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Attorney Michael P. Shea

Well-known as a top family lawyer in the St. Charles area, Attorney Mike Shea fights tenaciously for Missouri families facing toxic legal battles including divorce, child custody, or probate issues. With over 40 years of family law experience, he understands that family problems affect every aspect of your existence – your children, finances, friends, and future.

Winning contested custody battles and complex divorce cases has earned Attorney Shea many grateful client referrals from his neighbors in St. Charles and surrounding Missouri counties.

With years of experience as the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the City of St. Charles, Attorney Shea has a keen ability to examine your case from the opposing viewpoint.  He uses this to your advantage to prepare and fight effectively for your case.

 He is also known for his wise guidance and skilled negotiations as a family court mediator — enabling hundreds of families to settle out of court.

In recognition of these abilities, his peers in court have elected and appointed Mike Shea for many years as a Special Master of the St. Charles Family Court. In teamwork with a female Special Master, he provides a valuable community service. Who doesn’t want seasoned advice and a professional, honest perspective in your time of need?

Attorney Shea also cares for your community by serving as the president of Tri-County Advisory Board To Probation and Parole.  This small non-profit raises funds for those who cannot afford their parole and probation requirements, such as classes or alcohol counseling.

As a NRA-certified pistol instructor and Range Safety Officer, Attorney Shea enjoys spending time on the range.

In the words of a client:

“There are many words for Attorneys. Some of them are not too complimentary. However, one word appropriately applies to Mike. That word is Counsel. Sometimes, you may not like what he is telling you. However, you know it is rooted in a firm foundation of honesty and practicality. If you are an individual or family in need of legal advice, those qualities are an absolute must in your Counsel. Mike has been our family Counsel since he became an Attorney. We strongly recommend Mike if you need a Counsel.” John E. BruengerSenior Credit Advisor to Small & Medium Companies | Greater St. Louis Area

What his peers say:

“Mike is an outstanding family law attorney committed to his clients and their issues. He is at the top of his profession and held in high regard by all attorneys in St Charles County. He has a reputation for fairness and integrity while still being a tenacious advocate for his clients.” – Attorney Daniel O’ Donnell

Attorney Shea’s long-standing reputation for honesty and professionalism has won him the high honor of a AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Fight for your family with the experience, honesty, and compassion that Shea Kohl Law offers!

To schedule a consultation with Attorney Mike Shea, call (636) 946-9999 today!

Practice areas

  • Family law –  Divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Orders of protection
  • Paternity
  • Probate, estate planning, wills
  • QDROs
  • Real Estate
  • Step parent adoptions


  • Missouri 1976


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.
  • Volunteer Lawyer Service Award, Legal Services of Eastern MO
  • Bar Association President, 11th Judicial Circuit, 1981
  • Special Master St. Charles Family Court, 2010 – present.


  • University of Missouri – St. Louis, BA
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City, Juris Doctor

Associations & memberships

  • Charles County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Missouri Association of Mediators

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Shea Kohl Law, LC serves clients in Missouri including St. Charles, Troy and Lincoln and throughout Warren and St. Louis counties. We also serve clients in Illinois.