F. Van Pelt

Van Pelt and Van Pelt, PC Attorneys at Law


F. Richard “Rick” Van Pelt is one of the 100 Diplomates of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. He has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America- Family law” each year since 2001. He has been named the Springfield Missouri ” Lawyer of the Year for Family Law” for 2022 and 2014. He handles complex Dissolution of Marriage cases. He is also a Certified AAML Mediator.


University of Missouri, Columbia Missouri

Admitted to Practice

Mo 1983

AAML Position(s) Held

  • Former Executive Committee Parliamentarian
  • Former Board of Governors Delegate Missouri
  • Membership Committee
  • Past Missouri Chapter President

Legal Organizations

  • Fellow American Academy of Matarimonial Lawyers
  • Prior Board of Governors American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, Member: Missouri Bar Assn., Family Law Section
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Assn., Family Law Committe.

CLE Presentations

  • AAML National Meeting 2022 Presenter on AAML Communications Initiative, Various presentations for the Missouri BarAAML Mid-Year Meeting Presenter

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