223 N Third St., Saint Charles, MO 63301

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With more than 40 years of combined experience, attorneys Thomas John Barklage and Cort M. Smith at Smith Estates & Trusts, LLC are well equipped to guide you through the maze of estate planning, probate and trust administration. Whether you need an experienced trial attorney, a skilled negotiator or a detail-oriented lawyer, we can help. We offer reliable and high quality legal representation at affordable fees.


Cort M. Smith has assumed ownership of The Barklage Law Firm, LLC as of January 1, 2019 and the name will change to Smith Estates & Trusts, LLC.  Mr. Smith looks forward to continue to serve the St. Charles County community and surrounding areas

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Experienced, Attentive & Responsive Attorneys in Missouri

St. Charles estate planning, probate and trust administration law firm dedicated to giving clients personalized attention

We offer the best of both small and large firms — the considerable expertise and specialized skills of seasoned attorneys, ample resources and individual attention. The result is sophisticated, big-firm legal work that is provided with a responsive, cost-effective and client-focused approach that only a boutique firm can deliver.


At Smith Estates & Trusts, LLC, we always give you clear advice and create a detailed plan for your legal matters. We answer your questions directly and precisely, and keep you informed about the status of your case. Our goal is to bring you peace of mind through personalized attention.