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James E. Beal



James Beal concentrates his practice in probate administration and litigation, estate planning, and select matters involving family law disputes including custody, modification, and divorce. In addition, he handles a limited number of civil disputes for select clients, and pro bono services for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. James is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest possible peer-reviewed rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

Practice Areas

Probate Administration and Litigation

Estate Planning

Family Law

Civil Litigation and Appeals


Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
J.D. – 2006

Loyola University Chicago
B.A. – 2003
Honors: cum laude

Bar Admission


Past Positions

United States Army, Combat Engineer and Paratrooper, 1995 to 1998