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Educated at: the United States Military Academy–West Point;

            The philosophy of: Duty, Honor, Country -  is firmly ingrained into every cadet


St. Louis city police officer:

            no better place to experience and understand the perils that people face.


Prosecuting Attorney:

            First trial assistant - the decision of whether someone should be prosecuted and to what extent should be the main focus of a prosecuting attorney

            - not whether he can win the case - its not a game. 

            Fairness must be learned and practiced.  


Private practice:

            30 years of Practicing and applying the trade

            A little known fact: 

                        -most attorneys …and most judges -have never tried a jury trial.

            Mr. Dawdy has tried many jury trials —from murder to business litigation.  


Commissioner of the Missouri Ethics Commission - appointed by the Governor:

            The job of examining and judging the ethics and honor of those in power.


LIFE EXPERIENCES - the most important kind of experiences

Award winning artist:  6 portraits and a mural painting currently hang in the Jefferson County Courthouse. Many paintings are in private collections.

            Former member of Artist Section of the Artist Guild.  Juried art show winner.

            — Everyone must have a passion.


Collegian boxer:  hard headed - perhaps a screw loose


Marathon runner: endurance and determination —also learn to walk backwards upstairs.


Trained Schutzhund dogs -German protection dog sport. He and the dogs speak German


St. Louis House of Rock: Owner of St. Louis’s premier rock and roll nightclub for over                  16 years. —Everyone must have fun.


—Finally - Two children:  Daughter- doctor of psychology; Son- theoretical physicist

            — reasons to be humble.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 34%
  2. Probate: 33%
  3. Criminal Defense: 33%



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Lofftus and Dawdy

14 Green Valley
Fenton, MO, 63026-0520


MOGood Standing, Active197601/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
CommissionerMissouri Ethics Commission2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDawdy Law Firm2008 - Present
PartnerLofftus and Dawdy1985 - 2008
First Trial ProsecutorCole County Prosecuting Attorney1977 - 1981
Police OfficerSt. Louis Police Department1971 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember1990 - Present
Jefferson County Bar Associationmember1982 - Present
US District Court Eastern MOmember1981 - Present
US Court of Appeals 8 Circuitmember1981 - Present
US District Court Western MOmember1978 - Present
Missouri BarMember1976 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pauley v. Pauley, 771 S.W.2d 105 (Mo. App. E.D., 1989)reversed the current law
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976