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Jill Christine Schaefer

Drug Crime Attorney at Clayton, MO

4.9   58 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Jill

Learn Jill’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Drug Crime
    34%
    Whether you need evidence suppressed or you need help getting into Drug Court or maybe the right treatment program, Jill has 23 years of experience getting you through this

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    33%
    Jill handles all types of criminal cases ranging from traffic and municipal tickets to circuit court misdemeanors and serious felonies.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    33%

    25 years

WE FIGHT FOR YOUR "NOT GUILTY" CALL TODAY FOR YOUR CONSULTATION. 314-309-3426. 24 YEARS EXPERIENCE.

Our office is located in downtown Clayton, right across the street from the St. Louis County Courthouse.  We've been defending clients for 24 years.  We have represented 1,000s of clients over the years on charges as varied as shoplifting and DWI to Drug Trafficking and Murder.  We represent clients all over the state of Missouri including St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Warren County, Dent County, Gasconade County, Lincoln County, Phelps County, Pulaski County, St. Francois County, Ste. Genevieve County, Crawford County, Audrain County, and Webster County.   I love my job and surround myself with the highest quality of work staff.  Since graduating from law school in 1997, it has been my life's work defending people accused of crimes. 

 

Being unfairly accused of a crime and facing a long prison sentence is possibly anyone's worst nightmare.  This is NOT something you have to face alone. You need a strong advocate to defend your rights and guide you through this harrowing process. 

 

I understand that taking that first step and contacting an attorney can be a very frightening and embarrassing proposition.  My law firm attempts to relieve some of that anxiety with an abundant focus towards compassion and discretion.  You can talk to me.  I will hold your hand through this difficult time.

 

If you have been accused of a misdemeanor or a felony,...

if you are on probation and your probation officer is trying to revoke your probation...

if you need your bond lowered...

if you have been arrested and need to get out of jail...

if you have an outstanding warrant and you don't know what to do...

if you have wanted for questioning and the police want to talk to you...

if you are having problems with a criminal background check...

if you are battling an addiction and need treatment...

 

Please call my office at or my cell phone at.

 

We can help you through this.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2019,2018,2016,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2019 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Contact Jill

