Our Attorneys

We stand for expertise and years of experience in a wide variety of legal disciplines. Read our profiles below to get to know us better.

Debra Schuster

Owner  / Managing Attorney


Debra Schuster is the founder of Debra K. Schuster & Associates and sets the standards for  being a holistic and client centered law firm.


She is a native of Buffalo, New York and has lived in St. Louis, Missouri since 1985.


Ms. Schuster's very personal connection to her work and dedication to seniors stems from caring for her grandfather.  Additionally, she now experiences many of the challenges faced by her clients in being a caregiver and attorney-in-fact for her mother.


Debbie has two wonderful sons, ages 23 and 21, one in law school at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the other in the engineering program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. 


Debbie enjoys singing, all types of live musical and theater performance, running, camping, reading, cooking and entertaining with friends.  She is involved in a number of volunteer organizations and Board of Directors for individuals with disabilities and aging-related issues.


Professional development:

  • Ms. Schuster did coursework at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor toward her B.A. in Physical Anthropology which she received from the State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Master of Health Administration from Washington University
  • Juris Doctorate degree from St. Louis University
  • Founded Debra K. Schuster, P.C. in 1999

Ms. Schuster is licensed and practices in Missouri and Illinois

Carol Mena Quick

Elder & Disability Law Attorney


Carol Quick's prior work experience in the health care industry includes positions at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacia Corp., Pfizer Inc. and Express Scripts.  As a law student, she was a long-term care ombudsman at a West County nursing facility, where she developed her appreciation for elder care and advocating for seniors.


Her areas of practice include adult guardianships, probate, and estate planning.


Ms. Quick speaks Spanish.


Ms. Quick was named to the 2015 Missouri/Kansas Rising Stars list for the elder law practice area - Superlawyers.com. Ms Quick is a member and past president of the Bolivian Society of St. Louis and an active member of the local Hispanic Community.  She enjoys travel, the arts, and cinema.


Professional Development:


  • B.A. in Spanish Literature at the University of Missouri - Columbia
  • M.A. in legal studies from Webster University in St. Louis, MO
  • Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Health Law from Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Ms. Quick is a graduate of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro St. Louis' Latino Leadership Institute 2012 - 2013 class

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Debra K. Schuster & Associates
1120 Olivette Executive Pkwy., Suite 220
St. Louis , MO 63132
Phone: 314-991-2602 314-991-2602
Fax: 314-991-8009
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