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High-Quality Legal Representation Backed by Experience & Personal Service

Brian D. Sleeth

Seasoned Columbia Family Law Attorney

Attorney Brian D. Sleeth of Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices delivers personalized and thorough family law counsel for individuals in Columbia. Whether you need assistance with a divorce or dissolution of marriage, child or spousal support, custody arrangements, paternity, adoptions, or any of our other related legal areas of practice, Attorney Sleeth has the experience, education, and insight to help.

Contact our firm today at (573) 279-1349 to schedule a case evaluation.

Legal Experience

  • 2013–Present: Partner attorney with Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices, Columbia, MO
  • 2010–2012: Partner attorney with Robinson Law Offices, Columbia, MO
  • 2004–Present: Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Westminster College, Fulton, MO
  • 2002–2010: Contract Guardian ad Litem; Full-time for both Boone and Callaway Counties
  • 2006–Present: 13th Judicial Circuit certified and approved mediator for civil cases
  • 2007–Present: Owner and mediator for Middleground Mediation L.L.C.
  • 2000: Summer Internship, Missouri Attorney General’s Office Litigation Division
  • 1999: Law clerk for the Honorable Judge Conley, Retired Presiding Judge - 13th Circuit
  • 1999: Research Assistant for Professor Robert Lawless Business Law, UMC Law School


  • Admitted to the Missouri Bar, September 19, 2001 (Missouri Bar Number #51189)
  • Admitted to United States District Court - Western District of Missouri


  • Juris Doctor, May 2001, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
  • Master of Education, August 1996, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
  • Bachelor of Science, Education, May 1995, magna cum laude, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO

Professional Teaching Experience

  • 1997–1998: Mathematics teacher, Lange Middle School - Columbia, MO
  • 1996–1997: Mathematics teacher, Oakland Middle School - Columbia, MO
  • 1995–1996: Teacher, Shepard Elementary - Columbia, MO

Awards Received

  • Curators Scholarship, University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
  • Roberts Scholarship, University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • University of Missouri - Columbia Law School Foundation Scholarship
  • National Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Recipient
  • Cadre Teaching Fellowship Master’s Program Pioneer

Community Organizations & Activities

  • Member: Boone County Bar Association
  • Chair: Partners in Education Committee
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: Missouri Bar - Family Law Committee
  • Member: Board of Directors for the SHARE program of Columbia, MO


  • Top 100
  • BCBA
  • MO Bar
  • Winter Financial Coaching

Excellent Service & A People-Friendly Approach

We Are A Step Above the Rest
  1. When you call, you speak to one of our attorneys.
  2. Time is of the essence in many legal matters. We know the importance of a prompt response.
  3. Our lead attorneys are backed by over 60 years of combined experience.
  4. Legal fees can be very expensive. We offer the flexibility of payment to all our clients.
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