Alan Freed has been representing clients in family law cases since 1983 and, since 1986, has focused his practice on a problem-solving approach to resolving family law issues, with an emphasis on mediation and collaborative practice. He has practiced with Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal, PC, since its founding in 1994.
***Mr. Freed is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Missouri Kansas Super Lawyers. Mr. Freed has been named twice by Best Lawyers a “Lawyer of the Year” for St. Louis: in the field of Collaborative Law: Family for 2013 and in the field of Family Law Mediation for 2015. He was also selected as “Best Mediation Attorney” in the 2009 Missouri’s Best poll conducted by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. In 2009 Mr. Freed, along with his longtime law partner Alisse Camazine, wrote, Divorce in Missouri, a practical guide for people going through divorce. Mr. Freed is a founding member and a past president of the Collaborative Family Law Association and is also a past president of Kids In the Middle. Mr. Freed is member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and an Advanced Mediator Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. He has presented in seminars and conferences, both locally and nationally, on family law and mediation topics. Mr. Freed is an Approved Mediator for the St. Louis County Family Court. He has published numerous articles on family law and mediation, is the author of the chapter on Mediation and Other Forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Missouri Bar Family Law Continuing Legal Education Deskbook, and contributed a chapter titled “Mental Health and Financial Experts: Key Components of the Collaborative Process,” in Understanding Collaborative Family Law (Aspatore, 2011). Mr. Freed is also the co-author of “Missouri Appellate Practice” Vol. 24, 2nd, West Group. He has, since 2001, served as an adjunct Professor at the Washington University School of Law, where he teaches Family Mediation.
***Mr. Freed received his B. Mus. from Kent State University in 1974 and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 1983. His primary areas of practice are: mediation of divorce and family issues, dissolution of marriage, collaborative family law, and appellate matters.