Caroline talking to clients at a table

Meet Caroline Daiker

Our Firm’s New Associate Attorney

Caroline E. Daiker grew up in St. Louis County and is the oldest of three daughters in her family. Her childhood consisted of family movie outings and traveling throughout the United States, along with taking ballet, jazz and tap lessons with her sisters. According to Caroline, family time was considered very important and included spending time with both sets of grandparents. The value of responsibility, kindness and respect was instilled in Caroline and her siblings at a young age.

 Hobbies & Interests:

In her interactions with both clients and friends, Caroline is guided by the personal philosophy: “You never know what somebody could be going through, so always treat everyone you meet with kindness and respect.”

Outside of her career, Caroline enjoys:

  • Spending time with friends, family, and her Persian cat, Ralphie
  • Traveling
  • Watching HBO and reality TV
  • Spin classes at CYCLEBAR

Education:

Caroline and her two parents on law school graduation day.Caroline graduated from Parkway West High School in St. Louis and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia. As a Mizzou student, Caroline majored in Journalism with a minor in Business. Caroline was drawn to Mizzou by their top-ranked journalism school, with aspirations to become a TV newscaster.

After discovering that she wasn’t fully comfortable in front of the camera, Caroline began to focus on the public relations aspect of journalism. During her senior year, Caroline realized she wanted to put her writing skills to use for something she would find “more rewarding than putting out fires” and decided to apply to Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Law. This move also provided the opportunity to return to the St. Louis area and be close to family.

Caroline graduated from SLU Law in May of 2019 and joined Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law shortly afterwards.      

Career Path:

There are more than a few lawyers in Caroline’s family! In addition to her mom and dad, Caroline’s great grandpa, grandma, two uncles and an aunt are also attorneys.

Caroline says she was initially drawn to the legal profession because she was inspired by the challenges and successes of her dad’s practice. This career also provided an opportunity to use the writing skills she gained in journalism school. Caroline’s decision to specialize in estate planning and elder law was based on the experience of her grandfather’s passing, which left her grandmother as the surviving spouse. Through this experience, Caroline witnessed how difficult end of life circumstances can be and felt inspired to help make the situation as easy as possible for people like her grandmother.

As an associate attorney, Caroline drafts estate planning documents and runs client document-signing appointments. In addition, Caroline began building her own client base in January 2020 when she started personally taking on initial client consultations, in which she gathers information about clients, their families and their assets in order to determine what types of documents she will be drafting for them. For the time being, Caroline’s client base is primarily younger individuals and families.

What Makes the Firm Unique:

Caroline felt attracted to the work environment at Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law, where everyone works together as a team and has a positive attitude. Caroline believes her colleagues’ work ethic and respect for one another is a rare and valuable quality.

Working alongside partner attorneys Rudy Beck and Jay Lenox, Caroline says she continues to learn something new each day. Her main takeaway is:

Estate planning and elder law is so much more than simply gathering information from a client and drafting documents. It is the genuine and real relationships you build with people and families in our community that fulfill us far beyond what any other area of the law could ever do — and a huge part of that is simply listening to what someone has to say and being fully present.”

Who Should Call Us:

It is never too soon to start planning for the future and building the roadmap to a smooth transition for your loved ones. Caroline adds:

Everyone needs to get their end of life plans in order. I can help younger individuals through this process, especially if they have recently gone through a major life event such as a marriage or the birth of a child.”