Leonard J. Frankel


Practice Areas: Mediation of State, Federal, Family and Presuit Matters; Family Law; Parent Coordinator; Civil and Criminal Litigation in Federal and State Courts. Served as Special Master in Federal and State Courts.

Admitted: 1965, Missouri; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1973, U.S. Supreme Court; 1994

Law School: Washington University, J.D., 1965

College: Southern Illinois University; University of Illinois

Member: The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; St. Louis County Bar Association(President, 1979); American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Lawyers Association of St. Louis; Association of Attorney-Mediators; Association of Missouri Mediators and St. Louis Collaborative Family Law Association.

Biography: Member, Moot Court Team. Recipient: Breckenridge Trial Award, 1965; Distinguished Service Award, St. Louis County Bar Association, January, 2000; Essen Memorial Award, Outstanding Young Lawyer, St. Louis County, 1976. Co-Editor, “Missouri Bar Criminal Practice Handbook,” November, 1977. Author: “It’s Obscene-Who Decides?” St. Louis Bar Journal, Summer, 1980. Co-Author: “Malpractice and the Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney,” St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 1981. Co-Author: “Why Cases Settle – Why Cases Don’t Settle” St. Louis Bar Journal, Winter 2006. Author: “Presuit Mediation – A Missed Opportunity?” St. Louis Bar Journal, Summer 2012. General Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri, 1981-1991. President, American Jewish Congress, St. Louis Chapter, 1987-1989. Member, ADR, Advisory Comm. USDC, Ed Mo., 2000-. Adjunct Professor, Dispute Resolution, Washington University School of Law. Member, Missouri Task Force on Gender & Justice in the Courts. Member, 21st Circuit Bar Disciplinary Committee, 1984-1992. President, Congregation B’nai Amoona, 1998-2000. President, Jewish Community Relations Council, 2007-2008. Executive Committee, Interfatih Partnership of St. Louis.


Military: With U.S. Navy, active duty 1965-1968; CDR, JAGC, USNR-R

Born: St. Louis, Missouri, September 30, 1941

Legal Assistant: Jennifer Salter

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