Law Offices at 7905 Forsyth
Independent Lawyers in Clayton, Missouri


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Dudley C. Dunlop opened his law practice in the 1950s in Clayton. Thomas M. Lang began practicing law in 1971 and commenced practice in association with Dudley in 1984. Dudley’s children Brian D. Dunlop and Elizabeth Dunlop McCarter later joined the practice in the 1980s. The group purchased their current location of 7905 Forsyth Blvd. in 1992. Dudley C. Dunlop died in 2003. The group currently includes several independent attorney’s practices.




Partner of dunlop & mccarter

Elizabeth Dunlop McCarter

Elizabeth "Beth" McCarter is an accomplished lawyer, mother, wife and runner. She practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration and guardianship of adults and minors. Beth is married to W. Dudley McCarter, a partner at Behr McCarter & Potter, P.C.. Beth and Dudley have three lovely daughters.



St. Louis University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1988
Cum Laude, Order of the Woolsack

University of Missouri
B.A., Political Science, 1984
General Honors
Distinguished Alumni of the School of Arts and Science 2016

Activities & Affiliations

• Missouri Bar, Member
• Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee, Member
• Hearing Officer for Missouri Lawyer Disciplinary System

  • Super Lawyers 2016, 2017 Estate Planning and Probate
  • AV rating Martindale-Hubbell
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Probate Court Advisory Committee

Bar Admissions

• Missouri



Partner of dunlop & McCarter

Brian Dunlop

Brian Dunlop is a long-time lawyer, judge and Mr. Fix-It-Man. He and his wife, Dorcas Dunlop, a successful real estate agent, live in Webster Groves. Their only daughter Taylor Dunlop Granneman is also a lawyer in Missouri. Brian practices in the areas of family law, child custody and Guardian Ad Litem representation.



Washburn University
Juris Doctor, 1986

University of Missouri
B.A., Sociology and Philosophy, 1976

Activities & Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Member
  • Many others 

Bar Admissions

• Missouri


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Thomas M. Lang

Thomas Lang has been a lawyer for over 40 years. He practices in the area of Family Law, Civil Litigation and Business Law. He and his wife Jill Lang reside in Chesterfield, MO and have five sons and eight grand children. Tom has successfully handled multimillion dollars of personal injury and wrongful death claims, civil litigation, family matters, prenuptial agreements, real estate related transactions and disputes, small business formation and issues. He has mediated over 350 cases, served as an arbitrator, member of 21st Circuit Judicial Commission, condemnation commissioner, hearing officer,
special investigator for a school district, and as a court-designated family mediator in Parenting Plans.



Juris Doctorate, 1971

B.A., Business Administration, 1968

Activities & Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association, Member; Vice President (2002)
  • Chairman of Citizens for Safe Courts and Kids
  • Member, St. Louis County Bar Association, President (1990)(2011). Recipient, Associations Outstanding
    Young Lawyer Award (1979), Distinguished Service Award (1998)

Bar Admissions

  •  Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Areas of Practice

 Family Law
 Divorce and Marital Property Division
 Child Custody and Visitation
 Child and Spousal Support
 Modification of Family Court Orders
 Prenuptial and Post Nuptial Agreements
 Mediation and Arbitration
 Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law
 Real Estate Contracts for Custom Homes and Additions
 Business and Real Estate Disputes
 Business and Commercial Law; Business Entity Formation, Counsel and Advice
 Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
 Slip-and- Fall and Premises Liability Claims
 Medical Malpractice Claims; Contract/Agreement drafting and review

For more information see below.

In my 45 plus years of law practice, I have been exposed to a vast variety of clients, issues, challenges and unique opportunities to assist real people in finding reasonable resolutions within the confines of our unparalleled system of jurisprudence. My background, training and experience has armed me with the tools needed to guide clients through difficult times with compassion, honesty, integrity, confidence and professionalism.
— Tom Lang
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