Jim Gau

Trust & Estate Planning / Corporate Law

Jim guides families through all aspects of estate planning, asset protection, probate, and trust administration. The death of a loved one can be a difficult time, but Jim helps clients navigate through the process of administering the probate or trust estate quickly and effectively. Before joining Stock Legal, Jim worked at a general practice firm in St. Louis County, handling all of their estate work, and has focused his entire career in the area of estate planning and probate.

Jim received his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio. He also received his B.A. from the University of Dayton, and attended Chaminade College Preparatory School here in St. Louis. 

Jim lives in South St. Louis City with his significant other Holly and dog Fitzgerald (Fitzy).  They like to travel as much as possible in their free time. Holly is a plaintiff’s attorney at a national law firm based in Alton, IL.  Jim plays the guitar and enjoys cheering on the St. Louis sports teams.

University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton OH - J.D. (2010)

University of Dayton, Dayton OH – B.A. (2007)

McCarthy, Leonard & Kaemmerer, L.C., Associate, Estate Planning (2017-2019)

The Larson Law Firm, LLC, Associate, Estate Planning (2013-2016)

Common Sense Elder Law, Associate, Estate Planning (2010-2013)

Professional and Community Involvement:

Missouri Bar Association

Benton Park Neighborhood Association – Board Member


Admissions and Distinctions:

Missouri (2010)

Illinois (2010)

United States District Court – Eastern District of Missouri (2010)

United States District Court – Western District of Missouri (2010)

Veterans’ Administration Accredited Attorney

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