Tina’s diversity of litigation background enables her to assess a client’s legal issues from a broad perspective.
Tina Babel is a trial attorney who practices in the areas of Trusts and Estates Litigation, Business Litigation, and Title IX.
Trusts and Estates Litigation
Tina represents clients in litigation and disputed administration matters involving:
- Trusts and estates
- Powers of attorney
- Beneficiary designations
- Joint account or insurance disputes
- Breaches of fiduciary or trustee duties
- Trust termination or modification
- Elder abuse
- Guardianships (adults and minors)
- Conservatorships (adults and minors)
- Involuntary commitment
- No-contest disputes
- Undue influence
- Discovery of assets and accountings
Tina represents trustees, financial institutions, personal representatives, beneficiaries, minors, the elderly, attorneys-in-fact, children, siblings, and other family members when handling the array of fiduciary disputes that may arise when dealing with trusts or wills.
As a trusts and estates litigator, Tina has handled a wide variety of cases from pursuing missing assets from a trust account to fighting or defending a request to remove a trustee for misconduct. With the aging of baby boomers and the new issues that are arising daily in our probate courts, experienced trusts and estates litigators are necessary to adequately protect trustee’s and client’s interests when an issue arises.
Tina is also experienced in business and contractual litigation, including disputes arising out of contract and tort, class actions, and professional liability defense. Tina has represented hundreds of businesses and business owners, shareholders, brokers, financial institutions, employees/employers, medical providers, individuals, trustees, and insurers and insureds. Tina also has successfully represented a number of clients in negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations.
Tina previously served as the Title IX Coordinator for Lindenwood University. She therefore has an in-depth understanding of the changing nature and procedures of Title IX, as well as allegations relating to sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence and sexual discrimination claims in education. As the Title IX Coordinator, Tina worked with other Title IX Coordinators throughout Missouri and Illinois. She implemented and coordinated the University’s Title IX compliance efforts and oversaw numerous hearings relating to Title IX, working with students, faculty, employees, investigators, and hearing officers to ensure prompt and equitable resolution in cases relating to Title IX. Tina is therefore very familiar with the Title IX process and can help universities, the victim, or the accused parties work through the complicated Title IX landscape.
After law school, Tina worked with a top law firm in San Diego, California, practicing in the fields of business litigation and trust and estate litigation. Upon moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, she continued to hone her skills as a highly-effective advocate and trial litigator by joining the respected and well-known litigation and trial practice group at Carmody MacDonald. Today, she continues her practice zealously representing and negotiating for clients in a field which often includes emotional family disagreements and contentious business litigation.
With experience at firms in both California and Missouri, as well as a private University in Missouri, the diversity of her litigation background enables Tina to assess client’s legal issues from a broad perspective.
Tina lives in Kirkwood, Missouri with her husband, Rob (the high school band director at Fort Zumwalt North), her three children, Alex (who is currently attending Missouri State University), Kate, and Chloe, and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Tanner.