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Personal injury lawyer Steven C. Edelman grew up in the the St. Louis suburban community of Kirkwood. His father, Bernie, was a noted and highly successful attorney in the St. Louis area. Growing up with an attorney for a father got him interested in the law at an early age. He showed an interest in his father's cases, and enjoyed going to court to watch the attorneys present their client's cases.
A 1993 graduate of Saint Louis University High School, Edelman obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1997. He remained in Columbia for law school, receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 2000. From 2000 to 2009, he was the managing partner of a highly successful DWI/traffic/criminal defense firm in Clayton, Missouri with his afore-mentioned father. He relished the opportunity to work with his father every day:
"My father was a great role model and teacher, and he was a masterful problem solver" Edelman says. "Through his example, I learned how to be an effective lawyer, advocate, and counselor for my clients."
Edelman still handles DWI and traffic defense cases, select criminal defense cases, and his plaintiff's personal injury practice encompasses a variety of cases, including:
Edelman, licensed in both Illinois and Missouri, handles personal injury cases in both states' courts. He also practices in the federal courts throughout Missouri and has handled numerous appellate matters before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
He currently resides in Shrewsbury with his wife and son.
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I have known Steve for over 20 years. He started his practice representing criminal clients in federal court. I was impressed with his abilities and I thought he would be a great asset to our firm. He brings with him incredible insight and a wealth of experience. Fantastic addition to the firm!
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||11/12/2015|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2000||01/08/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers In Missouri||American Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers In Missouri||American Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers In Missouri||American Trial Lawyers Association||2011|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers In Missouri||American Trial Lawyers Association||2010|
|Founder/Partner||Edelman deRoode, LLC||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Page Law, LLC||2009 - 2010|
|Managing Partner||Edelman & Edelman, LLC||2000 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Member||N/A|
|Missouri State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|St. Louis University High School||N/A||N/A||1993|