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Giving Good Counsel

By: Allison Schreiber Lee

Many times when people come to see me, they ask why they need an attorney at all. After all, they have all of the facts at their fingertips: they know their spouse, they know what happened in the marriage, and they know who did what to whom and why it matters.

Or do they? Sometimes being in the middle of a problem, which may appear to be a strength in resolving it, is exactly the reason why people are the least capable of being able to determine what’s in their own best interest. Being a lawyer means that I offer people my counsel- my advice and opinions- based on my training and experience. Oftentimes my advice includes how the courts may view a situation, and at times that view may be contrary to what you as a litigant think is “fair.” My advice may also include helping someone see how the other party might present the issues and how their future may be impacted based on decisions they make today.

So while the parties are really the ones who know how they got where they are, that may not mean they are the best equipped to determine how to resolve the situation. Having an attorney who gives you advice- whether or not you want to hear it- who takes your situation and provides perspective on what the court may see and how your future may be impacted, is the reason getting an attorney is often essential.

The attorneys at Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, P.C. can assist you with a wide variety of legal problems.


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Allison Schreiber Lee

Allison Schreiber Lee

Allison Schreiber Lee is a seasoned trial attorney and has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials. In 2011, Ms. Schreiber Lee was co-lead counsel in one of the longest jury trials in the history of the City of St. Louis. Ms. Lee has also tried more than 100 non-jury trials to verdict, including representation in divorce and modification hearings.