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Allison Schreiber Lee

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

4.3   17 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 27 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Member in Good Standing - CLER Exempt No misconduct found

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

About Allison

Learn Allison’s areas of practice.

Allison Schreiber Lee is a seasoned trial attorney. She has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and, in 2011, was co-lead counsel in one of the longest jury trials in the history of the City of St. Louis. Ms. Lee has also tried more than 100 non-jury trials to verdict, including representation of men and women in divorce and modification hearings. Ms. Lee focuses her practice on family law and domestic relations.

Ms. Lee is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The Academy Fellows are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, annulment, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support and other family law issues. There are 1600 AAML Fellows across the United States. Of the 16 Fellows in the St. Louis Area admitted to the Academy, Allison’s ascension to this honor brings the number of Fellows practicing at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. to four, one-quarter of the total number. Ms. Lee has also been selected as a SuperLawyer™ in Missouri.

In family law matters, Ms. Lee represents both men and women in divorces, motions to modify child support, custody and maintenance, and in seeking and defending against Orders of Protection. Her representation of both husbands and wives allows her a distinctive understanding of what the other side is planning in litigation. Ms. Lee’s prior employment as a child abuse prosecutor provides her with particular insight into the investigation and allegations of child abuse. She has worked with clients both to protect their children from abusers, as well as protecting the rights of those wrongfully accused of both physical and sexual abuse. Ms. Lee has assisted clients when the Department of Social Services has been called to look into charges of abuse; she has successfully guided clients through what is often a contentious and emotional experience, whether they be on the side of the accuser or the accused. This is just another example of the well-rounded experience that adds to Ms. Lee’s unique and vigorous representation of her family law clients.

In her representation of businesses and individuals, Ms. Lee has been responsible for all phases of litigation, from extensive pre-trial work through acting as lead counsel in complex trials. She has led the investigation and preparation of document-intensive multi-party products liability litigation from inception to trial. She has taken and defended depositions of a wide variety of expert and lay witnesses. She has appeared in federal and state courts throughout Missouri. Her representation of business and individuals allows Ms. Lee to provide her clients with a broad understanding of many facets of the law.

Ms. Lee has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law where she teaches Pretrial Practice and Procedure. She earned her J.D. from Washington University School of Law.

To read Ms. Lee’s thoughts about life post-divorce and/or separation, please see her blog at .

Location

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
165 North Meramec Avenue
Suite 110
Saint Louis, MO, 63105-3772

