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Jennifer R. Piper

Family Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   33 reviews
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  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 22 years
    Illinois - IL 21 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Jennifer practices in all areas of family law, including dissolution of marriage, paternity actions, child custody disputes, child support disputes, adoption, abuse and neglect, and property division proceedings.

    24 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Jennifer practices in all areas of family law, including dissolution of marriage, paternity actions, child custody disputes, child support disputes, adoption, abuse and neglect, and property division proceedings.

    24 years

  3. Mediation
    20%
    Jennifer handles mediation and collaborative all areas of family law, including dissolution of marriage, paternity actions, child custody disputes, child support disputes, adoption, abuse and neglect, and property division, and proceedings.

    13 years

  4. Adoption
    10%
    Jennifer handles step parent adoption both contested and non contested.

    24 years

  5. Child custody
    10%
    Jennifer has extensive experience in both contested and non-contested child custody matters. Jennifer focuses is on the best interest of the child and helping her clients obtain the best result for their family.

    24 years

  6. Child support
    10%
    Jennifer has extensive experience handling the establishment and collection of child support.

    24 years

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    10%
    Jennifer handles prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Having an attorney for a prenuptial or postnuptial is very important and can be the difference between your agreement being upheld or void.

    24 years

PROTECTING THE FUTURE OF YOUR FAMILY.

Jennifer R. Piper practices in all areas of family law. She received her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and graduated from University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in political science.

She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association. Ms. Piper was named a Rising Star, Up and Coming Lawyer for the State of Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly for 2009; a Rising Star, Up and Coming Lawyer for 2010-2015 by Missouri Super Lawyers; and was named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2017-2020 in the practice area of Family Law. Ms. Piper recently received a Women’s Justice Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2019.

Ms. Piper served as a member of the 2010 and 2011 inaugural class of Barristers in The Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court. As a member and Past President of The St. Louis County Bar Association, Ms. Piper is still actively involved in the organization and helps organize Continuing Legal Education Seminars and events. Ms. Piper was appointed and served on a special committee of the Missouri Bar Association dealing with issues involving juvenile cases and immigration. Ms. Piper was appointed by St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Burton to serve on a special committee to improve the Family Court of St. Louis County that developed and implemented new local rules and procedures. Ms. Piper served on the Board of Directors for Caring for Kids, an organization developed and designed to provide essential resources to meet the urgent needs of children in foster care in St. Louis County.

Certified as a Guardian Ad Litem, Ms. Piper is regularly appointed to represent and protect children by Judges and Commissioners in St. Louis County and St. Louis City. Ms. Piper volunteers as a Guardian Ad Litem for the St. Louis County Domestic Violence Court Docket. Ms. Piper is certified as a Mediator for civil and family law matters. Ms. Piper is also a certified Parenting Coordinator and is regularly appointed by the Court to assist families with the most difficult custody matters.

Ms. Piper has successfully represented numerous individuals in all areas of domestic law. Many cases have involved dissolutions, paternity actions, child custody disputes, child support disputes, adoption, juvenile law, abuse and neglect, property division, and guardianship proceedings. Ms. Piper has successfully argued in front of the Missouri Appellate Court on several occasions. Most notably, Ms. Piper argued in the reported case of Brown v. Shannahan, 141 S.W.3d 77 (Mo.App. E.D. 2004). In Brown, the Court agreed with Ms. Piper and established the following new holding: that the statute governing relocations of parents and minor children did not apply to cases where the court was making an initial determination of paternity and custody.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2016,2014
Client's Choice
2018 2016 2014

