Law Offices at 7905 Forsyth
Independent Attorneys

Thomas M. Lang

Thomas M. Lang

Solo Practitioner
Panel Member, Clayton Mediation & Arbitration Services
Panel Member, Aequitas Arbitration & Mediation Services
Location:
St. Louis (Clayton), Missouri
Phone:
314-726-5363
Fax:
314-721-6485

Tom is married to Jill Lang. They have five children and five grandchildren. Jill is the executive director of the St. Louis County Bar Association.

Tom is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois and before the U.S. Supreme Court. Tom has tried and/or appeared before all levels of trial courts in Missouri and Illinois, and federal district courts in Missouri and California. He has briefed and argued before the Supreme Court of Missouri and Eastern District Court of Appeals.

Tom has successfully handled multimillion dollars of personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has mediated over 350 cases, served as an arbitrator, elected member of the 21st Circuit judicial commission, condemnation commissioner, Court appointed special master, receiver, and hearing officer for employment and discipline disputes, special investigator for a school district, and as a court judgments and designated family mediator in Parenting Plans.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
  • Slip-and-Fall and Premises Liability Claims
  • Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Family Law
  • Divorce and Marital Property Division
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child and Spousal Support
  • Modification of Family Court Orders
  • Prenuptial and Antenuptial Agreements
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Protection
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Contracts for Custom Homes and Additions
  • Business and Real Estate Disputes
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • Defense of Disciplinary Proceedings

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1971
  • Illinois, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1971
  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • (1968-1969)
  • St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
    • Bachelor, Business Administration - 1968
  • St. John Vianney High School, Kirkwood, Missouri - 1964

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Clinical Trial Practice, St. Louis University School of Law, 1987
  • Lecturer to 3rd Year Law Students on Ethics and Professionalism, The Missouri Bar, 1993 - 1997
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Programs, The Missouri Bar
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Programs, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Programs, St. Louis County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 1979
  • President's Award of Merit, The Missouri Bar, 2002
  • Distinguished Service Award, St. Louis County Bar Association, 1998
  • Equal Justice Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Volunteer Lawyers Program, 1994
  • President's Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1991
  • Outstanding Leadership Service Award, St. Louis University School of Law, 1991
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, St. Louis County Bar Association, 1979
  • Outstanding Youth Assistance Project in Nation, Jaycees
  • Marianist Award, St. John Vianney High School, 2003
  • Hall of Fame, St. John Vianney High School, 1999
  • Griffin of the Year, St. John Vianney High School, 1964
  • Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of AV Preeminent ;Top Rated Lawyer for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability in Litigation and Family Law; Client Distinction Award for excellence in quality of service, overall value, responsiveness and communication ability
  • In 2014 Tom received an Award of Appreciation from the St. Louis County Circuit Court En Banc for his Chairing the successful campaign to have $100 Million Dollar Bond issue approved by voters to build a new Family Court Building and renovate the existing Civil Court building

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Vice President, 2002
  • The Missouri Bar, Board of Governors, 1992 - 2008
  • The Missouri Bar, Executive Committee, 1996 - 1997
  • The Missouri Bar, Chairman, Finance Committee, 1997 - 2002
  • The Missouri Bar, Board Liaison to Professionalism Committee, 1995 - 2008
  • The Missouri Bar, Young Lawyers' Section Council
  • The Missouri Bar Foundation, Member
  • The Missouri Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Served in many capacities including President (1990 and 2011)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Long-Range Planning Committee
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Trial Section Committee Litigation Reform Task Force
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Co-Chair, Professional Ethics and Methods of Practice Committee
  • St. Louis County Fire District Attorneys' Association
  • The Lawyers Association
  • St. Thomas Moore Society
  • Collaborative Family Law Association
  • St. John Vianney High School, Chairman of the Board 1992-1998

Past Employment Positions

  • Love, Lacks, McMahan & Paule, 1976 - 1982
  • Raymond & Lang, Inc., 1972 - 1976

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elected member Judicial Commissioner, 21st Judicial Circuit, 2000 - 2006
  • Founder, "Justice for All Ball," Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Board of Directors, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 1997 - 2007
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Past-President and Board Member, West County Workshop, Inc. (a Sheltered Workshop)
  • Ascension Parish School of Religion Teacher, 2001 - Present
  • Coach, CYC Soccer, Baseball and Basketball
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, Cubmaster
  • Chairman of the Board, St. John Vianney High School, 1992 - 1998
  • Chairman, Citizens for Safe Courts and Kids

Ancillary Businesses

  • Clayton Mediation & Arbitration Services

The Law Offices at 7905 Forsyth

Conveniently located across the street from the Saint Louis County courts complex

Phone: (314) 726-5363 | Fax: (314) 721-6485
7905 Forsyth Boulevard
Clayton, MO 63105-3808
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The associated independent attorneys and the partners of Dunlop & McCarter practicing at the Law Offices at 7905 Forsyth represent clients throughout the greater Saint Louis area in communities such as St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles, Clayton, Richmond Heights, Hazelwood, Florissant, Ladue, Town & Country, Ballwin, Manchester, Creve Coeur, Olivette, Overland, Ferguson, Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Hillsboro, Eureka, O'Fallon and Bridgeton.

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