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Michael J. Kruse

Divorce and separation Attorney at O Fallon, MO

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    All areas of family law, including, but not limited to, divorce, legal separation, adoption, custody, child support, and guardianship.

    33 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    Car accidents, slip-and-falls, medical negligence (malpractice), and any other personal injury cause by the negligent conduct of another person, business or government agency.

    33 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    Representation of persons charged with any type of crime. Have tried over 25 jury trials with successful outcomes in nearly all jury tried cases. Have tried thousands of court tried cases.

    33 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Elder law
    All areas of estate planning from simple Wills to Complex Medicare Trusts and Special needs Trusts as part of an overall estate plan package that include Living Wills, Health Care Directives and General Powers of Attorney,

    33 years, 3,001 cases

     I was born and raised in the St. Louis area.  I attended J.F. Kennedy High School, then attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated in 1984 with joint BA Degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Philosophy.  After graduating Washington University I decided that I wanted to attend Law School "away" from him and attended Marquette University Law School, in Marquettte, Wisconsin, where I obtained my juris doctorate degree in 1987.

     Upon graduationg Marquette Law School, I immediately took a position as an Assistant District Attorney's position with the Walworth County District Attorneys's Office where I remained for approximately two (2) years, prior to returning to my home in Missouri. During my tenure with the Walworth County District Attorney's Office I tried thousands of court tried cases and over twenty (20) jury trials, resulting in twenty (20) convictions; including second chairing a First Degree Murder trial.

     Upon returning to St. Louis to take the Missouri Bar Exam, I took a position with a commercial litigation law firm in Clayton, then named "Klamen, Danna & Shaw, P.C.". My position with Klamen, Danna & Shaw, P.C., I served as second in command in the Commercial Litigation Department.  While with Klamen, Danna & Shaw, P.C., I obtained my Law License in the State of Illinoiis.

     In late 1989 I left Klamen, Danna & Shaw, P.C., to start my own practice in O'Fallon, Missouri where I have maintained a general law practice, practicing in all areas of law, especially those involving litigation.  I have maintained my general practice in O'Fallon now for nearly 27 years.


Licensed for 35 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 01/01/2023
State IL
Status Voluntarily Inactive
Acquired 1990
Updated 01/06/2023
State WI
Status Resigned
Acquired 1987
Updated 12/05/2022

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Kruse Law Office
225 South Main Street
Suite 250
O Fallon, MO, 63366-2866


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  • Hourly Rates $ 187-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kruse Law Office
  • 1990 - Present
  • Commercial Litigation Specialist
  • Klamen, Danna & Shaw, P.C.
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Walworth County Da's Office
  • 1987 - 1989


  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Leah E. Day, et al. v. Pamela M. Hupp, et al.
  • Judgment in favor of my client

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