Practice Areas


The Burkemper Law Firm assists families in agency adoptions, private placement adoptions, and step-parent adoptions. Adoptions are happy occasions, and The Burkemper Law Firm is honored when people choose us to help them in their adoption process.

Business Law

Attorneys at The Burkemper Law Firm help individuals form limited liability corporations (LLC’s) or other corporate structures. In addition to helping people form corporations, The Burkemper Law Firm will help individuals draft corporate governance documents and we have represented a number of area businesses in a variety of litigation.

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense is a special area of interest for attorney David Brengle at The Burkemper Law Firm. Attorney Brengle has successfully handled state criminal cases throughout the eastern half of Missouri and in the Federal District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri. Attorney Brengle has special training in DWI / DUI charges.

Debt Collection

The Burkemper Law Firm assists all kinds of creditors in enforcing debt obligations. When necessary, The Burkemper Law Firm can obtain judgments for creditors and help enforce those judgments.


We list DWI as separate from criminal defense, because the ability to properly defend a DWI / DUI charge requires special training over and above what most criminal defense attorneys possess. Very few law firms or attorneys can match The Burkemper Law Firm in training focused entirely on DWI defense. Call us for a free consultation on your DWI and see for yourself.

Estate Planning

The Burkemper Law Firm has helped families in and around Lincoln County settle their affairs for over 40 years. Thomas Burkemper has developed comprehensive advice for families related to end-of-life medical care and who should handle affairs in the event that a client becomes incapacitated. All of this planning can include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Beneficiary Deeds
  • Advance Directives for Healthcare
  • Family Law and Guardianships

Family Law

Family law is a special area of concentration for attorney Adam Burkemper. Adam is an attorney adviser to the Lincoln County Child Support Court, and he has represented fathers and mothers in nearly every kind of family law case. Adam has litigated divorce cases

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against some of the biggest and most well-known Family Law firms in St. Louis, St. Charles, and Troy. Adam has experience handling the most contentious and emotional of family cases along with cases involving high net-worth families. While Adam has experience successfully fighting the biggest and most intimidating law firms, he is able to offer this skill at a power price point, as he has chosen to keep his office in the area he was raised in rather than move it into St. Charles or St. Louis where his fees would have to accommodate higher urban expenses.

Contact The Burkemper Law Firm now for a fee consultation on your family law matter.

Civil Litigation

The Burkemper Law Firm routinely represents clients in general litigation. These types of cases involve:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Replevin Actions
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate

There are few attorneys in the State of Missouri with the quantum and quality of experience that Thomas Burkemper possesses in Probate law. Tom has practiced law in Missouri for 47 years. During that time, a significant, if not large, portion of his practice has been dedicated to Probate matters. Tom has handled some of the largest estates in Lincoln County. Very few attorneys can match his level of experience in this area.

To discuss your probate matters in detail, contact us for a free consultation.

Real Estate

The Burkemper Law Firm regularly represents landlords, buyers, sellers, and owners in a variety of real estate matters, including:

  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Unlawful Detainer Actions
  • Easements and Right-of-Ways

Contact The Burkemper Law Firm for a free consultation to discuss your real estate case.