Our Firm

Lien Lawyers

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Meet Our Team

At Seltzer & Seltzer, L.C., every client is important to us. We are a small firm with a dedicated staff who will give you the personal attention and exceptional legal advice you deserve. Our responsive attorneys will answer your call or email quickly, and we’ll recover the money you are owed at the lowest possible cost to you.

Garry Seltzer

Founding Partner

Since founding our firm in 1979, Garry Seltzer has built a solid reputation as a successful lawyer who has recovered millions of dollars for his clients. He strives to protect the rights of supply companies, subcontractors, general contractors, and other small businesses that are facing construction litigation situations. He focuses on construction debt collection in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

Garry graduated with honors from Southern Illinois University and also received his law degree from the University of Georgia with honors. In 1979 he was admitted to the Georgia Bar and Missouri Bar along with the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Missouri. A few years later he gained admission to the Illinois bar and then the U.S. Supreme Court.

To help hard-working business owners, Garry focuses his practice in the following areas of law:

  • Mechanics Liens
  • Public Works Bonds
  • Labor and Material Bonds
  • Payment Bonds
  • Commercial Collections
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Debtor/Creditor

Garry is a member of the Missouri Bar, The State Bar of Georgia, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He has published several important legal articles including:

  • “The Mis-use of Acceleration Terms in Mortgages,” 1979 Real Estate Review 84
  • “The Role of the South African Criminal Code in Implementing Apartheid,” 8 Ga. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 176, 1978
  • “The Trade Act of 1974,” 8 Ga. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 200, 1978
  • “Due-On-Sales Clauses: Restraints on Alienation,” American Business Law Journal, 1980

Giving back to the community is important to Garry. He is honored to have served his local government in these positions:

  • Councilman, City of Olivette, Missouri, 1986-1992
  • Mayor, City of Olivette, Missouri, 1988-1989

Kevin Seltzer

After graduating from law school, Kevin Seltzer joined his father in private practice in 2007 and helped create Seltzer & Seltzer, L.C. His goal is to handle each client’s case personally, with professionalism and prompt responsiveness. Although he focuses on construction lien law in Missouri and surrounding states, Kevin is also skilled in other business and litigation areas.

Kevin attended the University of Missouri and obtained his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration along with his Juris Doctor degree. During law school, Kevin was a law clerk with a small firm in Columbia, MO and interned with the Missouri Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Control.

In 2007, he was admitted to the Missouri Bar followed by admissions to the Illinois Bar in 2008, the Kansas Bar and Iowa Bar in 2013, and the Nebraska Bar in 2016 and the Oklahoma Bar in 2019.

With his broad experience in civil litigation and contract negotiations, Kevin offers legal services to small business owners, supply companies, and individuals in the following practice areas:

  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Commercial Collections
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Debtor/Creditor Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Traffic Matters
  • Payment Bonds

Throughout his years of practice, Kevin has represented construction clients in five states and adjudicated mechanic’s lien cases, bond claims, and general collection cases for a variety of residential and commercial projects. He has also successfully represented clients in business formation and contract negotiations.

During his career at Seltzer & Seltzer Kevin has helped hundreds of clients recover millions of dollars through legal expertise, persistence and charm. He represents electricians, roofers, plumbers, excavators, material suppliers and almost any other player in the construction business.

“I am a civil litigator and my job is to get my clients the money they deserve. I represent construction companies who have been wronged and I get them paid. I represent individuals who have been injured and I get them paid. I work relentlessly for my clients and that starts with communication. I prioritize consistent and productive interaction with clients, courts, and opposing counsel. I return every phone call and answer every email immediately so that I can achieve a successful result for my client as soon as possible.” ~ Kevin Seltzer

Kevin stays busy outside work by serving as a board member for various political and humanitarian organization, volunteering and contributing to several charitable causes, and assisting in political campaigns including:

  • Parkway School Board – Board of Directors
  • Creve Coeur Democratic Township – Committeeman
  • Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, Inc. – Board of Directors

Timothy Milford

Timothy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Benedictine College and received his Master’s degree from Webster University. He later attended law school at St. Louis University and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1999. He is a member of the Missouri Bar.

To best serve his professional business clients, Timothy focuses his legal practice in the following areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Closely Held Businesses

Utilizing his strong general business practice background and broad construction experience, Timothy has represented major plumbing and mechanical contractors in mechanic’s lien cases, bond claims, and collection actions. He also helps clients with business formation and contract negotiations.

Timothy has served on various civic and charitable boards, commissions, and task forces in St. Louis and the surrounding areas including acting as Past President for the South Side St. Louis Lion’s Club.

Diane Gray

Diane received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy, and later received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the Saint Louis University School of Law. After gaining valuable experience working as a medical intern and in private practice, she joined the team at Seltzer & Seltzer, L.C. in 2001.

With her unique educational background and prior experience, Diane focuses her legal practice in the following areas:

  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Commercial Collections
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Debtor/Creditor Disputes
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law

Diane shares her knowledge and experience through writing and speaking engagements including:

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Health law Symposium, Managing and Marketing Pharmaceuticals: Quality, Access, and Competition (Response Address to Keynote Speaker), April 11, 1997.
  • Journal of Health and Hospital Law, Student Editor, 1996-1997.
  • Rich MW, Gray DB. Effect of Multi-Disciplinary Intervention on Medication Compliance in Elderly Patients With Congestive Heart Failure. Am J Med. 1996; 101:270-276.

An avid horse lover, Diane volunteers her free time to various local entities including:

  • Past President of the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors for ARTS FOR LIFE
  • Board of Directors for St. Louis Rhapsody of Horses
  • Pro Bono legal services for St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.
  • Providing drug information on KMOX radio “Call For Action” programs.