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Valroy Binsbacher is a co-founder of the Binsbacher & Griffithe, LLC Law Firm located in Mascoutah, Illinois. Mr. Binsbacher graduated from Central Methodist College and then attended the University of Missouri Law School where he graduated in November, 1972.  During his final year in Law School, he concentrated his studies in the areas of estate and business planning.  He began his career as a lawyer in O'Fallon, Illinois with the Robert Hayes Law Firm.  He later worked in the firms of McRoberts, Sheppard, McRoberts and Wimmer, Edgemont, Illinois, and Schroeder Poston & Binsbacher, Mascoutah, Illinois.  In August, 1979 he, together with Attorney Brad Barkau, founded Binsbacher and Barkau, P.C.  In July, 1990, he started his own law firm known as Valroy Binsbacher, P.C.  In January, 2007, Binsbacher & Griffithe, LLC was formed for the practice of law with Maurice R. Griffithe and  Valroy Binsbacher.  Throughout his career, Mr. Binsbacher has concentrated in the areas of estate and business planning, estate administraton, real estate and probate law.  He has been a speaker at numerous estate planning seminars throughout southern and central Illinois.  vbinsbacher@bgllclaw.com

MauriMaurice R. Griffithe is a co-founder of Binsbacher & Griffithe, LLC.  Prior to co-founding the law firm, Mr. Griffithe worked for the St. Louis based firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.  Mr. Griffithe graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Philosphy from Eastern Illinois University in 1997.  Thereafter, Mr. Griffithe served as a Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army from 1997 - 2000.  In 2003 Mr. Griffithe graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law.  Mr. Griffithe is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Missouri.  Membership affiliations include the Illinois State Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association and St. Clair County Bar Association.  Mr. Griffithe focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, guardianships, real estate, business entities, and contracts.  Publications include "Computer Lemon Laws: An Evaluation of Existing Defective Computer Remedies and the Proposed Illinois Computer Lemon Act," 27 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 575 (2003).  mgriffithe@bgllclaw.com  

dianeDiane Goatey is a paralegal with the law firm of Binsbacher & Griffithe, LLC.  Prior to joining Binsbacher & Griffithe, LLC, Mrs. Goatey was a paralegal with the predecessor law firm Valroy Binsbacher, P.C.  She has been in the law field since 1985.  Prior to working with our office, Mrs. Goatey was in the insurance industry and was a fully licensed insurance agent in life, health, vehicle, and home insurance.  Mrs. Goatey graduated with an Associates Degree from Belleville Area College (n/k/a Southwestern Illinois College) in 2000, with a 4.0 grade point average while working full time, enjoying her marriage, and raising her two daughters.  Mrs. Goatey specializes in Estate and Probate Administration, Trust Administration, Guardianships, and funding of trusts.  Mrs. Goatey is also a Notary Public in Illinois.  Mrs. Goatey is an avid stamp collector, enjoys reading, hiking, wineries, spending time with friends, and traveling. dgoatey@bgllclaw.com

melissaMelissa Stookey is a paralegal with the law firm of Binsbacher & Griffithe, LLC, formerly Valroy Binsbacher, P.C.  Melissa has been working as a paralegal for 16 years.  She specializes in Estate Planning, Corporations, Trust Administration, and Estate Administration.  In addition to her legal responsibilities, Melissa is our computer administrator.  Melissa graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with her Bachelors of Science in Psychology.   mstookey@bgllclaw.com 


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