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Gary Stewart Heggs

Probate Attorney at Saint Charles, MO

4.7   14 reviews

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Received Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) in 1983; graduated with Honor of Distinction; Editor in Chief of the Urban Lawyer; member of Law Review of UMKC

Practicing Law in St. Louis/St. Charles area since 1985

I was born in 1952 and grew up in the St. Louis area (Manchester/Ballwin) attending the Parkway schools; I attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Il. I married my wife, Luanne, in 1975. We have two children: Ryan and Laura. I attended University of Missouri School of Law (Kansas City) and graduated in 1983. After working for Judge Shangler at the Missouri court of Appeals for a year I have been in private practice law since 1985

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Licensed for 39 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 01/01/2023

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Gary Heggs, Attorney at Law
201 N Kingshighway St
Saint Charles, MO, 63301-1611

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Posted by Karen | January 17, 2021
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Special Needs Trust
Gary has helped me on several occasions. He was very caring and compassionate during the process of securing a Trust for my handicapped son. Gary takes the time to get specifics for individual needs then explains the process step by step. His office staff are exceptional. I can highly recommend Gary for any estate planning or settlements.
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Posted by Vida | November 19, 2019
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Easy Peasy
I needed to have my will done. Gary went over my options with me and explained every detail clearly. I had several questions and he explained everything. After the initial meeting, he supplied forms for me to review via email. We changed a few things, and had a final meeting for the signings and notarizing. What I initially thought would be stressful turned out to be easy peasy. I would highly recommend Gary Heggs for Estate Planning and Wills.
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Posted by Austin | July 25, 2018
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Great Lawyer
He was very professional and had knowledgeable about my case and took care of me in a timely manner with little obligation on my part.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
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Wonderful experience with estate planning.
It has been my pleasure working with Gary on 3 seperate occassions -assisting in estate planning for a dear friendwho had a huge list of assets; then my Mother,s estate plannning needed to be reviewed due to a new state move. As both of these experiences were effortless with Gary,s help and expertise, I personally finalized my estate planning. He is both knowledgeable, and a pleasureto work with. I highly recommend using this attorney for any legal needs you may have!
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Posted by Ty | June 5, 2018
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Integrity and trustworthy
Gary has extensive knowledge in many areas and has been invaluable as my attorney. I’m glad to know him and call him a friend.
Posted by John | May 30, 2018
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Will
Gary helped us make out our 2 last wills. Very helpful and happy to explain everything.
Posted by Lynda | May 30, 2018
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Estate Planning
In less than six months, Mr. Heggs settled my deceased husband's unusually difficult estate. He secured an Order of Refusal of Letters to Surviving Spouse, resulting in Title of Property, vested in my name; then advised me of steps to secure a Lien Release on my own, thus saving me money. I followed his suggestions and secured said Lien Release. He also drew-up my Last Will and Testament; Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive; HIPAA Release and Authorization; Declaration (Living Will); General Durable Power of Attorney. He also advised me of steps to secure a Beneficiary Deed, which I accomplished. Mr.Heggs came highly-recommended through friends, and I am passing-on this high recommendation to anyone requiring the service of a competent attorney. He also has the added advantage of what I refer to as a "desk-side" manner...he sincerely cares about his clients.
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Posted by Pam | May 24, 2018
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Will and other estate and health documents.
Gary advised my mother and myself on setting up end of life/estate documents. My mother recently passed away and had everything in order per Gary's advice. It has made the difficult task of handling her estate far less complicated than we expected.
Posted by LINDA | May 23, 2018
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PROFESSIONAL AND THOROUGH GUIDE
MR. HEGGS WAS HIRED BY ME TO REVIEW ALL MY LEGAL DOCUMENTS AND MAKE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WOULD HELP MY ESTATE SHOULD I DIE SUDDENLY. I AM A VERY PRACTICAL 68 YEAR OLD FEMALE WHO HAS HIRED SEVERAL ATTORNEYS OVER MY LIFETIME. I KNOW A QUALITY THOROUGH RECOMMENDATION WHEN I HEAR IT AND HE IS KIND AND PATIENT IN EXPLAINING ALL DETAILS UPON WHICH I NEEDED CLARITY!!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2018
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estate planning
We had Mr. Heggs do some estate planning for us several years ago. He was very thorough and helpful in translating the legal terms into layman's language.
Posted by Marcia | May 15, 2018
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Honest and smart
Gary Heggs reviewed our case. He recommended using an attorney in closer proximity to the situation. Everything he told us was spot on with the complexities and procedures. Also, he has represented others I know and each have found him to be knowledgeable and compassionate.
Posted by Carol | March 30, 2017
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Excellent Advice and Service
Gary Heggs has been our attorney for many years. He assisted my father-in-law in arranging his affairs and later in settling his estate. He came to our assistance on a real estate matter, which was of some urgency, and came off a vacation day to advise us on how to proceed. He prepared our wills and healthcare directives, and helped us navigate the confusing language on some of our investments. Gary has always provided excellent service and carefully considered and timely advice. I have recommended Gary to anyone who asks about who we use for legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2015
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Trustworthy and honest
We have been clients of Gary Heggs for many years. He has helped us to navigate several contracts, and advised us in different situations. He is thorough and we trust his advice. We appreciate his efforts on our behalf.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2014
You cannot trust Gary Heggs to do the work you hire him to do!
Mr. Heggs agreed to take the signed Beneficiary Deed he drafted for my elderly mother to be recorded with the county. He also agreed to do title research for me concerning my mother's house. Unfortunately, he did not do either of these activities for me, and as a result, I incurred an additional $4000 in attorney's fees (different attorney) and delays on the closing of my now deceased mother's house. He then had the gall to bill me for the services he did not provide. Throughout this process, I had to call him multiple times to confirm the receipt of documents and progress on the case (I do not live in Missouri). You cannot trust this attorney to do the work he was hired to do.
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gary S Heggs, Attorney
  • 1985 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Stevens, US District Court, Kansas City
  • 1983 - 1983
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Shangler, The Missouri Court Of Appeals
  • 1983 - 1984

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • MacMurray College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974

Associations

  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Pat Jones Award
  • Greenway Network
  • 2017

Publications

  • The Urban Lawyer
  • Co Author: Robert Frelich - The Community Communication Case: A Return To The Dark Ages Before Home Rule
  • 1983
  • Kansas Law Review
  • Member
  • 1983
  • The Urban Lawyer
  • Editor-in-chief
  • 1983
  • Kansas Law Review
  • Member
  • 1982
  • The Urban Lawyer
  • Staff Member
  • 1982
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Saint Charles Probate Lawyer Gary Stewart Heggs
Gary Stewart Heggs
Probate Attorney
Saint Charles, MO
Licensed for 39 years