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Assisting you with your financial goals is a privilege. At Midwest Trust, it’s an honor we take seriously.

T. Jack Challis Managing Director, Estate Planning Strategies


Trust and estate planning; trust and estate administration; development of planning and tax strategies


Over 40 years of experience in law practice and trust department management. Law practice focusing on estate and trust planning, administration and representing clients in fiduciary disputes.

A partner/shareholder of Polsinelli P.C, Suelthaus & Walsh, P.C., and a founding partner of Nichols & Challis law firm. Also served as Chairman of Enterprise Trust in St. Louis (2001 – 2004).

Law Clerk to Honorable John Bardgett, Supreme Court of Missouri

Adjunct Professor, St. Louis University School of Law


BSBA, Creighton University, Omaha, NB

JD, with honors, St. Louis University School of Law

Professional / Civic Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow (1988)

Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, Member

Missouri Heart Association and St. Louis Heart Association, Former Chair of Board of Directors

Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis, Nominating Committee, Advisory Council, Former Chair of Board of Directors

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