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Theodore (“Ted”) Dearing has earned an AV® Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics. Ted has been selected as one of the Best Attorneys in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly and also as one of the “Top 100 St. Louisans to know to succeed in business”. Although it is somewhat rare in today’s environment, Ted continues to maintain a “general civil practice” and does not specialize in any one particular area. After more than 35 years of practice, this enables him to identify and address many issues clients raise that a specialist might not recognize or be able to resolve. Ted assists both individuals and business clients with a wide variety of civil litigation and other legal issues. He has extensive experience in all aspects of estate administration, including probate estates, guardianships and conservatorships. He can also assist you with your estate planning needs, including the drafting of trusts, Wills and powers of attorney.

The attorneys at Dearing Batten & Bauer LLC serve clients throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and the greater St. Louis metro area.

Practice Areas
  • Wills and trusts
  • Probate administration and litigation
  • Civil litigation
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Corporate law
  • Contracts
  • Missouri, 1982
  • Washington University, J.D. 1982 – Order of the Coif
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1979 – Magna Cum Laude; Member Phi Beta Kappa
Associations & Memberships
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
Biographical Details
  • Born St. Louis Missouri
  • Adjunct Professor, Washington University, School of Law, 1984-1986
Community Involvement
  • Grace United Methodist Church (has served as Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and in many other leadership roles)
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Louis (Chairman – Board of Governors, 2013-2014)