Susan Amato

230 South Bemiston Ave.
Clayton, Missouri 63105
United States
Office Phone: 314-727-7122
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

In over 25 years of practice, Susan Amato has represented hundreds of individuals in a wide variety of issues relating to divorce, custody and other family law matters, through litigation, mediation and collaborative practice. She has an established reputation in dispute resolution with the focus of her practice on conflict resolution, mediation and collaborative practice. Susan was the founding President of the Collaborative Family Law Association in St. Louis.She has been named by Saint Louis Magazine and by U.S. News as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of Collaborative Family Law and Family Law Mediation, and holds the Martindale Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rating for achieving the highest level of professional excellence.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Missouri Bar

Professional Activities

Founding President, Collaborative Family Law Association - St. Louis (2003 - 2005); Missouri Bar Association, Family Law Section and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Women's Lawyer Association; Academy of Family & Conciliation Courts (local planning group member, 2007 - ); International Association of Collaborative Professionals; Advanced Practitioner Member, Association for Conflict Resolution, Family Law Section, Member and prior Board Member, Association of Missouri Mediators, Certified Advanced Practitioner with the Academy of Professional Family Mediators. Listed in Best Lawyers for Collaborative Family Law and Family Law Mediation.

Undergraduate Education

St. Lawrence University, B.A.

Professional Education

Washington University, J.D.


Susan Amato is a experienced domestic relations attorney and mediator. Since 1987, when she began her practice in mediation, she has made client satisfaction her first priority. She believes that when a couple enters a divorce process, it is important to support the parenting relationship, to preserve finances as much as possible and to work towards a successful post-divorce family system. In doing so, she believes that it is important to help clients select the divorce process that will best serve to meet those goals for their family, whether that be mediation, collaborative practice, or litigation when necessary.