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Robert N. Hamilton practices primarily in the area of family law. He also handles criminal cases, estate planning and civil litigation. He received a communications degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received his law degree from St. Louis University.

Mr. Hamilton has extensive trial experience in all areas of family law. His trial experience in family law ranges from simple non-contested divorces to complex custody issues representing parents and children. His previous trial experience in civil litigation included complex multi-state litigation involving breach of contract claims between franchisor and franchisee in federal and state courts.

Mr. Hamilton is a frequent lecturer for continuing education programs. He has presented many seminars locally, and has lectured for numerous nationwide Webinars for attorneys, legal assistants and financial planners in the domestic field.


Mr. Hamilton is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the St. Louis County Bar Association. He was admitted to practice before the Missouri State Courts, the Federal District Courts and the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Hamilton previously served in the Brentwood Lions Club, the Supervised Visitation & Exchange Planning Committee for the St. Louis County Court, and was an Executive Board Member of Friends of Kids. Mr. Hamilton is regularly appointed by the judges in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County as a Guardian ad litem to represent and protect children and as a Commissioner to sell real estate and to decide discovery disputes. Mr. Hamilton is also appointed to mediate custody and other divorce issues.


Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 34%
  2. Litigation: 33%
  3. Family: 33%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jay Gerard Galmiche

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had several divorce cases with Bob, as the opposing attorney, that involved multiple days of trial. Bob in an excellent trial attorney. He is very knowledgeable about divorce related laws.


    Jay Galmiche Family Attorney
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Contact info

Reinker, Hamilton & Piper LLC

2016 South Big Bend Boulevard
St. Louis, MO, 63117-2404


MOGood Standing, Active198701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Named to Best Lawyers Family Law, St. LouisBest Lawyers in America2016
Named to Best Law Firms, Family Law, St. LouisUS News & World Reports Best Law Firms2016
Named to Best Lawyers St. Louis Family LawBest Lawyers in America2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawReinker, Hamilton & Piper LLC2013 - Present
Attorney at LawKruse, Reinker & Hamilton LLC1995 - 2013
Attorney At LawThe Todt Law Firm PC1993 - 1995
Attorney at LawSusman, Schermer, Rimmel & Shifrin LLC1989 - 1993
Attorney at LawKaveney Beach Bond Ullum & Burcke1985 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Brentwood High SchoolAssistant Wrestling Coach2008 - Present
Missouri BarMember1987 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember1987 - Present
St. Louis County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Brentwood Lions ClubTreasurerN/A
Friends of Heritage HouseBoard MemberN/A
Brentwood Lions ClubVice PresidentN/A
St. Louis County Court, Visitation and Exchange Planning CommitteeExecutive Committee MemberN/A
Friends of Heritage HouseTreasurerN/A
Lawyers for KidsTreasurerN/A
Lawyers for KidsBoard MemberN/A
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisYoung Lawyers Division Committee Chair1995 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brown v. ShannahanNew Holding Established
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
QDRO's and Tax Issues in DivorceQDRO's and Tax Issues in Divorce2016
Past Marriages' Effect on Current DivorcePast Marriages' Effect on Current Divorce2016
Family Law for ParalegalsFamily Law for Paralegals2015
Dividing Debt in DivorceDividing Debt in Divorce2015
Divorce Post-Judgment: Appeals, Enforcement and Modifications Live Video WebcastDivorce Post-Judgment: Appeals, Enforcement and Modifications2014
Divorce for Clients Over 50Divorce for Clients Over 502014
Dividing Trust Assets In DivorceDividing Trust Assets In Divorce2014
Dividing Debt in Divorce Live Video WebcastDividing Debt in Divorce2014
Veteran's Benefits in Divorce Live TeleconferenceVeterans Benefits in Divorce2013
QDROs and Tax Issues in Divorce Live Video WebcastQDROs and Tax Issues in Divorce2013
Family Law for Paralegals and Advanced Family Law Live Video ConfernceFamily Law for Paralegals and Advanced Family Law2013
Complex Assets in Divorce Live Video WebcastComplex Assets in Divorce2013
Advanced Family Law: A Paralegal's GuideAdvanced Family Law: A Paralegal's Guide2013
A Paralegal’s Guide and Dividing Debt in Divorce Live Video WebcastA Paralegal’s Guide and Dividing Debt in Divorce2013
The Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law In MissouriThe Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law In Missouri2001