David P. Senkel


David Senkel graduated cum laude from Creighton University School of Law in 1977 where he was a member of the editorial staff of the Law Review.  He joined the firm upon graduation.  Since 1981 he has focused his practice on family law matters, particularly litigation of dissolution of marriage (divorce) cases involving substantial and complex financial, business-related and maintenance (alimony) issues.  Mr. Senkel also has substantial training and experience in family law mediation.

Since 1985 he has served as counsel for the Office of the Jefferson County Assessor, handling property tax-related matters before the State Tax Commission and courts.  Also, since 1979, he has been counsel to Community CableVision, Inc., the not-for-profit corporation holding the cable television franchises to seven Jefferson County communities.

He has been a member of the Missouri Bar since 1977 and is a member of its family law section.  He is also a member of the Jefferson County Bar Association, having served as its president in 1987-88.

Mr. Senkel lives in the Festus-Crystal City, Missouri area where he has been active in many civic and community organizations.  He has served as president of the Crystal City Park and library boards, as well as the executive board of the Jefferson County YMCA.  In 1995 he was honored for his contributions to St. Pius X High School.

Mr. Senkel served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1971-74.

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