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Anthony Joseph Muhlenkamp

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

4.8   13 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 14 years
    Missouri - MO 20 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 13 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2003
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Anthony

Learn Anthony’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    My firm represents clients charged with all types of misdemeanors and felonies ranging from nonviolent drug and property offenses to more serious assault, gun and sex crimes.

    21 years

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.   


Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, LLC
8008 Carondelet Ave.
Suite #102
Saint Louis, MO, 63105

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Posted by Madeline | December 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney & All-Around Wonderful Person
Anthony represented me for multiple different criminal cases I was facing from a couple of years ago before I got sober and found recovery. He handled everything in a timely manner, was always very easy to get a hold of, charged me a more than fair price and resolved everything for me perfectly. Thanks to Anthony, I am enjoying my freedom & able to raise my children and become a productive member of society. I would absolutely without a shadow of a doubt recommend him to anyone facing criminal charges or legal issues. He's a stand up guy, very trustworthy & honest.
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Posted by Christopher | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I aquired Anthonys service for multiple moving violations as im an idiot who likes to do more than the speed limit. He worked out very favourable resolutions for all of them but one, which theres nothing that could/can be done about(my fault not his, the judge and prosecutor wouldnt budge). I would use Anthony again and unfortunately i probably will have to retain him in the future. A very nice guy, i appreciate everything hes done for me.
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Posted by Jennifer | March 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I was very impressed the moment my husband and met with Anthony for our son who was in a mess of trouble! My son was facing life in prison and Anthony was able to get him 12 yrs. My son will still have a life when he gets out as well! Anthony was able to quickly review his case in a short time, and after meeting him was able to come up with several positive aspects about our son in such a bad position. He answered all questions we had and was always up to date with communication. He even told us to call after the case was over if we had any problems. I recommend anthony muhlenkamp to any one in need of a lawyer! Very respectful and reasonable with prices! Thank you Anthony!
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!! So helpful!
I had an Illinois ticket and, as a Missouri resident, I wasn't sure what to do. Luckily, I found Tony through a friend and he did an absolutely amazing job with my case. He was incredibly thorough and professional, as well as very kind to me throughout the entire process. I really appreciated his help. Thanks Tony!
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
Absolutely professional in every way.
Fifteen years ago, I was accused of an unspeakable crime at the tail end of a domestic spousal argument lasting several weeks. At the time, I was investigated and questioned, and charges never filed. The police (at the time) saw the writing on the wall... "I didn't do it." Thirteen years after the initial investigation, and after moving on with my life, charges were suddenly filed from that old case. I discovered that a warrant was issued for my arrest, and with the help of Tony (Anthony Muhlenkamp), I learned what I was facing (a minimum of 10 years in prison for something that I didn't do). He helped reduce my bond so I could continue my daily life and work routine, navigated through the legal aspects of my situation, and (most importantly) kept me informed of all aspects of the case over the next twenty months while preparing for trial. Due to the uniqueness of the case, and the accusations, it took a day and a half to actually choose the jury. The actual trial took less time. Regardless, the jury saw the writing on the wall, too. It only took an hour for the jurors to come to a unanimous "Not guilty" verdict. Looking back at the last twenty months, I'm very impressed with how Tony handled my case. From the initial conversation in his office, he was evaluating the details and working on the best way to defend me. He kept me focused, and pushed aside all of my speculations and guesswork about motive. We didn't have to prove the why of the accusations; Just that I didn't do it. His preparation before trial was extremely thorough, covering every possible aspect. During the trial, he seemed to know what the prosecutor was going to say, or do, before it even happened. His objections and total domination over the prosecutor during the trial were extremely impressive. Our preparation for my defense on the stand was thorough and well planned, as well. I didn't realize, until on the stand, that we needed to work together. I was not in this alone, which is what I really felt like in the beginning. Upon that realization, I took a big risk in bringing up an aspect of the case that was not really what we prepared for. But, I felt it was an important aspect, considering the age and dynamics of the case, and went with it. The judge asked the jury to strike that comment from the record, but the deeper dynamics of the case were in the open now. After the initial frustration/shock of my candidness, Tony and I worked together during the rest of my time on the stand, and it went very well. I don't recommend doing/saying something unplanned, but I'd say it was a grand slam in this situation. Bottom line, Tony knows what he's doing, and there is no other person I would have wanted to defend me.
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Posted by William | March 14, 2015
Fast Honest and Reliable
Anthony has helped with a few minor cases in the past few years. He is always prompt, easily available and trustworthy. He quoted me a fair rate upfront and then delivered on expectations he set. He would recommend Anthony to anyone who needs legal assistance.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2015
Top St. Louis criminal lawyer
Tony has helped myself, family, and close friends in our time of need. His combination of interpersonal skills and fierce advocacy, along with a strong, respected reputation with the area judges and prosecutors, allows him to obtain the best possible results for his clients. I would strongly recommend you hire Tony.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2015
Genuine... Compassionate... Professional...
Tony is very responsive and ALWAYS kept me in the loop about my pending case. He never promised any outcome, but I believe he worked extremely hard on my behalf, and I would recommend him and his firm to anybody with hesitation. Great guy.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
Knowledgeable and honest
I hired Anthony Muhlenkamp in January 2011 for a misdemeanor offense. i highly recommend Mr Muhlenkamp for any criminal defense need. He is extremely knowledgeable and has provided sound legal advice for both my family as well as others that I have referred to his office.
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
Served my needs
The great thing about Mr. Muhlenkamp was that he addressed my needs in my case. Not only was he direct and transparent about what my case could lead to, he asked me what I was concerned about most. This really put me at ease and allowed me to be comfortable to sit back and let the professional do his job.
Posted by Jamie | June 6, 2013
Thank you, Tony, for giving me a chance at normal life, without the hassle of going to prison.
I would recommend Tony (Anthony Muhlenkamp) to anyone I know with a criminal infraction, no matter how big or small. He was attentive, knowledgeable, determined, and persistent. He spent much time on my case and made sure he did his best to get the best possible outcome for me and my family. He presented my case to the judge in such a way that she completely ignored the prosecution and let me go. I got probation and that's exactly what our goal was. He was no nonsense and never made any promises that he could not keep. He was also very honest, never sugar coating anything or making things appear to be what they were not. He was amazing and my family and I will forever be thankful for his services. Thanks, Tony!
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
Consummate Professional
Based on the circumstances of my recent misdemeanor case, I was at risk of losing my job and my marriage, not to mention my reputation and standing in the community.My case called for someone that was adept at defending clients with my particular charges. I met with a few attorneys and settled on Tony because he was forthright with worst case scenarios and best case scenarios but was confident that he could provide a strong legal defense for me and mitigate negative fallout. Tony immediately took charge of the case and helped me to understand and navigate the legal path we were on. He was very committed to my case even though I knew he had other clients and a heavy caseload, I always felt as if I were his only client and I always felt like my needs and concerns were important to him and that he would address them quickly. Although I had to pay a fine and was on probation as a result of my actions, Tony was successful in defending me and the outcome essentially gave me an opportunity for a second chance. Additionally, knowing that without his expertise, my life could be completely in shambles is also an unspoken lesson about "what ifs" and making smarter choices. My brush with the law was unpleasant and not something I ever want to experience again, but Tony made the experience less painful by helping me to understand the process. At all times, I felt as if Tony was defending me as if I were a member of his family. I absolutely recommend Tony, his high acumen and rock solid judgement show him to be one of the best in his field.
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Posted by Kayla | August 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anthony could have been more informative.
We hired Tony for a federal drug case. He was rude and disrespectful when my brother spoke to him!! He was cussing! Who does that! Anthony basically did what any assigned court attorney could have done and did nothing more. We hired him out of desperation, not being from St. Louis we just hoped for the best. Not happy. Very dissapointed. He needs to realize that people pay him top dollar to do his job!!!! It is important to be respectful to his clients because they are the reason why he has a job let's get that clear!!! Thanks Tony for hustling us $13,000 for doing nothing and runing a few documents through l, you did it.
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Response from Anthony Muhlenkamp August 21, 2017
Kayla - I am very concerned that you feel this way. Please contact my office directly and I'd be happy to personally address any concerns you have and discuss your concerns in more detail. Thank you.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Muhlenkamp & Bernsen, Attorneys at Law, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2015


