Mr. Barklage owned The Barklage Law Firm, LLC from 2002 until 2018 at which time Cort MacBeth Smith acquired the firm changing the name to Smith Estates & Trusts, LLC.
Mr. Barklage received an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1972 and his law degree (cum laude) from St. Louis University in 1975 and has been engaged in the private practice of law since that time. A lifelong resident of St. Charles, Mr. Barklage dedicated many years to public service as an elected Member of the Missouri House of Representatives as well as serving served six years as a Member of the Missouri State Highway and Transportation Commission, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Highway Department and Highway Patrol Retirement System and Chairman of the System’s Investment Committee.
Mr. Barklage is a Member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, The Missouri Bar and the St. Charles County Bar Association.
Mr. Barklage concentrates his practice in the areas of Wills and Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate, Conservation Easements and similar items, Corporate/Business Planning and Succession, as well as Condemnation and Eminent Domain matters