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Robert J. Guinness

Government Attorney at Saint Charles, MO

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 35 years
    Missouri - MO 36 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 40 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1988
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1988
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1983
    Retired No misconduct found

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

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Applying experience, creativity, and skill to solve our clients'  problems.

There are litigators and then there are trial attorneys.  Litigators push paper and generate legal fees.  Trial attorneys resolve disputes.  Robert Guinness counts himself as one of the trial attorneys.  Over the past 30+ years, Robert Guinness has represented clients in a wide range of practice areas, including construction litigation, civil litigation, real estate, business formation, employment law, and municipal law.  This variety of disciplines gives him unique insights into solving his clients' problems from many different perspectives. 

He has written educational materials for other lawyers, including an authoritative work on Mechanics Liens in Missouri.  Mr. Guinness serves as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association's Construction Industry Panel.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry.

Mr. Guinness represents clients in the state and federal courts of both Missouri and Illinois.  He has argued appellate cases in the Missouri Supreme Court, Missouri Court of Appeals, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits.  He served as a legal assistant (law clerk) to a Circuit Judge of the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and also to a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.


Guinness & Buehler LLC
50 Hill Pointe Ct Ste 200
Saint Charles, MO, 63303-3889


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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Saint Joseph's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979


  • Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association
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  • Missouri Bar, Municipal Law Committee
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  • Missouri Bar, Construction Law Committee
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
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  • American Bar Association Construction Law Forum
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

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Saint Charles Government Lawyer Robert J. Guinness
Robert J. Guinness
Government Attorney
Saint Charles, MO
Licensed for 40 years