107 S. Broadview  |  Cape Girardeau, MO 63703  |  PHONE 573-651-4855


Lawyers in the Statler family have been a trusted fixture in the legal community around Southeast Missouri since 1936, Statler Lawyers offer a wide range of legal services designed to meet the needs of clients. Whether you are attempting to obtain a divorce, probate proceedings, social security benefits, file for bankruptcy, navigate your way through charges for driving while intoxicated or secure counsel for a criminal or civil litigation matter, we can help.

Our firm has built a reputation for providing loyal, reliable and consistent service to our clients and for taking an active role in our community. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you meet your legal goals.

Peter Statler

(1942 - 2016)

Peter Statler attained both his undergraduate and J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Mr. Statler proudly served in the United States Navy from 1966-1969 and was a Vietnam War veteran. Upon his return from the war he went into private practice at Mueller & Statler in Jackson, where he stayed until 1994 when he became Missouri Associate Circuit Judge for Cape Girardeau County until 2010. He also served as a Jackson, Missouri Municipal Judge from 1988-1994 and again from 2011- 2016.

Mr. Statler was a member of the Missouri Bar and the Cape County Bar Association. In 2016, he received recognition by the Missouri Bar Association for 50 consecutive years of practice. He was also very active in the community and has been a member of the local Rotary chapter and has served as a Board of Elders Member for St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

Peter married his lovely wife Judy (Hellwig) Statler in 1967 while he was enlisted in the Navy and the couple shared three sons.

Mr. Statler enjoyed practicing law at Statler Lawyers from 2011-2016.

Travis Statler

Travis is a 1992 graduate of Jackson High School where he as the student body vice president and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He went on to attend the University of Missouri where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies. After spending a semester abroad at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Travis went on to graduate from the University of Missouri Law School in 2001.

Travis is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and has spent his career in private practice in Cape Girardeau, Mo. When not working, he enjoys music, gardening and spending time with his family.

Travis and wife, Tania, have two children.

Daniel Statler

Daniel Statler is a founding member of Statler Lawyers. He attained both his undergraduate degree and J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. During his time at the University of Missouri-Columbia, he served as a Senator in the College of Arts and Sciences and became a member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Before graduation from law school in 2001, Mr. Statler completed an Internship with the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor’s office and he received the CALI Award of Excellence in Current Topics of Bankruptcy by Judges Koger and Venters.

Mr. Statler is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Cape Girardeau County Bar Association and is licensed in Federal Court. He acted as an Attorney Monitor at the request of the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Council. In 2013 and 2016, he was appointed by Missouri Governor Nixon to the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

Mr. Statler realizes the importance of community involvement and has been a member of the Cape Girardeau and Jackson Chambers of Commerce, the Jackson Heritage Association, sat on the St. Francis Hospital Fitness Plus Advisory Board, served as both a Board member and Assistant Secretary and Treasurer for the Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District as well as Vice President at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.

  • B.A. University of Missouri-Columbia 2001
  • Senator in the College of Arts and Science
  • J.D. University of Missouri-Columbia 2001
  • Phi Alpha Delta fraternity
  • Cali Award of Excellence in Current Topics of Bankruptcy given by Federal Judge Koger and Federal Judge Venters
  • Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Internship
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Cape Girardeau County Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Intervention Committee Board Member
  • Missouri State Courts
  • United States Federal Court
Community Involvement
  • Present Secretary and Board Member of the Missouri Advisory Board on Historic Preservation appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon in 2013 and reappointed in 2016.
  • Present member of Southeast Missouri Hospital Foundation Board
  • Former Downtown Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District Assistant Secretary and Treasurer
  • Past St. Francis Hospital Fitness Plus Advisory Board
  • Past Vice President of the Southeast Missouri Humane Society
  • Present member of the Jackson, Missouri Heritage Association
  • Present member of the Foundation for the Restoration of Ste. Genevieve
  • University of Missouri Alumni Association
  • Past President of the Dalhousie Homeowners Association

Phil R. Dormeyer

Phil R. Dormeyer attained his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri - Kansas City.

Mr. Dormeyer is a member of the Missouri Bar and the Cape Girardeau County Bar Association. Mr. Dormeyer serves as a Panel Attorney for Legal Services in Southern Missouri, the Federal Bar of the Eastern District of Missouri, Southeastern Division, and is the acting City Attorney for the City of Frohna, Missouri.

Alan Carver

Alan Carver was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He graduated from Cape Central High School. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History. Alan received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and participated in the Civil Practice/Elderly Clinic, providing legal assistance to persons age 60 and older in the southernmost counties of Illinois. Alan is a member of the Missouri Bar.  He worked with the Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor’s Office in 2022 and 2023, gaining trial experience handling both misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. While Alan continues to practice criminal law as a defense attorney, he also enjoys a general civil practice helping clients navigate all types of legal issues they may face.

Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson is from Doniphan, Missouri, and attained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University.  After law school, he worked as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Butler County, Missouri.  

Ted was elected Prosecutor for Ripley County in 2018 and served one term in that capacity.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri Bar, Illinois Bar, and the Missouri Eastern District and the Southern District of Illinois.

Mr. Thompson enjoys golf, travel, is a member of the Cape Area Community Foundation, and participates in animal-related causes.

Phone: 573-651-4855
Fax: 573-651-0507
Address: 107 S. Broadview,
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Email: info@statlerlawyers.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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