Allan H. Zerman
Allan H. Zerman is now of counsel to the firm he helped found. He is a graduate of the Washington University School of Law and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Naifeh and Smith, The Best Lawyers in America, for Family Law since its first year of publication. In 2011, the same directory named him the “St. Louis ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Family Law.” Mr. Zerman has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1987, and is a former president of its Missouri Chapter. Since 2005, he has been designated as a St. Louis ”Super Lawyer” by Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Zerman is a Diplomate, Emeritus, of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Mr. Zerman holds the "AV" rating of the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, and has lectured throughout the State of Missouri on family law topics for such sponsors of continuing legal education programming as The Missouri Bar, the University of Missouri, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is an AAML-certified arbitrator in family law, and available for family law arbitration and special master engagements.
Mr. Zerman's notable role as personal attorney to all-star St. Louis Cardinal outfielder Curt Flood throughout his famous legal challenge to major league baseball’s reserve clause in the 1972 case of Flood v. Kuhn, 407 US 258 (1972) has been referenced in several recent books, including the most recent "A Well-Paid Slave" by sports author Brad Snyder. Mr. Zerman conceived the legal challenge, and appears in an installment of ESPN Classic’s Sports Century program, as well as the HBO documentary film "The Curious Case of Curt Flood" (2011). Flood's suit is credited as resulting in baseball free agency.
Mr. Zerman has co-authored many articles for legal journals and continuing legal education programs over the years. Several of those articles appear elsewhere on this website.
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