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Blase & Associates, LLC is a St. Louis and Metro East area Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited law firm practicing primarily in the estate planning, elder care, tax, asset protection and probate areas.  The firm was formed in 1999 by James G. Blase, an AV Preeminent rated estate planning attorney, after spending the first 17 years of his legal career with two large downtown law firms.  Mr. Blase is also an adjunct professor of estate planning at St. Louis University School of Law. 

The firm's mission is to offer the finest quality estate and tax planning services available today, but at deeply discounted billing rates.  The firm also prides itself in the promptness of its services, usually completing drafts of estate planning documents within one to two weeks of meeting with clients.



Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 75%
    34 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 10%
    34 years
  3. Tax: 5%
    34 years
  4. Corporate: 5%
    34 years
  5. Probate: 5%
    34 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I strongly endorse Jim. He is one of the brightest, most innovative problem solvers I have encountered practicing law. His legal scholarship and passionate advocacy make him a preeminent lawyer in the estate planning field.


    Francis Buckley Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Douglas John Antonio

    I highly recommend Jim. He is preeminent in his field and highest standards of ethics. I recommend him without reservation.


    Douglas Antonio Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Blase and Associates LLC

Po Box 31158
Des Peres, MO, 63131-0158


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198305/11/2016
MOGood Standing, Active198101/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wealth Advisor With HeartTrusts & Estates Magazine, New York, N.Y.2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSt. Louis University Law School2009 - Present
PartnerArmstrong Teasdale1995 - 1998
PartnerThompson Coburn1981 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
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Publication nameTitleDate
VariousSee websiteN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxatioinLL.M - Master of Laws1982
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
John Carroll UniversityAccounting and FinanceBSBA1978
Speaking engagements
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VariousSee websiteN/A