James Van Dillen

James Van Dillen

Saint Louis, Missouri

James L VanDillen has practiced law for over thirty-five years and has the skill and insight unique to a seasoned legal professional. His clients appreciate his comfortable demeanor and his reputation as an attorney who always gets the right results. Mr. Van Dillen's talent for quick thinking and his unflappable poise come from his background as a professional and semi-professional racecar driver. His twenty-five years of high-speed competition were perfect training for the stresses and intricacies of the legal profession.

In order to serve his clients, Mr. Van Dillen has obtained admission to the Missouri Bar as well as the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri and the 8th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Should his clients need representation at a level beyond the state courts, Mr. Van Dillen has the ability to help them prepare for their day in court.

Mr. Van Dillen is the current President of Van Dillen & Flood, P.C. and has for many years been a member of the St. Louis community. He is active in the community as a Trustee for the Barrington Woods subdivision. He graduated with a law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1971 and also earned a bachelor's from SLU in 1967.

Areas of Practice

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Real Estate Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1976


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1971
  • SIU
    • B.S. - 1967
    • Major: Business

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, St. Louis community
  • Trustee, Barrington Woods subdivision