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Robert Hamilton

Phone: 314-333-4140
Fax: 314-558-3106
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Robert N. Hamilton

Robert N. Hamilton practices primarily in the area of family law. He also handles criminal cases, estate planning and civil litigation. He received a communications degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received his law degree from St. Louis University.

Mr. Hamilton has extensive trial experience in all areas of family law. His trial experience in family law ranges from simple non-contested divorces to complex custody issues representing parents and children. His previous trial experience in civil litigation included complex multi-state litigation involving breach of contract claims between franchisor and franchisee in federal and state courts.

Mr. Hamilton is a frequent lecturer for continuing education programs. He has presented many seminars locally, and has lectured for numerous nationwide Webinars for attorneys, legal assistants and financial planners in the domestic field.

Mr. Hamilton is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the St. Louis County Bar Association. He was admitted to practice before the Missouri State Courts, the Federal District Courts and the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Hamilton previously served in the Brentwood Lions Club, the Supervised Visitation & Exchange Planning Committee for the St. Louis County Court, and was an Executive Board Member of Friends of Kids. Mr. Hamilton is regularly appointed by the judges in the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County as a Guardian ad litem to represent and protect children and as a Commissioner to sell real estate and to decide discovery disputes. Mr. Hamilton is also appointed to mediate custody and other divorce issues.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    • B.A. - 1984

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbel AV Ranking
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2015-2017 in the practice area of Family Law
  • Reinker, Hamilton & Piper, LLC listed with Listed with US News and World Reports Best Law Firms in the area of Family Law for the St. Louis Metro Area 2016-2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • The St. Louis County Bar Association, Member
  • St. Louis County Court, Visitation & Exchange Planning Committee
  • Friends of Heritage House, Executive Board Member
  • Friends of Kids, Executive Board Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former Vice-President, Brentwood Lions Club
  • Assistant Wrestling Coach, Brentwood High School

Speaking Engagements

Local Seminars
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law in Missouri
  • St. Louis County Bar Association: Domestic Relations
  • St. Louis County Bar Association: How to Settle Cases
  • Collaborative Law and Mediation
  • Using the Guardian ad litem to Help Settle your Case
  • When Bankruptcy and Divorce Law Collide
  • Effects of Bankruptcy on Divorce
  • How a Real Estate Commissioner Works
  • The Effect of New Bankruptcy on Divorce
Nationwide Webinars
  • Going Solo: How to Start Your own Law Firm (2016)
  • Family Law for Paralegals (2015, 2014)
  • Past Marriages’ Effect on Current Divorce (2015)
  • Dividing Debt in Divorce (2015, 2014)
  • Dividing Trust Assets in Divorce (2014)
  • Divorce Over 50 (2014)
  • Divorce Post-Judgment Appeals, Enforcements and Modifications (2014)
  • Advanced Family Law: A Paralegal's Guide (2013)
  • Complex Assets in Divorce (2013)
  • QDRO and Tax Issues in Divorce (2015, 2013)
  • QDROs From A to Z (2016)
  • Complex Assets in Divorce (2016)
  • Veteran's Benefits in Divorce (2013)