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Brian James Cooke

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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The Law Offices of Brian J. Cooke, LLC is a top rated criminal defense law firm representing individuals under investigation or facing criminal prosecution in Missouri State and Municipal Courts. Attorney Brian Cooke has been named a Rising Star by Superlawyers Magazine, was awarded "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" for DWI cases in Missouri, and the Client's choice award by . We take on the toughest cases and achieve the best possible results for our clients.

 We recognize that even minor matters can have significant consequences to our clients’ families and careers, so whether fighting a first-time DWI or facing a potential life sentence, we will exhaust every avenue to defend our clients' rights.

 If you are under investigation or charged with a crime, please call and set up a time to meet in person and discuss strategies to protect you, your famly and your career.

Attorney Brian Cooke represents individuals facing misdemeanor and serious felony charges in courts accross the State if Missouri including, but not limited to St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Charles County, Warren County, Lincoln County, and Franklin County. 

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Location

The Law Offices of Brian J. Cooke LLC
1015 Locust
Saint Louis, MO, 63101

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Reviews

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Posted by Ashley | May 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Brian handled my case with ease and I couldn’t be happier! He was always so calm even when I wasn’t easy to deal with. He was very reliable which its very hard to find in an attorney. Great guy! I have already recommended him and will continue to do so!!
Posted by Charlie | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superbly brilliant. *****Drives Clients points home*****
“Effective in putting their clients rights to be equally represented in a court of law.”
Posted by Terance | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best
Really great man here always take care of my cases never been issue all around not only a great attorney but a great guy himself If you need someone to go to bat for you he’s your guy
Posted by Dennis | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, dedicated, hard working, and one of the best!
I hired Brian and his associate, Jill Schaefer, when Brian was in his first year as an attorney. He was good then. He is even better now. Brian is smart, dedicated, determined, hard working, and cares about winning for his clients. We were up against crooked cops and a crooked prosecutor, and we won. We have talked several times, about related issues, since then, and Brian continues to be helpful and continues to care. I consider him to be a friend, not just an attorney. And that is a rare thing and makes working with him much easier. If you have criminal charges against you, you do not want to hire someone whom you aren't sure you can count on. If you are in that situation, I very highly recommend that you don't look anywhere else. Hire Brian Cooke and/or Jill Schaefer.
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Posted by Sherry | July 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The fighter you want on your side!!!!
Brian was awesome and inspiring to watch in the courtroom. He by far is there to fight for you. Could not have had a better attorney for my trial. He will sacrifice his personal time to see to it you get the result you are looking for.
Posted by Ian | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier
I couldn't be happier with the amazing job Brian did in my case. I was charged w 1st degree robbery and Armed Criminal Action and had a $50,000 cash only bond. After hiring Brian he got me bond reduction to $25,000 w 10%. Making it possible for me to post bond. After alot of hard work he got the prosecutor to agree to 5 years SIS probation. He was able to turn a possible 15 years in prison to 5 years paper and made it possible for me to stay with family and continue my life. Without Brian's hard work and diligence I wouldn't be where I am today.
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Posted by Paolo | October 3, 2017
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Great attorney!
I am happy for the way he handled my case, he was available to answer my questions and if he wasn't available he returned my messages promptly. The outcome of my case was better than I was expecting.
Posted by Ellis | February 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Profession
Brian was extremely professional and understanding when learning of my legal troubles. He was prompt in returning my calls/emails and never made me feel rushed. I would highly recommend Brian for any legal help or information.
Posted by Richard | September 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
Brian was great, kept me informed on the process. He was there to answer any and all of my questions. I can definitely see obtaining his services in the future. Thank you Brian
Posted by Dasia | August 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Love Brian!!
I came across numerous of lawyers, and by far Brian has been one of the best, not only did he help me with my case but he has also been there for me mentally, whatever question i asked he answered, if i became nervous he encouraged me and simply reassured me there where to be no worries. He goes above and beyond to help his clients, if there's a solution he's going to try every one possible, he's been my lawyer for a year now and with every call no matter what time Brian was there. I'm so thankful to of had a lawyer as Brian, he's highly recommended. Thank you Brian for helping and sticking by me, i really appreciate it.
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Posted by Matt | January 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5+ Stars
Brian Cooke is an excellent attorney that truly cares about his client. His efforts resulted in a complete dismissal in one case and the best possible scenario in another for me. He will use every tool in his arsenal, including fellow attorneys and good relationships with judges, to make sure his client has his/her best chance in court. He is up front with his client about their options and is relentless in his efforts for you. I highly recommend that anyone in Stl or Stl County contact Brian Cooke for their particular case. 5+ Stars...
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Five star lawyer. Brian Cook
My experience with Brian Cook over these past few months has been excellent I have known attorneys to put you on the back burner so to speak, brian has always answered or returned my phone calls and provided me with excellent service. One of my few charges was a DWI and he actually got it dismissed. He's working on a couple of felony drug cases For me where the prosecutor pretty much wants to hang me and it's looking like I'm going to get off on probation. If I need it I will definitely be calling him again...
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Posted by Kevin | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Back on my feet
After years of harrassment from the Missouri court system Brian helped me achieve a victory. Brian and I took them to court and he was able to help me get my drivers license reinstated after a five year absence. I've been a college student employed full time and for the first time in five years I don't have to commute via the public transit schedule. Thank you Brian Cooke. Kevin
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Posted by randy | January 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
fast and professional
I called Brian about a court date I had coming up and he took over after I gave him the information he needed ...and the the next time he called back ..he had the case dismissed....he was very fast and professional thru the whole process and kept me up to date with what was going on with the case ......needless to say I would highly recommend Brian ...and I would use his services again any time I need it
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Posted by Nancy | April 3, 2015
The best new lawyer around
Brian Cooke took care of a hefty traffic ticket for me - in a school zone none-the-less. I can't say enough good stuff about Brian's ability to work with court and get my ticket lowered to a minor offense and it wasn't an outrageous cost either. Thanks Brian.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Offices of Brian Cooke
  • 2014 - Present
  • Volunteer
  • Sacramento Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Intern
  • St. Louis County Public Defenders Office
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action
  • All charged dismissed
  • Interfering with A Police Officer
  • Case Dismissed
  • Possession of Marijuana and Paraphenelia
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • Missouri Bar
  • Criminal practice and procedure committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member, Criminal Law Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Trial Practice Honors
  • University of California - Davis
  • 2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Washington University
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Defending your Client's Driver's License
  • Attendee
  • 2016
  • Advanced Evidence Seminar
  • Issues in Evidential Breath Testing
  • 2014
  • National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Mock Trial
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (42)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a strong advocate for his clients and will fight for the best possible outcome in every case. I endorse him for all criminal defense and DWI matters."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. My law practice is in Illinois so I often refer my St. Louis, Missouri cases to Brian. I know that he will handle the case with compassion and gain the best resolution for the client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is well versed in criminal defense and works hard to make sure his clients needs are met."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. VLC"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who puts his clients first. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is by far the best new attorney I have ever met. He has an impressive wealth of experience based on his clinic experience internships - some of which began before he even went to law school. He has a dominant presence in the courtroom, but more importantly he has energy and empathy rivaled by few lawyers. I give Brian my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Cooke is a devoted criminal defense lawyer who puts his clients first. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cooke works tirelessly to obtain the best results for his clients and is dedicated to his craft. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In the St. Louis legal community, there are a few faces that stand out because you regularly see them advocating for their client's interests. Brian's is one of those. But recognition is not limited to mere courtroom presence; his experience, both behind the desk and the podium, mean that this attorney is well worth the endorsements he receives."
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