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Location

Family Ally
130 S. Bemiston
Suite 608
Saint Louis, MO, 63105

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kathy | August 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Jennifer represented me when my ex took me back to court for a modification of our child support agreement. Jennifer and Alison were very professional, responsive, answered all of my questions, and represented me and my interests better than the firm that handled my initial divorce. I would recommend Jennifer Piper Law to anyone who wants the personal and caring touch she brings to an unpleasant situation.
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Posted by Matthew | June 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer.
Jennifer is a fantastic Lawyer and can help you through ANY situation. She explains every detail thoroughly and explains EVERY possible option so that you can understand everything that is going on. Always stays in contact throughout the entire process. Would trust her in any situation to have you and or your families best interest at heart. Always makes the best out of any difficult situation. Can't recommend her enough or trust her enough.
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Posted by Marcie | November 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
Jennifer represented me for my divorce and again for a modification. I reside in St. Louis County. Talking to her from my first initial phone call to our last conversation was powerful and thorough. What I liked about Jennifer was the honest advice and suggestions made throughout one of life’s hardest situations. Her assistant Alison is also very prompt in responding to emails and phone calls. I felt that my questions were always answered honestly, so there were no surprises. I also felt that Jennifer was very prepared and had all of our ducks in a row before any court hearing. Truthfully it made the process that much more pleasant for me. If you’re looking for a confident, prepared, accessible attorney she’s the one!
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Posted by James | November 8, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I am glad I chose Jennifer to represent me
Due to some life changes, it was time to address my custody agreement that had been broadly written at the time of my divorce. I knew I had a find a lawyer who could represent me and get me what I wanted. I found Family Ally via a search engine and after our initial consultation, knew that Jennifer should represent me. Throughout the whole process, she was very responsive, professional and stood up for me. The process was long and arduous, but in the end, the modification to my custody agreement was exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend Family Ally when looking for a lawyer to represent your best interests.
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Posted by Daniel | November 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
I hired Family Ally (Jennifer Piper) to represent me with an order of protection, in St Louis County in Clayton. They did a Wonderful job, such friendly staff ( Allison Lappe ), everyone involved were helpful with any questions, helping me to understand everything, with fast efficiency no matter the question or concerns. Really believe they know what they are doing. So happy to have found them! I will be referring Family Ally to friends, family, and anyone I think could use there services. Most attorneys run to there next case and don't have time to answer any questions, but Jennifer and Allison are Awesome..
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Posted by Michelle | July 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kind & Professional, made the process seamless
I worked with Family Ally to file my divorce in St. Charles County. I cannot say enough about how great they were to work with. This transition is one of the worst possible life changes and both Jennifer and Allison were so helpful through the entire process, especially in light of it happening during a pandemic. They were kind, supportive and professional the entire way. They made sure to fully explain the process, appropriately manage my expectations and keep communication open through the whole process. I would definitely recommend them for any of your Family Law needs.
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Posted by Kathy | June 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney EVER
Jennifer Piper represented me in my very complicated emotional divorce. She was always available to me to answer all my questions. She is very professional and smart. She guided me thru one of the worst times in my life. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Wendy | May 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Smart!
Jen Piper represented me and guided me thru the hoops of an emotional custody case. She knows the law, the players and the process. She was responsive to all my questions but most of all in the emotional arena of family courts she was smart, level headed and caring. Highly recommend!
Posted by Laura | May 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jennifer R Piper
Jennifer Piper is extremely professional and well versed in family law. She has excellent communication skills and really takes the time to make sure you understand the process. Jennifer is a child advocate to the highest degree. I have known Jennifer to be very compassionate and would recommend her without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Family Law Attorney
I have consulted with Jen regarding child custody at various times over nearly a decade. Jen has a keen understanding of how to navigate the adversarial nature of the family courts. She will get to know you, the players involved in your case, and how to manage expectations while clearing seemingly impossible obstacles to achieve your goals. I recommend her to my friends and colleagues when appropriate.
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Posted by Amy | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The best family child custody and child support lawyer in St Louis
I hired Jennifer for her experience and recommendations. She was thorough understanding knowledgeable and extremely professional. She received information about myself and son ask me questions explained in great detail and won my case!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Would Highly Recommend
Jennifer is excellent. She is very detailed oriented and experienced. She communicates extremely well and always kept me up-to-date on everything. I would highly recommend her to others. She always had my best interest in mind and I knew that I could trust her.
Posted by Justin | January 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney and and Great Advocate!
Jennifer and her team were attentive, knowledgeable, understanding and compassionate during one of the most difficult times of my life. Jennifer took the time to understand me personally and my situation and was a great advocate. She was always available and attentive and I knew she was fighting for me. Knowing that she was on my side made it so much easier for me to have faith in the process. I owe her so much for how she impacted my life in a positive way!
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Posted by Christine | January 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful!
Ms Piper did an excellent job on my law matter. She was very professional and knowledgeable about the laws that had to do with my case(s). I would highly recommend Ms Piper!
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I have known Jennifer for over 14 years and she's always provided me with great service. She answers my questions quickly and is very professional. I've consulted with and/or hired her for a few different matters over the years and I have also recommended her to my friends as well. I've been pleased with my results in the Court system and I believe that this is due to her knowledge and experience. Excellent attorney!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Hired Jennifer Piper for a case & couldn't be happier. Very professional. Always kept us in the know & very quick to make things happen. Would not hesitate to use again & or recommend to others
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer Piper
Jennifer was friendly and extremely efficient. Took the pressure off of me by handling all negotiations in a fair and thorough manner.
Posted by Clarence | December 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review forJennifer Piper
Jennifer was referred to me by a co-worker after my (then) wife had filed for divorce. My first meeting was very pleasant and most informative. Jennifer very professionally presented many options that I had available and demonstrated her vast knowledge of the court system and all of its intricacies to me. She allowed me to make my own decision on how to proceed and then began to aggressively work toward a conclusion of the case. She allowed me to converse with her via email at her convenience and was always very prompt with an answer with all of my questions. Her guidance was impeccable which resulted in a very fair settlement. Jennifer is very personable and easy to talk to. She worked very hard for my case and I am extremely grateful for her service that she provided. It was certainly a pleasure to have Jennifer and her team represent me. I would highly recommend Jennifer Piper to anyone who is seeking a very knowledgeable lawyer for their case. Again, she will be aggressive and non-stop in getting an equitable settlement. I would not hesitate to call on her again the next time I need legal representation.
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Posted by Alec | August 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Communication!
Jennifer was definitely the right attorney for my legal matter. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable personable she did a great job in keeping me informed of the situation every step of the way. Before I would have the opportunity to contact her she was already calling me to give me the latest update. I will not hesitate to reach out to Jennifer in the future.
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Posted by Jennifer | August 2, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Child custody is never easy but working with Jennifer put me at ease, she is very caring and professional. Jennifer was always available when I had questions and always kept my family's best interest in mind. I would recommend her to anyone who has a need for an excellent and dedicated family lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Family Ally, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Reinker, Hamilton & Piper LLC
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Attorney at Law
  • Kruse, Reinker, & Hamilton LLC
  • 2001 - 2013