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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2017
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Allison Schreiber Lee
Allison was extremely knowledgeable in every area she represented in my case, as well as being compassionate during very disturbing circumstances I was enduring. She helped me to stay focused on my child and the best outcomes long term. During highly emotional times, she was my calm in the storm. She was always reliable, and promptly responded if she was unavailable when I contacted her - even while she was on vacation with her family! I am so grateful for finding an attorney I can completely trust.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2017
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Extremely Competent
The divorce process is never easy or fun, but Allison made it as smooth as possible. The entire time, I felt confident I was in good hands and that the final result would be fair. She was no-nonsense and gave advice when needed but also allowed for my ex-husband and I to try to address some of the issues on our own.
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2017
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Fantastic support
Allison was a fantastic support during my divorce process. I spent almost a year speaking with her in advance of filing and she was there every step of the way through the process. Allison is tough in the courtroom but fair and she works in a holistic manner keeping your kids in mind as you seek resolution. I met many lawyers before choosing Allison and it was the best decision.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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Guidance during a divorce
Allison has been an anchor for me during the course of my divorce. From the start, I felt that I was in good hands. She guided me through a most difficult time of my life and I was grateful to have her in my corner.
Posted by Lisa | June 14, 2017
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Exceptional
Allison represented me in a modification to my divorce decree to gain full custody of my daughter. This was an incredibly stressful time in our lives and Allison turned an unbearable situation into one that became the best parenting decision I have ever made. She is knowledgeable, caring, respectful, ethical, and always put my daughter’s needs first. I trusted her decisions and because of her, my daughter is happy and successful. I highly recommend her to anyone going through the family court system.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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A Strong Advocate
Allison helped reduce my anxiety during a time of great difficulty. She communicates calmly and is very matter of fact. She and her team are quick to respond to emails and phone calls. While the entire process of divorce is unpleasant, I was in good hands working with Allison and felt I had a strong advocate.
Posted by Dawn | June 14, 2017
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Excellent Legal Counsel
Allison was my divorce attorney and she was excellent! She was not only exceptionally versed in the law, she was always there to listen, protect me, and provide counsel when I needed it (like on weekends). She is easy to work with as evident not only in her relationship with me, but how well respected she is in the legal community in St. Louis. While divorce is never easy, Allison helped me reach a deal that protected my monetary assets, granted me freedom, and restored my peace of mind.
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Posted by Keary | June 13, 2017
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Excellent!
Allison was tremendously helpful in a matter between my ex-wife and I that required legal attention. She did a very good job and was always available to discuss the situation. She was superb in dealing with the other attorney, the Guardian ad Litem, and the court. The outcome was very much in my favor and I appreciate her counsel!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2017
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Practical, Determined, Knowledgeable
Allison is a lawyer with integrity, sound judgment, and excellent advice. She steered us out of a bad custody situation due to incompetent prior legal advice. She did not abandon us when money was tight and she continues to give honest advice about strategies and outcomes. Moreover, we have never once felt like she was doing anything in her own interest - it has always been what we needed and what is best for our child. Due to her legal and personal skills we are confident that we will get the best result possible for our child and family.
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Posted by Lindsay | June 13, 2017
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Very Knowledgeable and Communicative.
I was very impressed with Allison's candor and her responsiveness to all my questions and concerns throughout the divorce process. She and her assistant, Danielle, were well informed and provided excellent communication the whole time. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a divorce.
Posted by Sharon | January 26, 2016
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Good experience, as divorces go.
Allison was kind, compassionate, and responsive. My divorce was as easy as it could have been. She's also managed post-divorce issues quickly and with clear direction on the modification. She won't put up with BS. She knows the law and sticks to it. I have recommended several clients to her and continue to do so.
Posted by Jennifer | January 26, 2016
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Recommend Highly
I hired Allison to represent me in what turned out to be a 2 year divorce and custody battle. Allison was extremely persistent at putting mine and my children's best interests first. She was forthcoming with all of the information that I needed and she represented me in the most professional manner. Allison kept me abreast on all changes and happenings during this long process. I could not have endured this process without her support and professional knowledge. I have since had modifications and petitions that she has consistently fought for my best interest. Her knowledge and expertise is extensive. I would recommend Allison to anyone looking for an excellent attorney.
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Posted by Elizabeth "Lisa" | January 25, 2016
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Outstanding!!!
Allison and her team are excellent. She handled my 2012 divorce. It was a major battle involving 2 kids and a business and property. Allison did such a great job that I used her again for a case involving judgement enforcement in 2015. Not once did I have to question her fees or her work ethic. As a matter of fact one of the things I like best about her handling things for me is her very candid and honest approach to everything. In the courtroom she is extremely strong on cross examination. She prepared me thoroughly as well. I take things involving my kids very seriously..... Allison is a no nonsense attorney! I am glad she represents me!
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Posted by Joseph | January 25, 2016
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Best divorce lawyer hands down!!!
Allison and her firm represented me three years ago in a very difficult and personal divorce case. She worked within the estimated retainer and timeline was paced perfectly. I was kept well informed and did my part to provide them as much information as possible so that the case could be dealt with properly. Her professionalism was on point and kept an honest interest in maximizing my time with my children per within the parenting guidelines and did what she could make sure I was not overly impacted (taken advantage of) financially per the settlement agreements. I would and do recommend her to all colleagues, family and friends that are seeking a family lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2024
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Don’t Waste Your Time
Despite the advertising, this is an attorney you don’t want to control the rest of your life. Seems to take pleasure in making clients worry enough to hire her. She also has a ridiculous policy for returning calls. Wait 1-2 weeks for the attorney YOU ARE PAYING to get back in touch with you if you want, but there are 100s of other better options. No client should have to wait 120 hours or more. I terminated my meeting with her after learning how controlling she is and how little she cared. If you have $100k to waste then she is a great choice, otherwise find an attorney that makes you comfortable and you know will follow your direction. Allison could ruin your life in a divorce and then will blame you. She definitely will not let you play a meaningful role in determining the rest of your life. But she will certainly take all your money regardless of her efforts.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2017
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Very Rude
Allison Schriner Lee worked on my case for a short time, she did not take time to understand my case, she was rude and unprofessional. She worked on my case with Alisse Camazine together, they did nothing to represent me. I would never recommend anyone to use her for their divorce.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2015
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Stay away (at least if you are a man)
I was her client in a child support modification case. I was very poorly represented, IMO. Had to put down a large retainer. There was lots of "busy work" going on each week to eat away at the retainer that I could not see benefiting my case. She could not ever tell me her strategy for approaching my case and I had to go back over the relevant facts in my case each time we spoke - it was like it was the first time talking to her each time. She took an approach with opposing counsel that would force us into an expensive trial (vs. less expensive arbitration). I never felt like she was on my side. She gave me legal advice that was incorrect, and didn't send requested documentation to opposing counsel. I fired her.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Washington University School of Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lashly & Baer, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Lashly & Baer, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Assistant Circuit Attorney
  • Circuit Attorney's Office for the City of St. Louis
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Circuit Attorney's Office for the City of St. Louis
  • 1998 - 2002
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Education

  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers chapter
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Missouri Bar
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • N/A
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Women's Lawyer Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri Superlawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 50 Women Attorney Missouri and Kansas
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Up and Coming Attorney
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Kansas Super Lawyers
  • N/A
  • International Women’s’ Day Celebration Honoree
  • Washington University School of Law
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Bench and Bar Conference
  • Missouri's New Shared Custody Law
  • 2017
  • Bench and Bar Conference
  • Sex Abuse Allegations in Family Law Cases
  • 2016

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Saint Louis Divorce and separation Lawyer Allison Schreiber Lee
Allison Schreiber Lee
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 27 years