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James C. Ochs

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

3.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 37 years
    Missouri - MO 39 years
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1986
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1984
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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Attorney James C. Ochs has been representing injury victims since 1984. He has practiced law in Missouri, Illinois, and surrounding states and taken on more than 125 jury trials and 500 bench trials over the course of his career. As a St. Louis personal injury attorney, he provides representation for a wide range of legal matters, including car accidents, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, truck accidents, and more. In his more than 25 years of experience, he has secured positive verdicts and settlements for his clients time and time again. His firm has been given an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and is equipped to take on even the most challenging injury claims. If you are looking for a passionate, knowledgeable, and skilled legal advocate to take on your case, turn to Mr. Ochs’ firm today!

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Posted by Tony | March 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Work Comp Attorney
Jim Ochs has helped my family and their co-workers in several work comp cases. He knows how to get the insurance companies to pay for the treatment you need, and he has made the process very smooth and gave us peace of mind. I highly recommend Jim.
Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2014
Do NOT hire this attorney
This attorney was completely unprepared for my divorce trial and it cost me dearly. His questioning of both myself and my former spouse were insufficient. I had numerous questions that I had instructed Jim as my attorney to ask my ex so that the judge could get a clear picture. He said he would use my questions and then did not and did not ask many questions of his own. Not sure how this guy is still in practice. DO NOT HIRE HIM unless you want an unprepared attorney representing you in court. I would classify my representation as NEGLIGENT. I almost fired him during the trial for incompetence. In hindsight, I should have as I would have been better able to represent myself.
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ochs & Klein
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Principal
  • James C. Ochs
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Partner
  • Schwartz & Ochs
  • 1990 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Harlan & Harlan
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Associate
  • Charles M. Shaw; Shaw, Howlett & Schwartz
  • 1984 - 1987
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  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • B.S.
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Cule v. Cule


  • Million Dollar Advocated Forum
  • Life Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Saint Louis Criminal defense Lawyer James C. Ochs
James C. Ochs
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 39 years