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 School of Law.

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 involving parents and children.

Judges in St. Louis City and St. Louis County regularly appoint Mr. Hamilton as a Guardian ad litem to represent and protect children, and as a Commissioner to sell real estate and decide discovery disputes. Mr. Hamilton is also appointed to mediate custody and other divorce issues.

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.


Phone: 314.333.4140
Fax: 314.754.2701

Honors & awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV Ranking

Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2015-2017 in the practice area of Family Law

Reinker, Hamilton & Piper, LLC listed with US News and World Reports Best Law Firms in the area of Family Law for the St. Louis Metro Area 2016-2017

Education & Training


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • B.A.

Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

  • J.D.

Areas of Practice

Civil and Family Law Mediation

Criminal Law

Estate and Probate Matters

Family Law

Bar Admissions:

Missouri, 1987

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1987

U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989

Pro Bono Activities

Former Vice-President, Brentwood Lions Club

Assistant Wrestling Coach, Brentwood High School

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

Speaking Engagements

 Local Seminars

  • Collaborative Law and Mediation
  • Effects of Bankruptcy on Divorce
  • How a Real Estate Commissioner Works
  • St. Louis County Bar Association: Domestic Relations
  • St. Louis County Bar Association: How to Settle Cases
  • The Effect of New Bankruptcy on Divorce
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Divorce Law in Missouri
  • Using the Guardian ad litem to Help Settle your Case
  • When Bankruptcy and Divorce Law Collide

 National Webinars

  • Advanced Family Law: A Paralegal’s Guide (2013)
  • Complex Assets in Divorce (2013)
  • Complex Assets in Divorce (2016)
  • Dividing Debt in Divorce (2015, 2014)
  • Dividing Trust Assets in Divorce (2014)
  • Divorce Over 50 (2014)
  • Divorce Post-Judgment Appeals, Enforcements and Modifications (2014)
  • Family Law for Paralegals (2015, 2014)
  • Going Solo: How to Start Your own Law Firm (2016)
  • Past Marriages’ Effect on Current Divorce (2015)
  • QDRO and Tax Issues in Divorce (2015, 2013)
  • QDROs From A to Z (2016)
  • Veteran’s Benefits in Divorce (2013)