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Joseph Rousseau, attorney at law

Joseph Rousseau leads Wayfinder Law, a law firm dedicated to providing clients exceptional service in the areas of 1) estate planning, wills and trusts, 2) lawsuits and trials, 3) personal injury and wrongful death claims, and 4) probate and estate administration. He founded the firm after nearly a decade working at one of the largest law firms in the St. Louis region. Wayfinder Law’s philosophy follows the “golden rule” – to treat clients how we would want to be treated.  

Joseph’s desire to become a trial attorney arose after he suffered a serious injury while working at a metal foundry after graduating from St. Louis University High School. His desire to help people with estate planning stems from his witnessing families struggle with the terrible problems that can occur because of a lack of good planning . Both of these experiences shaped how he treats, and works for, his clients.

Joseph obtained a degree in finance from Miami University and later graduated with honors from the University of Illinois College of Law. He is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and several federal courts. 

Outside of practicing law, Joseph enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.  

Education

• St. Louis University High School – 1996

• Miami University – 2000 (Dean’s List)

• University of Illinois College of Law – 2006 (Dean’s List, Cum Laude)

Licenses

• Illinois – 2006

• Missouri – 2009

• United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois – 2009

• United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois – 2011

• United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals – 2011

Practice Areas

• Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Lawsuits & Trials 

• Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

• Probate & Estate Administration

Member of the Missouri Bar
Member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Member of the Illinois State Bar Association
Member of the St. Clair County Bar Association
Missouri Location

7777 Bonhomme Ave., #1800

St. Louis, MO  63105

Phone: 314-312-1111

Toll Free: 833-929-3463

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Office Hours

Mon. to Fri. 9:00 am – 5 pm

Special Appointments Available

Available By Phone 24/7

Illinois Location

1 S. Church St., #500

Belleville, IL  62220

Phone: 618-726-9000

Toll Free: 833-929-3463

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Office Hours

Mon. to Fri. 9:00 am – 5 pm

Special Appointments Available

Available By Phone 24/7