Tim Schlesinger St. Louis Family Law Attorney

Tim Schlesinger

St. Louis, Missouri Attorney

Phone:  314-244-3661


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

In his more than 30 years of practice, Tim Schlesinger has become well-known for his skill and experience in the areas of complex divorce, family law and assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Mr. Schlesinger’s divorce and family law practice emphasizes complex financial issues involving business valuation, maintenance (spousal support) and substantial net worth. In addition, Mr. Schlesinger is in great demand for the preparation of surrogacy agreements, embryo and egg donation agreements, as well as the legal actions necessary to establish parentage when children are born as the result of these agreements.

Couples who previously could not have children can now build their families through assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Mr. Schlesinger helps clients seeking to build their families through such methods as 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 family law and ART 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, the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 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 Deskbook.


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Recent Posts by Tim Schlesinger

March 21, 2019 in Announcements, Recent News, Tim Schlesinger Featured

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal Lawyer Tim Schlesinger Named as Advisor to National Committee on Assisted Reproduction Legislation

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal attorney Tim Schlesinger has been appointed to serve as an American Bar Association advisor to the…
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February 6, 2019 in Announcements, Recent News, Tim Schlesinger Featured

Attorney Tim Schlesinger to Participate in Invitation-Only International Surrogacy Forum at Cambridge University

In June 2019, Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal attorney Tim Schlesinger will be participating in an invitation-only international surrogacy forum to…
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January 17, 2019 in Announcements, Recent News, Tim Schlesinger Featured

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal Attorney Tim Schlesinger to Present Assisted Reproduction CLE Program for BAMSL

Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal attorney Tim Schlesinger will be presenting the Continuing Legal Education program Surrogacy, IVF, Embryo Disputes and…
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Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1983
  • Illinois, 1985
  • Tennessee, 2015
  • 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

  • “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
  • 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