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Joseph Lambson, 38

Joseph LambsonPartner, Coulter Lambson

Location: Clayton

Practice Areas: Domestic relations, litigation

Law School: Washington University in St. Louis

Since starting the family law practice of Coulter Lambson in 2014, Joe Lambson has been instrumental in the firm’s growth from just two employees to nine. The firm now has offices in Clayton and in St. Charles County.

Lambson’s practice focuses on high-asset divorce and complex child-custody matters, and he also represents clients in the area of school bullying and cyber bullying.

He is a founding member and former president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He also has served on the diversity committee for The Missouri Bar and as part of the bar’s annual meeting planning committee. Lambson also has given numerous CLEs, including at the annual meeting and at the Missouri Family Law Conference.

What advice do you have for young lawyers?

Work hard, maintain your integrity and find a mentor early on who can teach you the real-life aspects of practicing law that you don’t learn in law school.

What is something that would surprise people about you?

I am Spanish/English bilingual.

What inspired you to get involved in the legal profession?

A passion for justice, and the desire to help people when they need it most.

What is the best career advice you have received?

It was a quote from William Randolph Hearst: “Keep your mind on the objective, not the obstacle.”

What is your favorite thing to do away from work?

Spending time with my wife, my kids and our two dogs.

What has been your favorite moment as an attorney?

Winning a case I was told was “unwinnable” on behalf of a client who had been wrongfully accused.