Marta Papa

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7101 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130
314 862-0202
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Description of Practice

Marta J. Papa is an Attorney, Mediator and President of a successful family law firm in St. Louis, Missouri. Her practice primarily focuses on helping clients resolve disputes using mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Marta's passion for mediation stems from her belief in each individual's right to self-determination. Marta is honored that her reputation as a top mediator and educator of dispute resolution has been recognized at the national level. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine as well as being named one of the Top Ten Women in Leadership by American Airlines. She is frequently asked to speak at national conferences on Conflict Resolution and Mediation and has authored numerous articles for national legal publications and scholarly journals. Marta combines her knowledge of the law with her post-graduate degree from the prestigious Menninger Institute of Marriage and Family Therapy to develop programs and workshops on dispute resolution. She teaches such trainings nationwide to Judges, Attorneys, Business Owners, Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Clergy, and other groups interested in learning how to resolve disputes utilizing creative options and approaches. She is often called upon to mediate disagreements in business organizations where her clients need to maintain a positive working relationship after the disagreement is resolved.

Professional Background

Marta received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston and a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Menninger Institute. She has extensive training in negotiation, mediation and collaborative law, and teaches Mediation, Dissolution of Marriage and Litigation at St. Louis area colleges.


Marta has been a mediator since 1992 and has completed over 4000 mediations. She currently conducts mediation training seminars for attorneys, judges and mental health professionals interested in becoming mediators. Marta is a regular speaker for conferences, television interviews and radio programs and has built a reputation as one of St. Louis’ top mediators.


Marta’s approach to mediation is one of facilitation. Her background in family therapy allows her to help couples break through old marital patterns that often prevent them from moving forward. Her background as a seasoned divorce attorney ensures that she is familiar with all options available for couples in designing their unique plan for living apart.


$295 per hour

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Partnership

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Estate Planner
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Collaborative Professional

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.