Joel O. Christensen
Licensed in Missouri and Illinois, Joel counsels corporate, individual, and municipal clients on a wide range of cases, including commercial, construction, creditor’s rights, employment, health care, personal injury, professional liability, and real estate matters. Prior to joining Behr, McCarter & Potter, P.C., Joel practiced at a large St. Louis law firm.
Joel earned his B.A., cum laude, in Philosophy and Political Science from Knox College and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law. While in law school, Joel was Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy and won the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court competition, Washington University’s oldest and largest moot court. He received the faculty’s Mary Collier Hitchcock Prize for outstanding writing and was awarded the Dan Carter-Earl Tedrow Memorial Award, selected by his classmates as the graduating student “exemplifying the aims of all those entering the profession of law.” Joel earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in courses on Mediation & ADR Theory and Practice and Pretrial Practice & Procedure and served as a Teaching Assistant (Legal Writing) and Research Assistant (Labor & Employment). Joel’s publications include Wrong on Red: The Constitutional Case against Red Light Cameras, 32 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol’y 443.
Joel is a member of the Lupus Foundation of America-Heartland Chapter’s Board of Directors, the president of the St. Louis Knox Club, a member of the Knox College Alumni Council, a member of the St. Louis County Bar Association’s Executive Committee, and a volunteer for his hometown Boy Scout troop. He is an Eagle Scout and Shaman in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say.
Joel resides in Webster Groves with his wife and son.