Paul Hales - Paul R. Hales, Attorney at Law, LLC

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Paul Hales

Paul R. Hales, Attorney at Law, LLC

3534 Washington Ave.

Saint Louis, MO 63103


Practice Areas
  • Estate, Trust Planning
  • Corporate Law
  • Wills and Probate
  • Health Law
  • Non-Profit Org
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Paul R. Hales began his legal career as an appellate lawyer in the office of the noted civil rights attorney, Louis Gilden. He became a litigator handling both civil cases and criminal defense in federal and state courts. As a partner at Goldstein and Price Mr. Hales specialized in admiralty and maritime litigation and appeals including complex multi-district federal litigation and also developed a business and estate planning practice.

Mr. Hales has been active in the community throughout his professional career. He was counsel to the Metropolitan Coordinating Council in the St. Louis Desegregation Case, Liddell v. Board of Education, Planning Coordinator of the St. Louis Career Education District and founder of City House Learning Centers. As an attorney for STARRS, the St. Louis Area Regional Response System, he was the principal draftsman of a Mutual Aid Agreement among more than 40 hospitals to address mass casualty incidents.

Mr. Hales has special interests and experience in community development, government, education, public health and public policy.  He served on many nonprofit, business and community boards and chaired the St. Louis Community College Foundation and Aid to Victims of Crime. Mr. Hales was recognized for community leadership by the St. Louis Black Leadership RoundtableSt. Louis Jaycees and St. Louis Congregations Allied for Community Improvement.

Mr. Hales is a United States Army veteran and graduate of the Infantry School at Fort Benning. A decorated Infantry officer, he commanded the MSA 31 Security Detachment, a secret unit based near the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Camp Casey, Korea. 

Undergraduate: Wesleyan University
Law School: Columbia University
Admitted to Bar: 1973
Practice Areas: Business > Business Law
Personal > Estate, Trust Planning
Business > Corporate Law
Personal > Wills and Probate
Business > Health Law
Non-Profit Org
Gender: Male
Status: Married
Children: 2 Children
City of Residence: St. Louis
Home Town: St. Louis
Home State: MO
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