Craig M. Billmeyer
Firm: Bradshaw, Steele, Cochrane, Berens & Billmeyer, L.C.
Address: 3113 Independence Street
Cape Girardeau, MO 63702
University: Southwest Missouri State University, B.S., with honors, 1981, University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1984
Admitted: 1984, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 1985, Illinois
Biography: Craig M. Billmeyer was born in Belleville, Illinois in 1959 and attained his undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1981 where he graduated with honors. Mr. Billmeyer received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984 where he served as Note and Comment Editor of the Missouri Law Review. Mr. Billmeyer joined the firm as an associate in 1984 and became a member of the firm in 1989. Mr. Billmeyer's law practice is concentrated primarily in matters involving estate planning, probate, estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and the administration of trusts and estates. He has extensive experience in assisting clients with the transfer of wealth from one generation to another, particularly including the orderly and tax-efficient succession of family-owned businesses and family farming operations. Mr. Billmeyer is a member of the Missouri Bar Association's section on probate and trust law, the Illinois State Bar Association's section on probate and trust law, the Missouri Bar Association and the Cape Girardeau County Bar Association. Mr. Billmeyer is married to Mary Donnelly Billmeyer and they have a son and a daughter.