DAVID P. SENKEL – PARTNER AT THURMAN LAW FIRM
- Family Law
- Municipal Law
- School Law
- State of Missouri (1977)
- Creighton University School of Law, J.D. (1977)
- Officer in United States Air Force (1971-1974)
- Jefferson County Bar President (1987-1988)
- Past President of Crystal City
- Missouri Park and Library Boards
- Past Member of Executive Board of Jefferson County, Missouri YMCA
- Youth Sports Coach – Our Lady School, Festus, Missouri
- Member of the Missouri Municipal League
- Past President of Crystal City, Missouri Park and Library Boards
David Senkel graduated cum laude from Creighton University School of Law in 1977 where he was a member of the Editorial Staff of the Law Review. He joined the firm upon graduation. Since 1981 he has focused his practice on family law matters, particularly litigation of dissolution of marriage (divorce) cases involving substantial and complex financial, business-related and maintenance (alimony) issues. Mr. Senkel also has substantial training and experience in family law mediation and has served as a Court-Appointed Special Master in complex family law cases.
He served in the office of the Jefferson County Assessor from 1985 – 2017, handling property tax-related matters for the State Tax Commission in Courts. He also served for nearly twenty (20) years as counsel to Community Cablevision, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation holding the cable television franchises to seven Jefferson County communities. Since 2007 Mr. Senkel has served as City Attorney for the City of Crystal City, Missouri. He also serves as General Counsel for the Jefferson R-VII School District.
He has been a member of the Missouri Bar since 1977 and is a member of its family law section. He is also a member of the Jefferson County Bar Association, having served as its president in 1987-88.
The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized Mr. Senkel in 2018, as it has in a past number of years, as “10 Best in Missouri for Client Satisfaction”. Mr. Senkel has also received a “Superb” rating by Avvo and has been recognized with a “Preeminent A.V.” Certification from Martindale-Hubbell reflecting, by “Peer Review”, the highest level of professional excellence and ethical standards.
Mr. Senkel lives in the Festus-Crystal City, Missouri area where he has been active in many civic and community organizations. He has served as president of the Crystal City Park and library boards, as well as the executive board of the Jefferson County YMCA. In 1995 he was honored for his contributions to St. Pius X High School.
Mr. Senkel served as an officer in the United States Air Force from 1971-74.