 2016
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| 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 Teri | April 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional
I am currently in the process of divorce. So far my meetings with Susan have been quite encouraging. Both conversations left me feeling relief. Her office staff and legal assistants are also very professional and available. I read a review stating she made suggestions the client would never do. Yes, Susan made a suggestion that I declined to take, but only due to timing. I wish I had gone to her PRIOR to leaving my home. I would have taken her advice. Advice no one ever gave me before and I didn't know was an option. They have not done or suggested anything that seemed to be financially fueled and there are plenty of opportunities to do so in my case. They even talked me out of one idea stating it wasn't necessary. While I have already noticed my husbands lawyer doing unnecessary things that will increase HIS costs. I highly suggest meeting with her prior to acting if you are thinking about divorce. It is a free consultation, but she spent a very significant amount of time with me. I will update my review after the divorce is final, but, so far I have been smiling!
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Posted by Charles | March 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 Star Attorney
I had a difficult and complicated child custody case. Susan's expertise and knowledge helped me in securing what was in the best interest of my child. By far she is the best attorney in St. Louis and feel very lucky to have her in my corner.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Great!
I emailed Susan and she contacted me back and answered my questions in detail over the phone. I am going to hire her because she is knowledgable and kind, and has a lot of experience in the area of my concern.
Posted by Charles | February 26, 2015
Superior Lawyer
Susan provided excellent and thorough representation through all stages of my motion to modify. She's professional, supportive and extremely intelligent. I highly recommend Susan.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2014
Excellent Work
I had the pleasure of having Susan Hais as my attorney in a tough time. I have nothing but good things to say about her work ethic, professionalism and overall work that she did for me. If you need an attorney, go with Susan Hais.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2011
Best Lawyer in an Impossible Case
I came to Susan Hais after my divorce case was botched by another attorney. Susan did her best to dig me out of the legal hole I found myself in. She was always up front, never giving me false expectations, and in the end, things worked out as well as I could have expected. She thinks strategically, and moves forward carefully and thoughtfully.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2011
Susan Hais Is An Amazing St. Louis Divorce Attorney
I went to another prominent law firm before Hais and they ONLY cared about how much money they can make on a client. When I changed firms to go to Hais, it was so refreshing to find a lawyer like Susan Hais who truly cared about me as a person, knows her way around the court system and knows how to apply the law when representing her clients. She definately cares about justice and is there for her client's at every stage of the divorce proceeding. I highly recommended her if you need a good divorce lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hais Hais Goldberger P.C.
  • 2007 - 2022
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Hais and Carmody
  • 1993 - 1999
  • Founder
  • Law offices of Susan M. Hais
  • 1979 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Law offices Susan Hais
  • 1974 - 1979
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Saint Louis University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1971
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • A.B.
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Harvey v. Harvey, No. ED93159
  • In re Marriage of Gardner, No. ED94126, ED 94164 (2010)
  • Leskiw v. Breihan, No. ED92503 (2009)
  • Affirmed

Associations

  • Missouri Hispanic Bar Association
  • Charter Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • 1975 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Most High Profile Divorce Attorney
  • Ladue News
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (9)
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Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Always well prepared. No short cuts. Outstanding family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Susan is the hardest working attorney I have ever observed. She always does what she honestly believes is the right thing and she is fearless in the face of bullies. She is passionate about justice and fairness her clients seem to sense that instinctively. Her career is an example to all younger lawyers about the benefits of hard work and really caring about clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Susan Hais is an outstanding family law attorney who represents her clients aggressively, and treats her clients with the dignity and compassion that they deserve. Susan has successfully represents thousands of family law clients over the years and has a reputation for achieving results."
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Town And Country Divorce and separation Lawyer Susan M. Hais
Susan M. Hais
Divorce and separation Attorney
Town And Country, MO
Licensed for 48 years
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