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brown v. Shannahan, 141 S.W.3d 77 (Mo.App. E.D. 2004)
  • Appeal won; new holding established

Associations

  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • President
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers Family Law, St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Named to Best Law Firms, Family Law, St. Louis
  • US News & World Reports Best Law Firms
  • 2021
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Named to Best Lawyers Family Law, St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Named to Best Law Firms, Family Law, St. Louis
  • US News & World Reports Best Law Firms
  • 2020
  • Women's Justice Award
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2019
  • Named to Best Law Firms, Family Law, St. Louis
  • US News & World Reports Best Law Firms
  • 2019
  • Named to Best Lawyers Family Law, St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Named to Best Law Firms, Family Law, St. Louis
  • US News & World Reports Best Law Firms
  • 2018
  • Named to Best Lawyers Family Law, St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Named to Best Law Firms, Family Law, St. Louis
  • US News & World Reports Best Law Firms
  • 2017
  • Named to Best Lawyers Family Law, St. Louis
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Named to Best Law Firms, Family Law, St. Louis
  • US News & World Reports Best Law Firms
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Missouri Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Up and Coming Lawyer
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Full Day Domestic and Guardian Ad Litem CLE
  • Parent Coordinators
  • 2021
  • Annual Legal Update - Society of Human Resource Management
  • What to Expect and How to Support Your Employee Going through a Divorce or Modification
  • 2019
  • Going Solo: How to Start a Law Firm
  • Going Solo: How to Start a Law Firm
  • 2016
  • Divorce Over 50
  • Divorce over 50
  • 2014
  • Veterans Benefits In Divorce
  • Veterans Benefits in Divorce
  • 2013
  • Finding and Preserving Electronic Evidence
  • Electronic Evidence
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (8)
Endorse Jennifer
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is a highly experienced family law attorney. She is a strong knowledge of the law and is very professional."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an excellent attorney. She is very knowledgeable and a conscientious and skilled advocate for her client."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Piper is very well regarded by the legal community and very skilled at representing her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Jennifer several times representing opposing parties. She is hard working, bright, and professional and is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of family law from high asset divorces to high conflict child custody cases, Jennifer plans her work and works her plan. She is highly respected in the legal community and with good reason."
Family Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is always well prepared and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jennifer when she has been appointed Guardian ad Litem on my cases. She is a fantastic guardian and is very accessible to the parties."
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Saint Louis Family Lawyer Jennifer R. Piper
Jennifer R. Piper
Family Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 22 years
Virtual consultation available