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Christopher M. Barclay

Business Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Michigan - MI 1 year
    Missouri - MO 36 years
    Ohio - OH 37 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State MI
    Acquired 2022
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1987
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1986
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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Christopher M. Barclay, Attorney at Law
1110 Clayton Place Dr.
Saint Louis, MO, 63131

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Posted by Rich | March 12, 2014
High Integrity, Trusted, Experienced, and Capable Lawyer---30 Years and Counting!
Chris Barclay has served as our family's attorney for nearly 30 years. Over the last 20 years as my personal attorney, Chris has provided outstanding estate planning and legal counsel for family and personal trusts, wills, ILITS, POAs. Prior to becoming my personal attorney, Chris served my grandfather in a similar capacity, however he was involved in a wider variety of contract, real estate, tax, and business law. Chris is a trusted and valued advisor to my family and I look forward to Chris continuing in this role on behalf of our children in the future. His consistency, dependability, availability, and quality of advice are just a few of the reasons why Chris will continue to serve as our legal counsel. I appreciate his conservative approach to estate and tax planning as I know that all of our legal documents and strategies will withstand legal tests and protect our interests for the long term. Chris is very disciplined in how he documents his effortization against our needs and I have found him to be affordable in terms of giving our family access to his extensive experience in areas that matters to us. One more point, because estate and tax laws are constantly changing, I appreciate how Chris works hard to stay on top of the laws, how to protect our interests, as well as differences by state. What gives me great confidence in his value is that we are not constantly changing our strategies and tactics based on the latest tax court rulings and the like which helps me sleep at night knowing that our wishes and intentions are well articulated in our legal documents. I strongly recommend Chris to anyone seeking a highly capable attorney that knows how to integrate your family's interests into legal documents that protect your wealth and execute your intentions in all matters relating to estate planning.
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Posted by Dave | February 22, 2014
Pleased to give my review of working with Chris Barclay
I have worked with Chris on both my own personal matters and those of several of my clients. Chris has always been able to respond quickly to the issues requiring attention and my referrals have always resulted in a positive response from the client being referred. There is no better indication of my confidence in Chris than my continued willingness to refer business to him.
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Posted by Clark | February 18, 2014
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Chris has handled both family law and business law issues for me and done and excellent job. He is always very responsive and explains things at your level. His greatest asset is applying common sense to a legal matters. Chris provides his clients options and recommendations taking into account cost and probably of success factors.
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Posted by Bill | February 17, 2014
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Chris is very down to earth, and easy to work with. He took over for another attny who had spent a year trying to resolve an issue. Chris settled this favorably in less than 2 weeks. We have since used Chris to prepare legal documents for our parents, which were done to our great satisfaction and at a very reasonable fee.
Posted by Pamela | February 17, 2014
Dependable Atttorney
Knowledgable in many areas of law, but just in time I was thrilled to know he was a trust lawyer. My husband and I have hired trust lawyers in the past and Chris by far is the most reliable, friendly, and accessible.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2014
Responsive, affordable and very helpful.
Chris has helped me with numerous business matters and and also with reviewing a trust. He has been more than helpful with both business and personal matters. In a few cases, he addressed and corrected issues in agreements and a personal trust from previous attorneys that I had worked with. Chris has proven to be more affordable and knowledgeable than the previous attorneys I have hired. I highly recommend Chris Barclay for both business and personal matters.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Christopher M. Barclay, Attorney-at-Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Husch & Eppenberger
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Partner
  • Ziercher & Hocker
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Partner
  • Herzog Crebs
  • 1987 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Shifrin & Treiman
  • 1986 - 1987
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  • Washington University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1991
  • Northern Kentucky University - Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Kentucky
  • BBA
  • 1983


  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
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Real estate Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgable and effective lawyer in his community."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris applies his professional knowledge and expertise very effectively to educate his clients and to satisfy their estate planning and business planning objectives. Chris has earned an excellent reputation among lawyers through his diligence and integrity, and among his clients by exceeding their expectations. He is accessible, thorough, and reasonable."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Chris for a number of years both in his capacity as a private corporate attorney and as outside general counsel to a mid-sized local manufacturer. First rate work and reliability all around."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have the utmost respect for Chris' ability."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with Chris for 11 years with mutual clients. He is knowledgeable, thorough and creative."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Louis Business Lawyer Christopher M. Barclay
Christopher M. Barclay
Business Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 37 years