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Jeffrey Alex Goldfarb

Criminal defense Attorney at Clayton, MO

5.0   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Federal Drug Crimes, Murder, Assault, White Collar

    27 years

  2. Car accident

    27 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    DWI Defense, DUI, Drug Crimes, Trial Attorney

    27 years

  4. Drug Crime


Jeff began his career as a public defender in both Pike County, Missouri and later in St. Louis County.  During that time he conducted numerous jury trials, often acquitting his clients.  He entered private practice in 1999 and continued honing his jury trial skills.  In 2001, he was named as a lead attorney to the United States District Court's (Eastern District of Missouri) Criminal Justice Act panel.  In addition to being retained to represent individuals in both the state and federal courts, Jeff is regularly appointed by Federal Magistrate judges to represent indigent clients, often handling complex wiretap and drug conspiracy cases.

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Goldfarb Law Group, LLC
222 South Meramec
Suite 203
Clayton, MO, 63105


5.0 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Elizabeth | October 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible lawyer
To say Jeff is a great lawyer would be an understatement. The first thing he did was give me his cell number if I were to need him. That was not just for show, he always answered my calls and texts right away. He was hired on an old case and and did more for me than anyone else had. He was always honest about the "what ifs," but because of the lawyer he is, none of those possibilities came to be. He fought tooth and nail and because of him I am no longer dealing with this case and am free of probation, all of it. If I had a different lawyer I know my case wouldn't have ended this quickly or this smoothly. 10 out 10 would recommend!
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Posted by Sharita | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Lawyer
Jeff is awesome. I couldn’t have done it without him. Very thorough at what he does and never missed a beat. Hopefully I never need him again but if so I would hire him as my lawyer in a heartbeat. Wish I could use him for other legal issues as well.
Posted by Mark | May 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Finally a Trial Lawyer
Not my first rodeo. Hired Jeff because a friend said he was good. The deal they offered me was terrible so Jeff got ready for trial. Day of trial Jeff was ready to go. Prosecutor wasn't. Long story short my felony charge was dropped. All because Jeff isn't afraid to go to trial and knows how to win.
Posted by Cindy Burns | November 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Guy!
Although we just had our first meeting with Jeff, he was very friendly. Answered all of our questions and concerns. Even met us on a Saturday. I will give you more after we go to court.
Posted by Stacy | June 20, 2015
Best criminal lawyer in St. Louis
Who gives clients a cell phone number? Seriously? Who answers it at midnight when I call freaked out about my case and what will happen to me? Jeff is the best. Always available to listen to me rant and to calm me down. Add to that the fact that he is one heck of a skilled criminal lawyer. My case ended exactly as he said it would when we first met. Thanks Jeff for always being there for me whenever I needed to talk. You are the best!
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Posted by Mark | November 22, 2014
True lifesaver
I've been lucky to have Jeff on my side more than once. He has the knowledge and good judgement to turn bad days into good ones. If you are ever in a tough situation, my advice is to make this lawyer your first phone call.
Posted by Glenn | October 30, 2014
My experience with Jeff Goldfarb
Jeff is very experienced, thoughtful, well-prepared, knowledgeable and extremely good at setting expectations. I would highly recommend Jeff to anyone needing legal counsel.
Posted by Don | October 28, 2014
Professional, Courteous, Responsive, Effective
When I neglected a traffic matter in North County, a relatively simple situation became a lot more difficult. Jeff saved me from my own stupidity with no ramifications. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any legal matter. He is an excellent communicator, a skillful attorney and most of all, he gets results. I rate him five stars in all areas.
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Posted by Benjamin | October 28, 2014
Very dependable
Ive known jeff a long time and he has never let me down. Absolutely the best and dependable attorney ive ever known or aquired services from
Posted by david | September 17, 2014
jeff goldfarb review
Honestly jeff is one of the best lawyers i have seen or worked with. He handles his cases very well and makes you feel like you have the best representation you can possibly have. If i ever have any problems with the state or traffic i will always call Jeff
Posted by Gerald | August 20, 2011
Thank God For Jeff!!!
Since our first 'meeting' in Feb. 2006 Jeff has continously help me navigate my way through the 'Halls of Justice,' and I sincerely thank God for Jeff. He ALWAYS explain to me what he can do,,,,,,NEVER give me false hope just to get paid.
Posted by Randy | August 18, 2011
Dependable, Knowledgeable, and Trustworthy
While some things in life are not pleasant, having the right attorney can make problems a lot more palatable. I knew that Jeff was an outstanding lawyer before I trusted my care to him, but after using his services professionally, I can honestly say that advice before my case was underway, during the legal phase, and even afterwards was 100% accurate. Most lawyers will tell you to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Jeff is very realistic about what you should expect. He knows his way around the Federal Courthouse, understands how the system works, and knows where he can and can't maneuver. If there is a problem that is presenting itself, he is very open and honest about what to expect. Even after my case was finished, I needed other legal advice. Jeff knew that what I was looking for wasn't his strongest suit, but he knew someone that was perfect for the job. His referral was not made out of personal gain to Jeff, it was made because it was the correct thing for his client. I would trust Jeff without any reservation and know that I was using one of the top lawyers in St. Louis.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2011
Focused, intelligent and practical attorney
Jeff Goldfarb counseled me regarding work related harassment accusations. He was attentive and comprehensive. He sought advice when needed and asked probing questions. When all worked out, I thanked Jeff for his immense help.
Posted by John | August 17, 2011
Best Criminal Lawyer!
Knew what he was doing. Knew the judge and prosecutor personally. You could tell he has been doing this a while. Kept me informed and the case ended exactly as he said it would.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Goldfarb Law Group, LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Arbitration Judge
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Provisional Judge
  • City of Moline Acres
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Public Defender
  • Missouri State Public Defender System
  • 1996 - 2001
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  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1996
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. (Private)
  • Not guilty
  • United States v. (Private)
  • Dismissed
  • State of Missouri (City) v. (Private)
  • Not Guilty
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  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court
  • CJA Lead Panel Attorney
  • 2001 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau of Greater St. Louis
  • Arbitration Judge
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2011 Best of St. Louis - Criminal Defense
  • US Commerce Association (USCA)
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Missouri State Public Defender
  • 2001
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  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook
  • Evidence
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington University
  • Grand Jury Procedure
  • 2014
  • 4th Amendment Searches and Seizures
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2014
  • 4th Amendment Searches and Seizures
  • Constitutional Law
  • 2013
  • Guest Lecturer
  • Constitutional Law - Search & Seizure
  • 2011
  • Annual CLE
  • Evidence
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
Endorse Jeffrey
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is an outstanding attorney. He has great legal ability and a passion for criminal defense. We have worked together on a wide variety of cases over the years and he invariably finds solutions where others only see problems."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeffrey Goldfarb is an experienced attorney who really cares about his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is thorough and aggressive. He has a reputation in St. Louis as an excellent advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Goldfarb is an excellent criminal defense attorney with extensive litigation experience. He is kind and intelligent and fair. He goes above and beyond for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey is a top notch trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Goldfarb is an outstanding advocate for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeff Goldfarb. Jeff has the experience, integrity and knowledge to successfuly navigate the criminal justice system on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an experienced, talented criminal defense lawyer. He is extremely trustworthy and can be counted on to achieve a fair result on behalf of his clients. He is an able trial attorney who can deliver in the courtroom when litigation is necessary."
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