I am a criminal defense attorney. That is all that I do. I do not dabble in other areas of law. I solely practice criminal defense. Whether your case requires a jury trial, plea negotiations, or appellate advocacy, I have done all of these things effectively and continue to do them on a daily basis.
Criminal charges have serious consequences that can follow a person for life. I strive to have a close connection with all of my clients to ensure that they feel comfortable and are always fully informed about their case. I encourage my clients to ask questions and to call me if they are unsure about anything. When my clients call me, unless I am in Court, I actually answer the phone. If I am in Court or with a client, I return the call promptly. This includes calls at night or on weekends. If you are my client, you will have my cell phone number. You will not continuously reach my voicemail or a secretary.
The choices that my clients and I make about their cases are important and I insist that my clients are active participants in their defense. I strive to provide them with candid and well informed advice that comes from working in this field for the past twelve years.
I am licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. Although the bulk of my practice is in and around the St. Louis area I routinely travel to other jurisdictions in each state. Regardless of your specific issue, whether it be a municipal, state or federal charge, please feel free to contact me for a free consultation. I am more than willing to answer your questions and provide you with my professional opinion.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||07/06/2019|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2003||07/29/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Missouri and Kansas Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Missouri and Kansas Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Missouri and Kansas Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Partner||Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, P.C.||2007 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||Criminal Law Section Chair||2014 - 2016|
|Young Lawyer Section Council Member, Missouri Bar||N/A||2012 - 2014|
|Southwestern University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|Annual CLE Event, Hotel Lumiere in St. Louis||Missouri's New Criminal Code||2015|
|Stepping Up and Stepping Out, The New Lawyer Experience||Basics of Criminal Defense||2014|
|How To Series||Basics of Jury Instructions - Criminal||2014|
|Invited Speaker||Potential Issues in Criminal Law for Young Professionals||2011|
|State v. March (216 S.W.3d 663, 2007)||The case came back. The witness was still around and able to testify the second time. The defendant chose to plead guilty and took a much lighter sentence. He shaved ten years off his sentence so overall it was a good result.|
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