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Edward Albert Gilkerson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   9 reviews
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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 24 years
    Missouri - MO 35 years
    Kansas - KS 33 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1999
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1988
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1990
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Edward

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With his 30 years of being in practice, Ed Gilkerson offers his expertise, experience and knowledge to his clients. Our goal is to provide our clients in the Saint Louis Metropolitan area with quality and effective legal services. We have successfully represented both men and women with their legal matters. Our approach is a down to earth perspective. We offer an objective assessment to our clients of the risks involved in their legal matters. We believe that our clients need to know the risks involved in order to make the best decision in their individual situation. Our goal is to identify our client’s goals and expectations and offer the necessary legal advice to satisfy their legal situations. Complimentary Consultation. We offer a free initial consultation, either in person or by telephone. We help our clients with all of their Family Law needs including:


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Law Office of Edward A. Gilkerson
3980 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Suite 250
Saint Louis, MO, 63127


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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
Quick and Painless Divorce
Mr. Gilkerson handled my divorce in Jefferson County. It was very quick and he made sure that I was aware of what was going on at all times. Very thorough and efficient.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2014
Very effective and helpful attorney for those of us from outside of MO.
I was very lucky to have such a great attorney like Ed Gilkerson on my side. I was in a financial dispute with someone in St. Louis, MO and I was in NJ. Mr. Gilkerson was able to win my confidence and apprise me of all the happenings in St. Louis through phone/email communications very effectively. Not only did I feel safe with retaining Ed from so far away, I felt as if I was in a comptetitive advantage against the person with whom I had the dispute because my attorney was so well prepared and knowlegable of the local court system. I would recommend Ed to anyone who would need an attorney to handle their financial disputes.
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Posted by Chris | December 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick and Effective Estate Planning
Ed, came by high recommendation of one of his past colleagues, to help me establish a solid estate plan for my growing family. His approach was very simple and communication effective in translating legal impacts of the planning process to best meet my personal needs. I'd highly recommend for anyone else who is considering needs to ensure their assets have a long range plan intact. Ed, was also very flexible in helping me get this done in the midst of a hectic work schedule...he made himself available as needed to maintain good forward progress to completion.
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Posted by Deborah | October 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Excellent results, well prepared
Ed handled my initial divorce, and a few years later, handled my case again when there was an attempt to modify the custody and support settlement. Through the course of three pre-trial conferences, he kept me informed and gave excellent counsel. At the end of the third conference, we attempted to make a settlement offer, which was denied. We ended up going to trial. I wasn't all that excited it went so far, though that was due to the other involved party and not Ed. When we got to court, Ed was extremely prepared. We had so much information available for the judge to review, significantly moreso than the other party. And when it came to questioning the involved parties, I felt Ed did an excellent job of getting to the point, asking the most important and relevant questions. The judge found completely in our favor, and I know that had everything to do with how well prepared Ed was, and how he presented all the information in court. I would highly recommend Ed.
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Posted by Maggie | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Supportive and Compassionate throughout Divorce Process
Ed took over as my divorce attorney when I was not happy with my previous one. He immediately knew what had to be done. I was so confused with divorce laws, it's proceedings, the language and Ed Gilkerson was attentive and put me at ease with his ability to explain in terms for me to understand. Ed is very knowledgeable about the whole divorce process, it's laws and it's intricacies. He was always responsive to any of my questions throughout my divorce and I felt like I could trust him with my best interest.
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Posted by Katie | October 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kind and Compassionate
In a world filled with certain greed and opportunism, Mr. Gilkerson has been a beacon of hope, providing a greater faith in humanity. I went through the tough tragedy of divorce and my legal representation was phenomenal. Not only did Mr. Gilkerson handle all responsiblilities of legal counsel flawlessly; he was kind, courteous, and compassionate. If you are in need of an attorney, I highly recommend considering Ed Gilkerson.
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Posted by Ted | July 15, 2015
Informative and Kind
Ed was always responsive to me in a dispute I had with a tenant, and was very informative. He listened, was willing to look over all relevant documents in the consultation phase, and was a steady, calming influence in a difficult time. I would absolutely work with him again; it was a great experience. In general I found him to be reasonable, kind, and intelligent. I can only imagine him being fantastic in a trial situation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2014
When the husband I trusted for decades turned out to be untrustworthy and untruthful, I turned to Ed Gilkerson and his staff to handle my divorce. Ed was always ready to listen, advise, and guide me. Thanks to Ed and his crew, I was able to get the settlement I felt was fair and reasonable for me.
Posted by Beth | April 6, 2014
I recommend Ed Gilkerson
Ed Gilkerson managed a difficult separation from a business partner for my company about 2 years ago. I found him to be effective and efficient. The matter was resolved quickly and respectfully. I highly recommend Ed Gilkerson for any small business legal needs.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Cohen McNeile & Pappas
  • 1998 - Present
  • Founder, Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Edward A Gilkerson
  • 1993 - Present
  • Associate
  • Weir Hockensmith & Sherby
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Buck Bohm, & Stein
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Associate
  • Moser & Marsalek, PC
  • 1988 - 1989
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  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Mediator
  • 2008
  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Quincy University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (22)
Endorse Edward
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Ed Gilkerson. I have worked with Ed several times and found him to be very bright and easy to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a smart and hard-working lawyer. He represents his clients with zeal and intelligence."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Ed Gilkerson since 1991 and had the pleasure of working with him as a fellow lawyer at my first job. He has always been a reputable and ethical attorney who enjoys that practice of law and treats his clients with respect and courtesy. in litigation matters he got along well with the other side and was respected by his opponents. Over the years Ed has gained knowledge in areas such as domestic law, corporate and business matters and estate planning. I endorse and recommend Ed as an attorney in these areas of the law."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked against and with Ed over the years. While I have endorsed him for "Business", I have also referred divorce and estate planning matters to him. He is an excellent attorney and I am confident that my clients that I refer to Ed will be well represented"
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed is a fine attorney and is well respected in the St. Louis legal community. I strongly endorse Ed!"
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Saint Louis Divorce and separation Lawyer Edward Albert Gilkerson
Edward Albert Gilkerson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation