Meet the Attorneys of Guilfoil Petzall & Shoemake, L.L.C.

The lawyers of Guilfoil Petzall & Shoemake, L.L.C. have been serving the business community of St. Louis, throughout Missouri, and across the country since 1963. The firm was co-founded by Thomas Guilfoil, who had a long and distinguished career in both public service and the practice of law prior to his retirement. Mr Guilfoil’s career included serving as Chief Counsel for the Missouri Division of Insurance, State Chairman for the Democratic Party in Missouri, Chairman of the Commission on Informational Technology, and as a member of the St. Louis City Planning Commission. While in private practice, Mr. Guilfoil represented sports teams, public officials, and a wide variety of corporations.

Today, the firm still models its practice on the ideas and standards Mr. Guilfoil helped establish. We strive to provide personal service, availability, and results. We listen to our clients and provide innovative advice premised on thorough research. Many of our attorneys have attained prominence in the St. Louis area and beyond and have served on the boards of corporations and charities. Our former attorneys include those appointed to serve as judges in various state courts and those who have sought and held public office, including the recent past Mayor of St. Louis, Francis R. Slay.

Our principal list of attorneys is as follows:

Jim J. Shoemake Gerhard J. Petzall Deborah J. Westling