For over five decades, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum has been a cornerstone of the St. Louis legal community, earning a reputation as a trusted leader.  Our enduring legacy is built on a foundation of unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and client advocacy.

Throughout our long history of service, we have consistently demonstrated a deep understanding of the law and a dedication to achieving favorable outcomes for our clients.  Our team of seasoned attorneys brings together decades of collective experience, ensuring that we are well-equipped to handle a wide range of legal matters with precision and confidence.  The Firm maintains an active litigation, arbitration, and appellate practice throughout Missouri and southern Illinois, representing clients ranging from individuals, families, and small businesses to nationwide corporations, governmental entities, and educational institutions.  Our lawyers also advise and counsel clients on the whole range of legal issues, most notably business transactions, corporate governance, estate planning, labor and employment law, professional liability, real estate, taxation, and education.

The Firm and our partners are perennially recognized by exclusive professional groups, including Best Lawyers, Martindale Hubble AV ratings, and Missouri Super Lawyers.  Our Firm is also a proud member of Legal Netlink Alliance, a global alliance of independent, general practice law firms selected for membership because of a high level of quality and integrity.  Our membership in Legal Netlink Alliance gives our clients access to quality legal representation virtually anywhere in the world.

Our firm has consistently achieved exceptional results for our clients in the courtroom.  We are also recognized for our contributions to the legal profession and our broader community.  Our attorneys are actively involved in professional organizations, bar associations, and community service initiatives, further solidifying our reputation as leaders both inside and outside the courtroom.

At Shands Elbert, our commitment to excellence extends beyond our legal expertise. We prioritize building strong relationships with our clients based on trust, communication, and personalized attention. Our clients know that when they choose us, they are not just hiring a law firm – they are partnering with a team of dedicated advocates who will fight tirelessly on their behalf.

As we look ahead to the next 50 years and beyond, we remain steadfast in our commitment to upholding the highest standards of legal excellence and continuing to serve as leaders in the legal community.