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Linda M. Dougherty

Linda M. Dougherty

314.450.5442 direct
314.863.5525 fax

Attorney at Law


Linda has spent many years in the fields of Estate and Wealth Planning and Trust and Estate Administration, dealing with people at all stages of life and sophistication. It is her goal to provide her clients with customized service and solutions tailored to their specific needs. She helps them to understand complex estate planning issues to enable them to make the decisions that will protect their families and assure that their financial and planning goals will be met.

Linda began her career as an attorney in a law firm with a general civil practice, focused primarily on estate planning and tax matters, with some work on corporate, real estate and civil litigation matters. She subsequently spent over two decades working for St. Louis trust companies, providing high net worth clients with expertise and sophisticated solutions in the areas of estate and trust fiduciary administration, charitable planning, and retirement, IRA and tax planning. She developed and taught in-house estate and trust training programs to educate trust company and bank staff about estate planning and trust administration issues.

After a brief retirement, Linda resumed practicing law and joined MGD Law, LLC, where she continues to provide personalized advice and counsel to her clients.


  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1978
  • Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, B.A., Cum Laude, 1972


  • Missouri 1978
  • Illinois 1980


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis


  • Nurses for Newborns, Current President of the Board of Directors, Current Chair of the Executive Committee, Former Vice President and Former Secretary of the Board of Directors
  • American Red Cross, Planned Giving Advisory Council, Member
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Fund Development Committee, Past Member
  • Saint Mary’s College, St. Louis Alumnae Club Past President (Two Terms)
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MGD Law Response to SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Pandemic

MGD Law is open, operating, and committed to providing legal services to our clients with careful attention to the St. Louis County Business Reopening Procedures. The health and safety of our clients, attorneys and staff is of paramount importance to us. Our office complies with the St. Louis County Business Reopening Protocols. Many of us are working remotely but we continue to have a core presence of attorneys and staff in the office each business day. We remain available to assist you with your regular estate planning, estate and trust administration needs, and emergency estate planning needs. We are assisting clients by “low tech” methods like phone calls, faxes, e-mail, U.S. Mail, Federal Express, masked and distanced in-person meetings in our large conference room, and socially-distanced outdoor signings for estate planning documents, as well as “high tech” methods like video-conferenced meetings through Zoom, Facetime, Teams or Skype, document sharing through our secure client portal, and video-conferenced document signings in compliance with applicable Illinois and Missouri emergency orders allowing video-signings. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need our help. Contact information for all of our attorneys and staff can be found on the Our Team page of our website. You can also call us on our main number, 314.721.7778 or email us at

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