Tim Schlesinger St. Louis Family Law Attorney

Tim Schlesinger

St. Louis, Missouri Attorney

Phone:  314-244-3661


Location:  Clayton, Missouri
Fax:  314-727-2101

Tim Schlesinger has developed an international reputation for his skill and experience in the area of fertility law, family-building, and assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Mr. Schlesinger is in great demand for the preparation of surrogacy agreements, embryo and egg donation agreements, and the legal actions necessary to establish parentage when children are born as the result of these arrangements. In addition, Mr. Schlesinger uses his extensive litigation background for the rare instances when litigation arises from disputes relating to ART arrangements, as he did when he successfully litigated the groundbreaking Missouri case regarding frozen embryos (McQueen v. Gadberry).

Couples and single parents who previously could not have children can now build their families through assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Mr. Schlesinger helps clients from all over the world, seeking to build their families through the journeys of surrogacy, gestational carriers, egg donation, embryo donation, sperm donation, in-vitro fertilization, and other processes.

At our Firm, we draft surrogacy agreements, gestational carrier agreements, egg, embryo, and sperm donation agreements, and in-vitro fertilization process agreements designed to protect your rights, no matter which part you play in the process. In cases involving gestational carriers or surrogacy, once the baby is born we help prospective parents through the court process to be declared the lawful parents of the child. Mr. Schlesinger uses his extensive knowledge of ART and family law to help you create or build your family.

Mr. Schlesinger is a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, and is a member of the Executive Council of the American Bar Association (Family Law Section) Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee. In addition, he is a frequent speaker and lecturer on a wide range of ART and Family Law topics for organizations and sponsors of continuing legal education such as the American Bar Association Family Law Section, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology, and Infertility, the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, the Missouri Bar Association, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, St. Louis University Law School, the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the National Business Institute. He has written many articles for legal journals and chapters in legal books, and he created the chapter on assisted reproductive technologies for the Missouri Bar Family Law Continuing Legal Education Desk Book.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.



Recognized since 1993

Recent Posts by Tim Schlesinger

April 8, 2020 in COVID-19, Family Law, Surrogacy, Tim Schlesinger Featured

COVID-19 and Surrogacy in the U.S.

By: Tim Schlesinger Each year, thousands of children are born in the U.S. through surrogacy. A gestational carrier carries a…
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February 26, 2020 in Announcements, Recent News, Tim Schlesinger Featured

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal Attorney Tim Schlesinger Adds Fourth State to His Practice

In December, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal attorney Tim Schlesinger was admitted by the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Board…
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July 29, 2019 in Announcements, Recent News, Tim Schlesinger Featured

Schlesinger to be a Webinar Presenter for the American Bar Association Family Law Section

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal attorney Tim Schlesinger is presenting a webinar for the American Bar Association Family Law Section on…
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Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1983
  • Illinois, 1985
  • Tennessee, 2015
  • Oklahoma, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education

  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1983
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
    • Bachelor of Journalism – 1979

Published Works

  • “Disputes Over Frozen Embryos in Family Law Cases – A Defense of Counsel or Contemporaneous Mutual Consent,” Family Court Review, January 2021
  • “Disposition of Frozen Embryos in Family Law Cases,” American Journal of Family Law, Fall 2018
  • “Embryo Disposition Upon Separation or Divorce,” The Sci-Tech Lawyer, Winter 2016
  • “Reproductive Surrogacy in Missouri,” Cambridge University Press, 2016
  • “Third Party Assisted Reproduction: Assisting Couples Amidst the Changing Legal Landscape,” Aspatore Publishing, 2014
  • “Surrogacy and Egg Donation Agreements – The Search for Certainty in an Uncertain Field”, St. Louis Bar Journal, Spring, 2013
  • “Alternative Means of Reproduction,” Missouri Family Law Deskbook, 7th Edition, 2012
  • “Surrogacy and Donation: The Evolving Law of Assisted Reproductive Technologies,” The Briefcase, Summer, 2011
  • “Forensic Accountants as Experts in Missouri Divorce Proceedings”, St. Louis Bar Journal, Spring, 2009
  • “Alternative Parenting Arrangements”, Missouri Bar Family Law Deskbook, 6th Edition, 2005
  • “Assisted Human Reproduction: Unresolved Issues in Parentage, Child Custody and Support”, Missouri Bar Journal, January/February, 2005
  • “Sex Abuse Allegations in Child Custody Cases – Defending A Parent’s Worst Nightmare”, St. Louis Bar Journal, Winter, 1995

Classes/Seminars Presented

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
  • Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Missouri Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Washington University in St. Louis – School of Law
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • St. Louis University Law School
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy
  • National Business Institute

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association – Family Law Section, 1983 – Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1983 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Committee on Assisted Reproduction, 2012 – Present
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine, 2012 – Present
  • Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, Fellow, 2017- present

Past Employment Positions

  • Campbell & Coyne, P.C., Partner, Managing Partner, 1994 – 2002
  • Susman, Schermer, Rimmel and Shifrin, P.C., Attorney, 1988 – 1994
  • Spalding, Westhus & Meyer, P.C., Attorney, 1985-1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Louis City Public Schools, 2016-present
  • The Women’s Safe House, Board of Directors, 2006 – 2015
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis – Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, 1994 – 2002
  • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, 1985 – 1994