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About me

I serve clients in Missouri and Illinois who are starting or growing their businesses, utilizing my 10-plus years of entrepreneurial experience. I also assist clients with contracts matters, family law or estate planning.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Contracts: 25%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Estate Planning: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Blackbyrd Law

231 South Bemiston, Ste. 800
St. Louis, MO, 63105


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201305/11/2016
MOGood Standing, Active201101/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalBlackbyrd Law2014 - Present
PartnerHOLLINGSHEAD, PAULUS & ECCHER | Trial Lawyers2014 - Present
Founder and MemberAektra Consulting2011 - 2014
Founder and MemberAektra Legal, LLC2011 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember2013 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Breach of ContractSettled before trial for less than 40% of lessor's claimed damages.
DivorceMotions to set aside judgment and for new trial denied.
AnnulmentAnnulment granted.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of the Missouri BarHelping Your Client Create and Grow a Successful Nonprofit Organization (Contributor)2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern MutualAdvanced Planning SeminarN/A2014
St. Louis County Family CourtDomestic Violence Court Volunteer TrainingN/A2014
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
Washington University School of LawEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business LawEstate Planning, Business Law and Family Law Lectures2015
Business LawEstate Planning Lecture2014
Swords and Shields to Protect Your BusinessContracts/Intellectual Property/Entity Formation2012