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Joan A. Coulter is the founding attorney of The Coulter Law Firm, LLC.  With more than a decade experience, Joan focuses her practice on Family Law, and Litigation.  She counsels clients on their rights and case strategy in Dissolutions, Paternity Actions, Motions to Modify, Adoptions, and concerning Child or Spousal Support.  Her services include:


Dissolution of marriages, legal separations, annulments, establishing paternity, establishing custody, establishing visitation, child support, grandparent's rights, domestic violence restraining orders, temporary orders of protection, adoptions, name changes, emancipation, prenuptial agreements, post/antinuptial agreements, and modifications of existing court judgments.


Also, Joan has had extensive experience as a Guardian ad Litem, advocating for the best interest of children during court proceedings.


She sets herself apart from other attorneys in the community by the level of involvement and personalized care she gives her clients.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
    15 years
  2. Prenuptials: 25%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. Speeding Ticket: 5%
  5. Wills: 5%



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. She is thorough, responsive, and very understanding. She is able to breakdown the most complicated matters into easy and simple pieces. This is extremely important in order to achieve success as a family law expert. I genuinely appreciate her.


    Anthony Gray Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Leigh Joy Carson

    I endorse this lawyer. Joan is very well-versed in the law and a skilled practitioner who always puts her client's needs first. She is very well-respected by attorneys and judges, particularly in cases involving children with educational challenges.


    Leigh Carson Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Coulter Law Firm, LLC

222 S. Central Ave
Suite 600
St. Louis, MO, 63105


MOGood Standing, Active200101/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Thanks and AppreciationSpecial School District2000
Alumnae of the YearSaint Joseph AcademyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Coulter Law Firm, LLC2012 - Present
OwnerJoan A. Coulter, Attorney & Counselor at Law2002 - 2012
AssociateYates & May2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Charles County Bar Associationmember2015 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationJuvenile Law Committee2004 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationEducational Law committee2004 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
National Association of Professional WomenMember2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ConfidentialFavorable outcomes!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Town and Style MagazineQ & A With The Experts - Protecting Your Future2013
Town & Style St. LouisRunning the Show2013
Town & Style St. LouisFamily-Owned Businesses2013
USA TodayQuoted within "Benefits for posthumously conceived children considered"2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Southern California Law SchoolEducationMS - Master of ScienceN/A
University of Southern California Law SchoolEducationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SAFETI Program and the Role of the Guardian ad LitemRepresenting Parents in Juvenile Court2014