James L. Burst III is an associate practicing in the Estate Planning & Probate Department of Lewis Rice. A licensed CPA, James develops and implements tax and estate plans for individuals and families. He advises clients on wills, trusts, administration of trusts and estates, preparation of gift and estate tax returns, antenuptial agreements, and asset protection.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2021)
    • Order of the Coif
  • University of Missouri (B.S., Master of Accounting, summa cum laude, 2016)
    • Graduate Certificate, Taxation
    • Beta Alpha Psi
    • President, Phi Delta Theta, Missouri Alpha Chapter

Legal Background

  • Summer associate, Lewis Rice LLC (2019, 2020)


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Business Tax Services, KPMG (2016-2018)