In 1957, Goldstein and Price, L.C. was founded on a handshake between partners Milton Goldstein and Elmer Price. Their guiding vision was simple and straightforward: to represent their clients vigorously, creatively, and ethically. “Our feeling is the law is a profession and should be practiced that way,” Goldstein said. To maintain their vision, Goldstein and Price has stayed small—by design—in order to operate as a tight-knit team. Our founding partners prided themselves on their philosophy that no partner “owns” a client. Instead, the firm has clients and works collectively to bring each and every client the best result possible. This uncommon but successful approach to the practice of law benefits our clients today, over sixty years later.
Our founding partners’ principled but aggressive approach not only satisfied clients but won converts. James S. Burrall, then Risk Manager of Walker Towing Co., told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about why he hired the firm after being grilled on the witness stand by one of its attorneys: “I was so impressed, as well as being so angry, that I decided I had to have them on my side. They are the kind of firm that responds anyplace anytime.”
Like the industries it serves and the St. Louis riverfront since the mid-1960s, Goldstein and Price, L.C. has changed and adapted over the past half-century. But the firm’s membership remains committed to the same fundamental principles that guided its founders: to represent our clients effectively and aggressively within the bounds of legal propriety.