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Mavis Kennedy, CELA, Principal
Dennis Mertz, of Counsel

Mavis Kennedy
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The firm provides a broad spectrum of legal services to our clients. We strive to give clients superior legal service by seeking to understand and be responsive to their needs, and offering comprehensive services, creative expertise, and dedicated attorneys and staff.

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Mavis W. Kennedy, CELA Certified Elder Law Attorney
Principal

mkennedy@stlseniorlaw.com
Phone: (314) 845-0541
Facsimile: (314) 845-2580

Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate cum laude
  • University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Arts
Practice Areas
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Elder Law
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Business Formation and Advice
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Contested Estates
  • Medicaid and VA Planning
Admitted to Practice
  • Missouri (1992)
  • Illinois (1993)
  • Texas (2001)
  • Missouri Federal District Court (2003)
Professional Activities and Experiences
  • Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), the only elder law certification program accredited by the American Bar Association
  • VA Accredited Attorney
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA)
  • Member, Missouri Chapter NAELA
  • Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Board Member, One Saint Louis

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Dennis B. Mertz


of Counsel,

dmertz@stlseniorlaw.com
Phone: (314) 845-0541
Facsimile: (314) 845-2580

Mr. Mertz’s practice is focused to provide information, education, alternatives, and assistance to all clients, including the elderly, with special emphasis in the fields of estate planning and trust administration.

Education

  • Washington University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Southern Illinois University, Bachelor of Business Administration
Practice Areas
  • Elder Law and Estate Planning
  • Probate Administration
  • Trust Administration
  • Income Tax Planning
  • Charitable Giving
  • Business Formation and Advice
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
Admitted to Practice
  • Missouri (1970)
  • Missouri Federal District Court (1970)
Professional Activities and Experiences
  • Member, Missouri Bar
  • Former Secretary and Member, Missouri Chapter NAELA
  • Member, St. Louis Planned Giving Counsel
  • Director for thirty-six years, Evangelical Children's Home
  • Member, Society for American Baseball Research
  • Corporate Secretary and Finance Chair, Evangelical Children's Home
  • Director and Vice President (Ret.), Friends of Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis County Park)
  • Former Director, South County Family YMCA – 2003 Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Former President and Member of Show Me Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.
  • Member, St. Louis Chapter of National Railway Historical Society
  • Life Member, Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Historical & Technical Society, Inc.
  • Member, Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)
  • Member of Numerous other History and Cultural Organizations

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