Latonya Grotegeers

Associate Attorney

National St. Louis divorce lawyerSt. Louis divorce lawyer Latonya Grotegeers considers herself a people person, which enables her to relate to many different kinds of people comfortably. That trait is useful when practicing family law as she works with clients facing a plethora of problems during what is often one of the most challenging times of their lives.

With an honest and upfront approach, Ms. Grotegeers is able to put her clients at ease as she works to help them reach their goals in court.

“Trust is the key to the attorney-client relationship,” Ms. Grotegeers said, “and I am the type of attorney that will always be honest with the client. Sometimes the process can be more difficult than expected, but I am here to minimize the damage, maximize the time my client gets with their children, and guide them through the process.”

In addition to family law, Ms. Grotegeers has experience practicing criminal law and estate planning. But the unique opportunities family law affords her is why she has chosen to make that her focus.

“Family law gives me the opportunity to help ordinary individuals during a potentially trying time in their lives and allows me to make the process as smooth as possible for them,” Ms. Grotegeers said.


Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Grotegeers is licensed in Missouri.


Ms. Grotegeers earned her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Central Missouri. She earned her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Grotegeers practiced family law, criminal law and estate planning.


Ms. Grotegeers is a member of the Missouri Bar Association.


Ms. Grotegeers was named to the National Black Lawyers Association’s list of Top 40 Attorneys Under 40 in 2017.



“Latonya was quite helpful and got back to me on time.  She was always on top of her game and kept me informed, even though I wasn’t always easy to reach or quick to reply to her. Latonya made my situation less stressful than I thought it would be.”


“Latonya [and the Cordell & Cordell team] went above and beyond in their efforts to help me in my case! … They have also helped me with their understanding of my financial situation … with the business evaluator. But most of all they come off as real people who care, and in situations like mine that means a lot! … Thank you for all your firm has and is doing for me. The team you have assembled for me is #1 in my heart!”


“Latonya is really easy to talk to. She always listens and gives me adequate information. She does good with answering my questions thoroughly. I can’t say a single bad thing about her!”


“Latonya has been exceptional. She has been getting back to me whenever I need it and answers all of my questions. She has been really helpful to me with my decision making, too.”


“Latonya is very responsive and informative. She is intelligent, caring, and an excellent representative for Cordell & Cordell. …”


“Latonya has been very attentive. She answers all my questions and emails right away, even when it’s not really convenient, such as weekends or holidays. I really appreciate it.”


“Communication with Ms. Brooks has been very professional. She has been able to share knowledge on some rather complex issues in terms that I, as a layperson, can understand. If there were a “6” category for “Extremely Likely”, I would have selected “6”. [She is] knowledgeable, personable, and has been able to guide my family through a difficult (and hopefully final) situation. Cordell & Cordell has an excellent reputation, and my dealings with the firm certainly seem to support that reputation. Ms. Brooks has been a fine spokesperson on my behalf …”