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Charles J Moore

Estate planning Attorney at Saint Charles, MO

5.0   17 reviews

About Charles

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Charles Moore has practiced law all over the United States.  He began his career in Southern California in 2005.  A few years later, he moved across the country to practice law in the Princeton, New Jersey area.  He has always practiced primarily in the estate planning / probate and elder law field, along with having significant experience in representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust litigation matters.  This has been by design since he is passionate about these practice areas.  


In 2009, Charles took a great opportunity to move back home to St. Louis, Missouri and open his own practice, Legacy Law Center.  

 

The firm has two locations.  The main office is in St. Charles, Missouri.  The second office is about 15 minutes west in the Winghaven neighborhood of O'Fallon, Missouri. 

 

Legacy Law Center is a full service estate planning, probate and elder law practice.  

 

Charles also owns a second firm called the Traffic Ticket Center, which narrowly focuses on traffic / DWI / license suspenion and minor criminal defense and was opened in 2014.

 

He is married and lives in St. Charles County.  He and his wife are avid travelers and Charles has been to a dozen countries, with hopes of eventually visiting at least 75.  He is an avid photographer and his office is covered with his work.  

 

 

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Licensed for 17 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/20/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/04/2022
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2005
Updated 09/12/2022

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

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Legacy Law Center
4215 S. Old Highway 94
Saint Charles, MO, 63368

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Posted by Karen (Yes, even a Karen was impressed!) | December 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney ever - Mr. Moore is highly knowledgeable, supportive, efficient & enthusiastic. Felt like he had my back!
I live out of state and needed an attorney to help settle a relative's estate who had lived and passed away in St. Louis. I had called several attorneys asking rates, availability, and how to get some important information I needed. While the other attorneys simple quoted rates and told me to call back - when I asked Mr. Moore if he could find out some information - I could hear him immediately typing into his computer. I was astounded at how quickly and how thoroughly he researched. He gave me more information in a half an hour - than I had found in over two weeks calling different entities. Mr. Moore thoroughly understands estate law - plus, he's very sharp. The best part though, is that I felt that he had my back. He was diligent, enthusiastic and quick with the answers I needed. It was so refreshing to work with an attorney who was truly working on my behalf. I actually looked forward to talking to him because of his helpfulness. If I lived in Missouri I would absolutely hire him to do all my estate planning. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Moore.
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Posted by Diana | September 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and knowledgeable
Mr. Charles Moore was exactly what a probate lawyer should be, and I’m grateful for him and his services. He spoke to me as a human being, not just a voice over the phone. I was already nervous to speak about things, things I really didn’t know about, and he explained everything to me with easy and concern. I trust Charles Moore, especially during a difficult time. I feel like I’m in good hands, so grateful. Thank you for being professional, and honest.
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Posted by Julie | January 30, 2020
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Highly recommend
Mr. Moore made my estate planning a very simple process. I had put it off for a very long time thinking it would be complicated and quite frankly "not a fun thing to do". I appreciate his knowledge and individual assessment of my personal wants and needs for my families future. I encourage you to give him a call.
Posted by Judson | June 11, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Client-Friendly Attorney
I consulted with Charles Moore regarding a Durable Power of Attorney for Banking Matters for my 96-year-old mother. Since she resides is a Nursing Home in the Kansas City area, Charles referred me to a Kansas City attorney for assistance. He also explained the criteria for Medicaid Nursing Home payments. Charles was generous with his time to answer all my questions. I would definitely hire him for a local issue, but appreciate his referral.
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Posted by Ronnie | April 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Will and Living Trust - Positive experience with Legacy
I contacted Legacy Law to setup my estate plan. It would be fair to say "I didn't know what I didn't know", so I didn't go in with a lot of prepared questions. Chuck Moore guided me through all sections of the estate plan. What stands out was his sense of when something could become vague during execution of the estate. He would drill down with further questions to make sure there were no ambiguities. Overall, my experience with Chuck Moore and the team at Legacy Law was positive. I would definitely go back for other legal matters.
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Posted by Dean Miller | February 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I met with Charles to review how to best plan my Estate. Charles took time to understand both my financial standing as well as my family needs. After a short but efficient discussion Charles offered up a couple alternatives and provided the benefits of each. I ended up creating a Living Trust which allowed for special care of one of my children with special needs. I also left feeling comforted that I had provided detailed explanation of my desired living will, power of attorney and distribution of wealth. I put it off far too long. I can now rest assured I did the best I could to remove burden from loved ones while attaining my wishes. Thank You Charles and Legacy
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Posted by Jennifer | November 11, 2017
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Great Experience
My husband and I hired Mr. Moore to create our living trust. He made the process super easy, quick, and painless. Any question I had he could answer. He knows his stuff! He was very prompt in getting us our documents as well. It was a great experience and I would recommend all those that I know needing to work in a living will, a trust, estate planning, ect.
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Posted by Carla | August 6, 2017
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Knowledgeable, compassionate, caring
Mr. Moore helped prepare a trust and will for me. He reviewed my desires and offered excellent suggestions and included additional information and legal documents. I would recommend his services for your estate planning needs.
Posted by tom | February 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Trust Accounts and Wills for me and my wife
I can't say enough good concerning Charles Moore. He assisted in establishing trust funds and wills for me and my wife. I was hesitant in going to an attorney because of my concern of our complexity, but Mr. Moore made it painless. He listened to both of us and then prepared flawless documents. I have dealt with many attorneys during my business career Mr. Moore ranks with the best. If I every need an update or legal representation, I would not hesitate using his firm again.
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Posted by Kathy | August 5, 2016
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Estate Planning
We were very pleased with Charles Moore! He was very easy to talk with and made everything very clear to us. We needed estate planning documents, and he quickly and reasonably put all of the information together for us and delivered a wonderful binder to keep us organized and on track! I have highly recommended him to many of our friends and relatives. Great job, Chuck, and thank you again!!
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Posted by Mary | May 9, 2016
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Informative
Charles walked me through the entire process from beginning to end. He explained everything so that I could understand and he made everything as easy as he could. After everything was said and done, it encompassed just two visits for initial consult to signing everything. I appreciated the simplicity as well as his thought and care towards my final wishes. I could tell that my wishes were his priority. Cost was very good and better than the others I checked. I highly recommend Charles and have already referred a few family members.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2016
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A Lawyer who goes beyond meeting expectations
I was fortunate to be referred to Mr. Moore by a colleague of mine who himself had a very good experience in using Mr. Moore's services. I found Mr. Moore to be a well read and sharp professional who was easy to communicate with. He took time to understand my unique situation and made provisions that went beyond my expectations.
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Posted by Joe | February 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A very good experience at Legacy Law Center.
My wife and I were very happy with our experience at Legacy Law Center. We found Mr. Moore to be very knowledgeable and made of feel very comfortable. We intend to use Mr. Moore in the future for our family legal business.
Posted by Susan | January 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I would highly recommend the services of Charles J Moore in writing a will/estate trust. Charles is very personable, easy to talk with and thorough in explaining steps in estate planning. His fees are very reasonable. I was extremely satisfied.
Posted by Jay | November 21, 2013
No pressure estate planning made easy.
There is a lot about estate planning that we didn't understand before meeting Charles Moore. The planners we had previously spoken with made us feel like they were trying to sell us something we didn't need, at a significant expense. An acquaintance of mine suggested contacting Mr. Moore since he had a very pleasant experience working with him. Mr. Moore took the time to explain each option available and made sure we understood the benefits of the plan. Mr. Moore made us both feel very comfortable throughout the process and provided his services at a reasonable price. I would recommend working with Mr. Moore because he takes the time to listen to your needs, assesses your situation and makes appropriate recommendations.
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Posted by Angela | August 29, 2013
Charles Moore and Legacy Law Center were great.
I became divorced 5 years ago and have been renting every since. I finaly was able to buy my own house and knew I needed to get on paper proper ways to have my home go to my boy's if I was to pass away. I checked around on lawyer's and found Mr. Moore. With meeting him the first time he made me feel comfortable about planning the future on paper for my boy's. He also helped me with other things you do not think of every day. I appreciate everything Charles Moore and Legacy Law Center has done for me and my boy's. It was done in a fast time also. Totally recommend them to everyone.
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Posted by Clara | August 21, 2013
I hired Charles Moore and his firm, Legacy Law Center, to complete my estate planning...
I hired Charles Moore and his firm, Legacy Law Center, to complete my estate planning and to get my affairs in order. Charles and I met initially to discuss what I needed as part of my estate plan. He put all of the documents together and reviewed them with me. I had a lot of questions and he answered all of them. He is very good at simplifying everything so that it can be understood by his clients. It was a great experience and I highly recommend his services.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal / Owner
  • Traffic Ticket Center
  • 2014 - Present
  • Principal / Owner
  • Legacy Law Center
  • 2012 - Present
  • Principal / Owner
  • The Moore Law Firm LLC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Roselli, Griegel, Lozier & Lazzaro, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate Attorney
  • Arpaia & Crivelli LLC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Contract Attorney
  • Dechert LLP
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Philip J. Krum
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Emergency guardianship...
  • Guardianship awarded

