Stephanie JonesStephanie L. Jones,
Founding Member

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For over a decade, I’ve focused my legal career on complex divorce cases.  I’ve never practiced any other type of law and family law is what I’ve always wanted to do with my law degree.  People ask all the time why I purposely chose this type of law and my response is always the same – I truly enjoy helping people.  

After having gone through the divorce process myself early in my career, I was able to observe the divorce process through the eyes of not only an attorney but also as a participant.  That has given me a unique perspective in understanding the process as both an insider and an outsider.  My clients appreciate that I’ve been on both sides of the table and can understand the issues from their perspective.  

A family law case is unique from other types of legal matters in that many different issues often intersect.  It is not uncommon for a family law case to involve questions about taxes, valuation of a business or practice, child custody, estate planning, and accounting concepts.  There are different approaches to every family law case.  Some people prefer mediation and collaboration over traditional litigation and sometimes litigation is the only option given the circumstances of a particular case.  Our practice offers the most comprehensive approach to all of your family law needs and goals.  We truly do it all and we are here to help you.  

My husband, Will James, and I live in St. Louis City.  Will is the Principal Percussionist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and I enjoy attending concerts to watch him play.  We welcomed our beautiful daughter, Cate, into the world in 2015 and are enjoying the trials and tribulations of parenting.  In my free time, I enjoy gardening, running and yoga.    

EDUCATION

  • Saint Louis University School of Law – J.D. (2005)
  • Fontbonne University – B.A., magna cum laude (1999)

LEGAL BACKGROUND

  • Partner, Zerman Mogerman, LLC (2014-2015)
  • Associate, Zerman Mogerman, LLC (2005-2014)
  • Summer Associate, Zerman Mogerman, LLC (2004-2005)
  • Summer Associate, Legal Advocates for Abused Women (2003)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Foundry Art Center, Board Member (2010-present), Secretary (2011-2015)
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • St. Louis Symphony Volunteer Association
  • The Soulard School Parent Association
  • Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court, St. Louis Chapter (2014-2015 term)
  • Women Lawyer’s Association of Greater St. Louis

PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Co-Author, Characterization and Division of Property in Divorce Chapter, Missouri Family Law CLE Deskbook, Missouri Bar (2007-present)
  • Co-Author, The New Era of Electronic Eavesdropping and Divorce:  An Analysis of the Federal Law Relating to Eavesdropping and Privacy in the Internet Age, Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fall 2008)
  • Presenter, Family Law Essentials – Characterization of Property and Debts: Issues of Categorization, Acquisition and other Special Circumstances, Missouri Bar Association (March 2015)
  • Presenter, Family Law Appellate Cases for Appraisers and Accountants: A Case Law Update, Business Valuation Roundtable (September 2014)
  • Co-Presenter, It’s a Matter of Trust: Understanding Trusts in Dissolution of Marriage Cases, Missouri Bar Annual Meeting (September 2014)
  • Presenter, Evidentiary Challenges: Tips and Tactics for Authenticating Useful and Practical Evidence, Annual Family Law Conference (August 2013)
  • Faculty, Critical Trial Skills for Legal Services Attorneys, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, St. Louis (April 2013)
  • Presenter, E-Discovery in the Family Law Case: New Age Media, Age Old Issues, Missouri Bar/Missouri Judicial Conference Annual Meeting (September 2011)
  • Presenter, Spyware:  What it is, What is Does, and Use and Misuse in Divorce Cases, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Family Law Symposium (May 2007)
  • Presenter, Spyware: Does the Law Protect Us?, Missouri Bar Annual Meeting (September 2006)
  • Participant, Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Associate Institute (June 2006)
  • Participant, Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Symposium on Business Valuation (June 2010)

ADMISSIONS & DISTINCTIONS

  • 2005 Missouri Bar Admission
  • 2010-2012 Super Lawyers Rising Star, selected by peers
  • 2011 Houston Family Law Trial Institute, graduate
  • 2016, 2017 Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, selected by peers