Joseph A. Lambson

Joseph A. Lambson


Joseph A. Lambson is one of the most sought after family law and civil litigation attorneys in Missouri. 

A seasoned courtroom trial lawyer and a strategist at the negotiation table, Joe focuses his family law practice in the areas of high asset divorce and complex child custody matters. Many of Joe’s cases involve concerns about a litigant’s mental health, allegations of substance abuse, and/or allegations of domestic violence. 

Given his reputation and experience in quarterbacking sophisticated family law litigation, Joe is frequently appointed by judges to serve as a guardian ad litem representing at-risk children in the family court process. Joe has a passion for fighting for the rights of children and devotes significant energy in his practice to representing victims of school bullying and cyber bullying and to helping individuals and families navigate their options when their child or loved one is the victim of abuse, harassment, or other forms of negligence. 

Joe’s civil practice is often, but not always, interconnected with his family law cases as he focuses on matters involving wrongful death, personal injury, invasion of privacy, and negligence on the part of corporations and school districts. 

Joe, a founding member and former President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, has served as a member of the Missouri Bar’s Diversity Committee and the Missouri Bar’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee. He is fluent in Spanish and is frequently invited to present at legal conferences throughout Missouri including the Missouri Family Law Conference and the Missouri Bar Annual Meeting. 

Joe received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri and his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Brigham Young University in Utah. 

He currently lives in Saint Louis County, Missouri with his wife, 3 children, and 2 dogs.

Awards and Recognitions

Each year since 2017, Joe has been selected to the Best Lawyers in America List by U.S. News & World Report. Nominees are selected on the basis of their legal experience, educational background, community outreach, successful verdicts, and peer evaluation. Joe was also named a 2023 Super Lawyer, which vets and selects the top 5% of attorneys by practice area in a peer-influenced and research-driven selection process. Since 2013, Joe has maintained a rating of 10.0 Superb by Avvo, a legal services forum dedicated to providing legal consumers with information about attorneys by area of practice.