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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.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 30%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen Robert Schultz

    Steven is a well-respected lawyer in the community. He achieves excellent results by calling up on his trial experience to successfully bring personal injury claims to resolution.


    Stephen Schultz Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Page

    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!


    John Page Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Edelman deRoode LLC

7852 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, 63119


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201011/12/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200001/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers In MissouriAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers In MissouriAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers In MissouriAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2011
Top 100 Trial Lawyers In MissouriAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/PartnerEdelman deRoode, LLC2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyPage Law, LLC2009 - 2010
Managing PartnerEdelman & Edelman, LLC2000 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Missouri State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Injury Law BlogMissouri Personal Injury Lawyers Blog2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Missouri, ColumbiaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
St. Louis University High SchoolN/AN/A1993