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Favorite Attorney
  • Flash Flyer - O'Fallon, Missouri
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Lake Forest Country Club
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2013
  • VA Aid and Attendance Benefits
  • VA Aid and Attendance Benefits
  • 2012
  • Medicaid Spenddown in Missouri: What Is Allowed and What is Not
  • Medicaid Spenddown in Missouri: What Is Allowed and What is Not
  • 2012
  • Estate Planning for Single Parents
  • Estate Planning For Single Parents
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (29)
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a talented attorney who brings his sincere desire to help to each case. He knows that estate planning is one of the most critical elements of caring for your loved ones. Charles is a credit to the legal profession and I am proud to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a great attorney who gives good advice on AVVO. He displays a combination of intelligence and compassion that is very rare in attorneys. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles Moore. He is my go-to estate planning attorney in Missouri."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and well-respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for their knowledge and dedication."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Charles "Chuck" Moore for many years and during that time he has proven to be knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy. Chuck is an excellent attorney that I endorse with confidence."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chuck is a very efficient, effective, client centered Attorney. Whenever my clients have an estate planning or elder law need in the St. Louis area, he is the only Attorney we refer. He is knowledgeable in his field and truly cares about his clients. I am pleased I have such a great resource to refer for my own clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moore and I practice in some of the same areas of law. As such, I have had an opportunity to review several of his responses on Avvo. Mr. Moore has a solid grasp of probate law and a willingness to help others. These are two essential traits when seeking a probate and estate planning attorney. James Frederick"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is compassionate to the asker in his responses and experienced."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very well respected lawyer who will do an excellent job whether helping you plan your estate or helping you with a DUI. I endorse this lawyer."
Probate Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers show compassion for the asker and his knowledge of the practice area."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is highly respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer"
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles works very hard for his clients and protects their interest in every fashion. One trait that I admire about Charles is that most of his business comes from fellow attorneys and current and past clients. Charles is very well respected by his clients, attorneys and judges in the State of Missouri"
Probate Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moore has proven himself to be well-respected and very thoughtful. I highly recommend him to any and all potential clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Chuck on a trust and estates matter. He was courteous, well prepared, and advocated well for his clients. I endorse him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles Moore, He is a great advocate for his clients and has a top notch estate planning practice. ."
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