The Roach Law Firm
Based in St. Louis, Serving Clients in Missouri, Illinois, and Nationwide

Gordon K. Rea

Gordon K. Rea

Clayton (St. Louis), Missouri

Gordon K. Rea is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. He earned his Juris Doctorate at the St. Louis University School of Law in the evening program.  Mr. Rea also holds undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from SIU - Edwardsville and in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco.  Mr. Rea earned each of these degrees on a part-time basis while supporting his family of four children.

Mr. Rea joined The Roach Law Firm as an associate attorney in 2010. There he focuses on family law, general civil litigation and civil and criminal appeals.  Mr. Rea is also a member of the firm’s criminal law and DWI team which is led by Susan K. Roach.  Prior to joining The Roach Law Firm, Mr. Rea worked as a principal of his own law firm in Clayton and worked for a general practice law firm in west St. Louis County.  In each of those settings Mr. Rea’s practice focused on family law, international parental kidnapping, DUI, personal injury and criminal.

Mr. Rea is certified by the State of Missouri and State of Illinois as a Dissolution Mediator and in Missouri as a Guardian Ad Litem. Mr. Rea is active with the Missouri Bar and serves on the Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Committee.  He is a past member of the attorney succession rules committee, was a lawyer-coach for the high school mock trial teams at Marquette High School, and former director of the Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center of St. Louis.  Mr. Rea recently lectured on the subject of International parental Kidnapping to a conference of Missouri attorneys.

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Family Law
  • 10% Civil and Criminal Appeals
  • 10% General Civil Litigation
  • 5% Criminal

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Dissolution Mediator, Missouri Bar, 2010
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Missouri Bar, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2008
  • Illinois, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2009


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate - 2008
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • Bachelor of Science - 1992
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Organizational Behavior


  • International Parental Kidnapping, Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2014 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Saint Charles County Bar Association, Attorney, 2014 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Attorney Succession Rrules Committee, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Quinn & Banton, LLP, Associate, 2009 - 2011
  • The Law Offices of Gordon K. Rea, Principal, 2008 - 2009
  • Fleming Pharmaceuticals, Facility Manager, 2004 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center of St. Louis, Past Director, 2012
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis High School Mock Trial, Attorney Coach, 2008 - 2014


  • English
  • Spanish


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