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Our firm is dedicated to providing compassionate service to our clients during the most trying time of their lives. Family strife is wrought with tension and we aim to provide the highest quality service possible.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 95%
    19 years, 500 cases
  2. Appeals: 5%
    19 years, 150 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Ross W. Buehler

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Contact info

6 Westbury Dr.
St. Charles, MO, 63301-2542

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199708/10/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199701/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rookie Prosecutor of the YearMissouri Child Support Prosecutors2000
Judge Dowd Award for Excellence in Appellate AdvocacyPrivate award1996
Top class awards for 3 classesSt. Louis Univeristy School of Law1996
Trial Advocacy AwardPrivate1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Family Law Group, LLC2000 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
MemberSupreme Court E-filing Committee2012 - Present
Missouri Supreme Court Child Support SubcommitteeMember2010 - Present
St. Charles County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smythe v. FunkVictory
Southard v. SouthardVictory
Klein v. Depart of Senior SvcsVictory
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookRights of the Unwed2012
Juvenile Law CLEMissouri Bar CLE2011
Family Law ChapterMissouri Bar CLE2009
Family Law Case law updateMissouri Bar CLE2009
Missouri Bar Family LawMissouri Bar Family Law Supplement2009
Missouri Bar CLEMissouri Bar Family Law2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Missouri State BarChild Support2012
Missouri Bar case law updateFamiily law case law update2011
Missouri Family Law Conferencefamily Law CLE for Missouri2010
Missouri Bar Family Court ConferenceEmancipation Proclamation: Abatement v. Termination2010
Missouri BarHow to calculate child support2009
Missouri Bar case law updatefamily Law CLE for Missouri2008