About Our Family Law & Divorce Lawyers

The Law Firm of McChesney & Ortwerth has assembled a talented team of professionals with the experience, resources, and desire to succeed in the most difficult cases.

The attorneys of McChesney & Ortwerth are genuinely compassionate and understand that their clients are suffering emotionally and financially. Their suffering inspires the team of McChesney & Ortwerth to fight, not only for the families, but also for their dignity and quality of life.

The attorneys of McChesney & Ortwerth have earned the distinguished A.V. Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating a law firm can achieve. It indicates that McChesney & Ortwerth has reached the height of professional excellence, skill and integrity.

Our law firm received recognition in the 2009 Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers, 93rd Edition, which includes only those select law firms that have the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have preeminent designations in their field.

Brian McChesney Divorce Lawyer

Brian McChesney

Managing Partner

Born: Lincoln, Nebraska, May 22, 1966
Education: Rockhurst College, B.A., English, 1988; St. Louis University, 1992
Practice Areas: Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
Membership: The Missouri Bar; Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and the American Bar Association.
Admissions: 1992, Missouri; 1993, Illinois; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 2006, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2008, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Biography: Brian McChesney graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1992 and is a civil trial attorney.
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Brian is licensed in Missouri, Illinois and the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Brian is also a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice.

bmcchesney@gatewaydivorcelaw.com

Craig Ortwerth Divorce Lawyer

Craig Ortwerth

Managing Partner

Born: Ft. Benning, Georgia, February 22, 1973
Education: Drake University, B.A., 1995 , University of Missouri, J.D., 1998
Practice Areas: Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death
Membership: The Missouri Bar; Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Admissions: 1998, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 1999, Illinois; 2006, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Biography: Craig Ortwerth received his B.A. degree from Drake University in 1995 and his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1998. Craig is a civil trial attorney.
Craig is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Missouri and Illinois and is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, American Association for Justice, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, The Missouri Bar and Illinois Bar Association.

cortwerth@gatewaydivorcelaw.com

Divorce & Family Law Services

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