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Bruce Friedman oF Paule, camazine & Blumenthal, P.c.


ThE ‘Go-To’ for

Family Law
By Maggie Peters | Photo by Sarah Conroy


PA U L E , C A m A z i n E

I hope to embark on helping find a
solution for couples looking to resolve
issues before they get to court.

ruce Friedman of Paule, Camazine & Blumenthal has
been practicing family law for more than 30 years,
working primarily with high net-worth individuals
negotiating prenuptial agreements, and in complex
divorce cases, often involving those with business
valuation issues.
Speaking of his recent focus shift to alternative dispute
resolution and mediation, Friedman says, “I recently became a
certified family law mediator through the American Academy
of Matrimonial Lawyers, and completed training through the
Harvard Law School Negotiation Project.”
The mediation training has Friedman looking at new
approaches to family law. “After 38 years, [I thought] there had
to be a better way,” he confides. “I hope to embark on helping
find a solution for couples looking to resolve issues before they
get to court.” Friedman adds that in cases where there is a basic
element of trust and a relatively level playing field, clients retain
confidentiality and control over the resolution of their issues and,
ultimately, save money.
Family law appeals to Friedman for the creativity in solutions
and the variety of issues that each case will present. “I’ve always
been a problem solver,” he says. “Every case brings with it
something unique. Justice shouldn’t be cookie-cutter. Courts have
rules and laws that restrict creative solutions, whereas lawyers can
be creative when reaching an agreement. You can think outside
the box. It’s not a job where every case is the same.”
Friedman’s skill as a family law attorney also aids in managing
client expectations and helping them realize what their best
solution is, even if that’s not their first choice. “I really work
to help clients see a realistic approach to conflict resolution.
Sometimes that means telling them something they want isn’t
going to help them in court, or may actually be harmful to them,
or won’t be in the best interest of their family,” Friedman says.
“I help them understand the alternatives to scorched earth
litigation, and the cost-effective solutions that are available.”
Recognized first in 2014, Friedman has once again been named
Lawyer of the Year in Family Law in the upcoming 2020 Best
Lawyers publication. He has also written and spoken extensively
on the practice of family law, having for many years authored the
Missouri Bar desk book chapter on prenuptial agreements, and
spoken at numerous conferences throughout Missouri.
Looking to the future, Friedman says he plans to serve as a
mediator for couples with complex financial issues, including
business valuations, while continuing to negotiate prenuptial
agreements, and help clients find their best solutions. “I like
helping people from the beginning to the end and getting people
through to the new chapter in their life. It’s a journey.”

Bruce Friedman, 165 North Meramec Avenue, Suite 110, 314-244-3612,
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