Michelle J. Spirn

Michelle J. Spirn

Michelle J. Spirn has over 25 years of experience in all facets of family law litigation. She is proud to be the current president of the Missouri Chapter of 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. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers In America since 2019 and was named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law in 2021.

In 2023, Michelle was elected as one of the attorneys on the Judicial Commission of the 21st Judicial Circuit, which helps fill judicial vacancies in Saint Louis County pursuant to the Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan. Between 2016 and 2021, Michelle served the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel on its Region X Disciplinary Committee, which investigates complaints against attorneys by the public.

Michelle has been designated a St. Louis “Super Lawyer” since 2014 by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers. The same publication listed her as one of the “Top 50 Women Lawyers” in Missouri and Kansas in 2015, and a “Top 50 St. Louis Super Lawyer” since 2021. She holds the “AV” rating of the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, the highest rating an attorney can achieve.

Michelle graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1996 and George Washington University in 1992.

Professional Affiliations

Publications/Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Creative Approaches to the Complex Maintenance Case,” Missouri Bar 2017
  • Biennial Family Law Symposium, April, 2017
  • 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)
  • Illinois (1997)