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Our Team

Michelle J. Spirn has over twenty years of experience in all facets of family law litigation. She holds the "AV" rating of the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, the highest rating an attorney can achieve. Michelle is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a national organization whose members are committed to practicing family law at the highest levels of skill, honesty, integrity, and professionalism. Since 2014, she has been designated a St. Louis “Super Lawyer” by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters, and listed as one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” in the same publication in 2015 and 2016. Michelle was appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri to serve the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel on its Region X Disciplinary Committee, which investigates complaints against attorneys by the public. She is also on the adjunct faculty at Washington University School of Law, teaching Family Law Practice and Drafting. Michelle graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1996 and George Washington University in 1992.

Professional Affiliations:

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
St. Louis County Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Family Law Section
Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
Missouri Bar, Family Law Section

Publications/Speaking Engagements:

Speaker, “Creative Approaches to the Complex Maintenance Case,” Missouri Bar 2017
Biennial Family Law Symposium, April, 2017
Publication, “Not Just A Third Wheel: The Status of Third Party Custody in Missouri,” St. Louis Bar Journal, Summer 2016
Speaker, “Presenting Voluminous Evidence Efficiently At Trial,” Missouri Bar Family Law Conference, 2016
Speaker, “Enforcement of Monetary Judgments For Clients in Family Matters,” Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, 2015
Speaker, “Divorce for the Non-Family Law Practitioner,” Greensfelder Hemker & Gale, January, 2015
Participant, “Table of Experts,” St. Louis Business Journal, September 26, 2014
Speaker, “Combating Dirty Tricks of the Trade,” Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, October 1, 2013
Speaker, “Divorce Law Guide From A-Z,” National Business Institute, June 25, 2013 Publication, “Hot Button Legal Topics,” Ladue News, February 7, 2013

Bar Admissions:

Missouri (1996)
llinois (1997)

Alexandra D. Johnson (Alex) graduated in 2014 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she was awarded the Certificate in Child and Family Law. She concentrates her practice on domestic and family law, including but not limited to dissolution of marriage, child custody and child support, maintenance, paternity, adoption, guardianships, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and modifications of dissolution and paternity judgments.

Alex was recognized as a “Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star” in 2016 and 2017.

Professional Affiliations:

The Missouri Bar
The Illinois Bar
The St. Louis County Bar Association
Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Saint Louis


J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2014
B.A., Political Science, Westminster College, May 2011

Bar Admissions:


Anna Denslow has six years of paralegal experience. She obtained her A.A.S. in Legal Studies in 2012 from St. Louis Community College. Anna began her career as a paralegal for a large defense firm in downtown St. Louis primarily handling complex civil litigation cases in both state and federal court. In 2014, Anna worked for a family law firm and gained extensive family law experience.

Anna is an active member of the National Association of Legal Assistants and Missouri Paralegal Association.