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Joan Amendola Coulter

Divorce and separation Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   9 reviews

About Joan

Learn Joan’s areas of practice.

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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Licensed for 21 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/21/2022

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

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The Coulter Law Firm, LLC
8820 Ladue Road
Suite 203
Saint Louis, MO, 63141

Reviews

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Posted by Tony | April 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical
Joan represent me for family court. My daughter's father was taking me to court for custody issues. Joan did a great job! So much that I wanted to hire her for my daughter GAL. My daughter's father passed away and my husband is adopting her. Joan let me know that she cannot represent my daughter because it would be a conflict of interest. She recommend a colleague.
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Posted by Gwen and Jim | December 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joan has been a blessing to our family!
We have used Joan's insight and experience twice now in 5 years - I cannot begin to express our gratitude for her help. Not only does she have a great knowledge of Missouri laws, she is compassionate, has great insight, can fall back on years of her experience and she is extremely supportive. She responds quickly and professionally. I never once felt as if I was not aware of what was happening, or that she was too busy to answer any of my many questions. If you need great, professional, informed assistance with a family court issue, Joan is the person you should use. She intercedes, interprets, and guides you with compassion and knowledge. Thank you Joan!
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Posted by Rene | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Efficient, Straight-Shooter
Joan is efficient, fast, time-conscious and very cost effective. She made excellent recommendations for outside professionals' services and refused to move forward without some of those services, which proved to be invaluable. She is very clear, precise, organized, on-time, and prompt at returning calls. I had a very complicated legal situation, and Joan handled it expertly. She cuts through the confusion in a situation and tells you what you need to hear. Joan believes in what is right and will fight for her client to get what is fair. She will tell you if you are being unreasonable, and she will also help you to hang in there until you get a just and reasonable outcome, even if you feel like quitting. She doesn't beat up the opposition, but she doesn't back down either. I was very fortunate to have Joan as my attorney. I absolutely recommend her. She is excellent.
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Posted by Dana | January 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The right balance of everything you want in a lawyer
Joan is consultative, respectful, and most importantly, driven to get you what you need on the unfortunate instance of needing a lawyer (it's usually under poor circumstances, right?). Joan was the right amount of aggressive and I never doubted for a second that she would help me get what I need, and I had a relatively easy divorce. I highly recommend Joan for anyone. Considering a lawyer was needed in the first place, I had the best possible outcome of a quality lawyer. Absolutely hire Joan.
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Posted by Karen | December 18, 2014
Joan is the tiger in the court.
Since my daughters death I have had to deal with several attorneys. Joan has been the 5 star attorney & I would tell everyone WHY WOULD YOU USE ANYONE ELSE?
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2014
Trustworthy and honest
Ms . Coulter represented me following a traffic incident. She was prompt, respectful and professional. I was extremely pleased with every aspect of this relationship. I have and will continue to recommend Ms. Coulter to family and friends.
Posted by Gloria | July 5, 2013
Joan Coulter quickly responded to my question online and contacted me shortly after. I'm very happy with her.
Never once did Joan try and rush my conversation with her. I found her very friendly and knowledgeable. I have hired her because I feel very comfortable talking with her and trustworthy with handling my estate planning and will. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Theresa | February 8, 2013
Knowdedgeable , Courteous, Well Respected
Joan represented me through my divorce a little over a year ago. Although it was the most emotionally upsetting life event I have ever experienced, Joan assisted me in moving past the emotional aspects and helped me to realize the importance of making the right decisions for my future. Joan is very knowledgeable regarding Missouri divorce laws, courteous to work with, and well-respected by her peers. I would highly recommend Joan.
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Posted by Alice | December 12, 2012
Intelligent, Well Respected, Fabulous
I have worked with Joan on a few occasions. She is always prompt, informed, and helpful. Joan is well respected in the legal community and works with her colleagues to get the best outcomes. I highly recommend Joan and her team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Coulter Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • Joan A. Coulter, Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • 2002 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Yates & May
  • 2001 - 2002

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Southern California
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1977
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Favorable outcomes!

Associations

  • Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Women's Lawyer Association of St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Juvenile Law Committee
  • 2004 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Educational Law committee
  • 2004 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Thanks and Appreciation
  • Special School District
  • 2000
  • Alumnae of the Year
  • Saint Joseph Academy
  • N/A

Publications

  • Town and Style Magazine
  • Q & A With The Experts - Protecting Your Future
  • 2013
  • Town & Style St. Louis
  • Running the Show
  • 2013
  • Town & Style St. Louis
  • Family-Owned Businesses
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • SAFETI Program and the Role of the Guardian ad Litem
  • Representing Parents in Juvenile Court
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (36)
Endorse Joan
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Joan and I worked together on a recent case. Joan showed a thorough knowledge of domestic relations law and advocated zealously for her client to obtain a successful result."
Family Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joan is a highly experienced attorney and has a strong knowledge of family law. She is very professional."
Family Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have become familiar with Ms. Coulter's legal skill from her exposure on Avvo. She has the right answers and knows what to do. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joan has been the opposing attorney on divorce/child custody case. She is very knowledgeable and a skilled negotiator. Joan is an excellent attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joan is a fantastic attorney. If you have a family law matter, I would highly recommend Joan to anyone looking for a strong advocate."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Although I do not know Ms. Coulter personally, in answers to questions on this site, I have had the opportunity to review many written by her by and her advice is always very sound and well reasoned."
Family Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer is very caring and has the knowledge and expertise to get the job done."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In Saint Louis, you cannot find a better lawyer for Divorce, Alimony, Maintenance, Separation, Child Custody, or Child Support. Her reputation in the legal community is unmatched. Clients I refer her consistantly say she won their case."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is highly competent, easy to work with, and well-respected in her field."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Coulter is one of the finest family lawyers in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joan really cares about her clients, and is always looking out for their best interest. She is a fantastic courtroom attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a great relationship with clients and peers in the community and she is as compassionate as she is patient."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joan is a well experienced, caring and thoughtful attorney who superbly represents her clients in one of the more emotionally charged areas of the law. Her ability to find win/win solutions to family problems makes her one of the better family law attorneys in the metropolitan area."
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Saint Louis Divorce and separation Lawyer Joan Amendola Coulter
Joan Amendola Coulter
Divorce and separation Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 21 years
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