Lauren A. Gearhart

Litigation Attorney

St. Louis Divorce Attorney Lauren A. Gearhart St. Louis divorce attorney Lauren A. Gearhart enjoys the personal connection she is able to foster with her clients at a time when they often feel unsure where to go.

Divorce is a critical life transition, and Ms. Gearhart works with her clients to ensure they make the best decisions for their future.

“I always want to ensure that I get the job done for my clients and strive for the results that they deserve,” Ms. Gearhart said.

When children are involved, she makes sure they are the top priority.

“In cases involving children, I strive to ensure that the child’s best interests are paramount to many of the emotions that interplay with domestic litigation,” she said.

Family law cases are unpredictable. No attorney, no matter how skilled, is able to guarantee an outcome of a case. However, Ms. Gearhart can ensure that her clients have an advocate in their corner who will do whatever possible to protect their rights.

“I often tell clients that I cannot predict how long a certain process may take, but know that they will be advocated for each step of the way,” Ms. Gearhart said. “They will also be in frequent communication with me as to ensure they do not feel left out of the loop or uncertain as to where their case stands.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Gearhart is licensed in Missouri and Illinois.


Ms. Gearhart received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Sociology. She earned her Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Gearhart practiced family law, wills, general civil litigation, criminal defense, and appellate work.


  • Missouri Bar Association, 2014
  • Illinois Bar Association, 2013
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2013
  • Madison County Illinois Bar Association, 2014


  • Elected into the National Order of the Barristers
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • Associate Justice, Southern Illinois University Moot Court



“I am very very happy with everything Lauren does for me! Lauren updates me weekly and anytime anything new happens that I need to be aware of. She also always gets back to me very quickly if I reach out. Lauren is really great at making sure to explain everything in a way that I understand. I really appreciate that. … She’s been very helpful and very easy to work with.”


“I’m really happy with Lauren and the firm. I’m happy that I choose you guys. I don’t even know how to explain it, but Lauren has just been on top of things. We’ve had some difficulties with the opposing counsel, and the way she has handled it has been great. I’m really pleased.”


“Lauren is an outstanding attorney. She has stayed on top of both of the cases I have and I couldn’t be happier with her! She has gone above and beyond what I expected-answering phone calls/emails on the weekend, being professional at all times, and keeping me grounded when things aren’t going well with the opposing parties. I am extremely happy with Lauren and Cordell & Cordell as a whole!”


“Mrs. Gearhart is very professional and very informative of my case. I feel honored to have her as my lawyer.”