  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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.


  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Criminal Law Section Chair
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Young Lawyer Section Council Member, Missouri Bar
  • 2012 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri and Kansas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Missouri and Kansas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Missouri and Kansas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (39)
Endorse Anthony
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Muhlenkamp's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers he has posted to questions on criminal law, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a highly skilled, hard working attorney who consistently achieves great results for his clients. I always see him in the courthouse working against prosecutors to get the very best deal for his clients. Anyone who needs assistance on a criminal case would do well by calling him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Muhlenkamp. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frequent aavo contributor. Gives excellent advise."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart guy. If you have criminal problems in the St. Louis area, " better call Anthony""
Unknown Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He contributes actively to the Avvo community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When your in trouble with the law you need the best criminal lawyer as the State has unlimited resources to prosecute you. Finding a lawyer is easy. Finding a Superb Lawyer like Anthony is nearly impossible. Anthony will get you the result that you need. I endorse Anthony J. Muhlenkamp 100%"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation. ."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Muhlenkamp takes extra time to explain legal issues to clients to help them resolve their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"12 years of practicing 100% criminal defense is what we refer to as experienced. His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Perhaps the greatest judge of an attorneys worth are their clients reviews and they are stellar. READ THEM! Endorsements from his peers are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation ASAP. If you are lucky he might just agree to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a knowledgable Attorney and a zealous advocate in court for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent lawyer with an excellent and well deserved reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tony is a good lawyer and a good person. I have found Tony to be uniquely insightful in all areas of criminal law and that he is a client centered advocate. Tony understands how to help his clients and goes the extra mile to make sure that all aspects of his client's needs are met. I would recommend you contact Tony if you need assistance in on a matter involving criminal defense in the state of Missouri."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anthony Muhlenkamp is an extremely knowledgeable attorney, and a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. He is well respected in the legal field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Any criminal defendant would be lucky to have Tony defending them. Great attorney, well versed in criminal law, knows the courts, and gets results."
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Saint Louis Criminal defense Lawyer Anthony Joseph Muhlenkamp
Anthony Joseph Muhlenkamp
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation