Deborah is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. Besserman Law Office represents clients throughout St. Louis and Metro East in the areas of Family Law, Mediations, Child Custody, High Networth Divorce, etc. Deborah Besserman will personally handle your case. Let Deborah Besserman put her years of experience in the legal industry to work for you.


With an early interest in family law, Cheryl received both her Juris Doctorate and Master of Social Work in a dual degree program with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Cheryl is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Missouri and has over twenty-four (24) years of experience in the legal field. In addition to having extensive experience as a negotiator and litigator, Cheryl is a certified Mediator, Arbitrator, Guardian ad Litem and Child Representative, and has advanced mediation training in areas of divorce, child custody (a/k/a allocation of parenting responsibilities and parenting time) and other family law matters.

Bar Admissions
Illinois, 1998
Missouri, 1997
St. Clair County Bar Association, 2004, Guardian ad Litem Committee
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1997
President’s Outstanding Service Award, 2009-2010

Washington School of Law and School of Social Work in St. Louis Missouri
Juris Doctorate, 1997
Master of Social Work, 1997
Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, summa cum laude, 1993
Certified in Mediation with advanced training in mediation in the areas of divorce, child custody (a/k/a allocation of parenting responsibilities and parenting time) and other family law matters
Certified as Guardian ad Litem and Child Representative

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