Jill Schaefer, Attorney at Law, LLC
212 S. Bemiston Ave.
Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO, 63105-1739
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  58 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kevin | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney I ever had.
Over the last fourteen years a had to battle my child support case. And over that time I must say that I didn’t have the best representation. However when I hired Jill Schaefer everything change for me. Just be straight forward and Jill will give you her best. If you want an aunounce and intelligent attorney. Hire Jill Schaefer
Posted by Elizabeth | June 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jill did an amazing job for me
I had never been in trouble before and was falsely accused. I have a relative who is a civil attorney and he said that Jill Schaefer is among the very best criminal defense attorneys in St. Louis. He was right. Jill took the time to listen to me, understand the facts of the situation and help me feel at ease about a scary process. Jill and her team investigated the parts of the case the Police failed to and her efforts resulting in my case being dismissed! Now I have my life back thanks to Jill. I cannot thank her enough. Anyone in a situation like mine should hire Jill to fight for them.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Ms. Schaefer was very helpful in helping me understand the legal process along the way that helped put my worries at ease.
Posted by Christa | February 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Jill made what I thought was impossible to happen!! If your having a hard time trying to decide to hire I’m here to tell you, from experience, hire Jill Schaefer.
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Hire her!
I highly recommend this very professional lawyer! She was great and super helpful with all of my questions.
Posted by Christina | September 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket
Jill was great. She was able to reduce my speeding ticket down which saved points on my record and reduced the fine
Posted by Daniel kuehnel | September 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Excellent lawyer and very professional . No surprises and she is straight forward. I highly recommend
Posted by Jason | June 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Again and Again
Let me start by saying this...I'm not the easiest client to defend. I have a criminal record a mile long. Jill in 2006 got a Assault 1st ACA thrown out. So naturally when I got a drug case the day after i was released from prison (told you I wasn't the easiest) I knew who I was calling when the charges got filed. Because we have that report with each other she told me point blank you have to get clean or there isnt anything i can do. At the 11th hour I went to rehab and got clean. I dont know if she even believed it. Shoot I dont know if i did. But I was actually clean. And she fought her butt off for me for real. Got me 5 years paper. I walked it down and got off in 2.5 years and you know what Jill is the one who sent me my discharge paperwork from P&P. With an email that told me how proud of me she was. Thank You so much Jill. You truly gave me a second chance at life. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire her!!
Very professional and efficient. I would without doubt recommend her. Was very helpful with my case. Great all around.
Posted by WILLIAM | July 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defending possession of controlled substance charges
Jill handled my son's possession charges and St Louis County and Franklin County. She was very professional and did an outstanding job in his defense. He is currently in a drug rehabilitation center for one year and he received five years of probation.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped out my son who was in a bad place.
My son made a bad choice, but it was his only mess up. It all happened in a small town where things run a certain way. Jill figured out the way they wanted things handled and fought for my son to get the best outcome he could for his future. We are thankful for the outcome and her concern for the case.
Posted by Alyssa | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire her!
Jill was the best; she handled my case quickly and professionally. She has an excellent reputation across the state of Missouri. Will definitely be using her for future legal issues.
Posted by Sue | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help when I needed it!
Jill stayed with my case until she got me off on a lesser charge. She and her staff are reliable and follow through. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Jill
Jill was a thorough and efficient attorney. She completely handled my situation w servitude, dedication & everything she set out to do. She's not someone who's just receives your $$ & sits idle. She's cares about her clients and sets forth w dedication. Thank you very much Jill..
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Jill kept her end of the deal and delivered on every promise she made. Very professional and trustworthy. Thank you
Posted by Anthony | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justice Seekers. Modern Day Judahs
A lot of people say they're innocent. But not many live the life. A former foster child and a sober man at 24, I had been caring for my fiance & our 2 children. Her parents and siblings and my mother and autistic sister and autistic nephew. After hiring someone for a work who I thought was clean, I shortly realized was not after a traffic stop that was completely unprofessional, had made the hiree hide his paraphernalia in the back and wouldn't own up to it. As the driver I was charged. These lawyers believed me enough to give me the best rate in the entire state. Facing 2 felony controlled substance charges at only 24 I felt hopeless. Especially since I hadn't touched what I was being charged with. During Covid my court date was changed 8 times and no one knew. A warrant was issued and I was picked up 5 hours away and charged with resisting due to confusion. Jill Schaefer and Brian Cooke had taken care of me through it all, every process. And all my charges were dismissed from each town. And now I'm free to live another day. While they create liberty, justice and peace for all. Again they were the most diligent, and genuine lawyers I could have asked for. A blessing from God in all reality. Forever will I ask you for counsel and guidance in all my legalities both big and small.
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Posted by Eddie | March 9, 2021
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Former client
Jill is AWESOME!!!She got my DUI charge dropped to reckless driving,got my Probation reinstated an my drivers license reinstated.An what I truly appreciate most is that she kept me informed an answered back to ALL my calls/text.Would recommend her to anyone in need of an excellent attorney.Again,she’s AWESOME!!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
She is very professional, She kept us informed along the way. Excellent results
Posted by Jamie | February 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
She is very nice and explains things out to you in detail and makes sure to put you at ease with any concerns you may have. Always gets back to you when you reach out with in a day. She knows alot of the judges and prosecutors so shes very well informed about how a case is going to play out ahead of time. Overall shes just great to hire for defense. I chose her after meeting many other lawyers and chose her because of how she made me feel while reviewing my case. She put me at ease and gave me more info so i knew what to expect unlike most lawyer who dont explain anything to you like its too complicated to explain or they just don't want to waste their time explaining.. and she had better very affordable rates and is ok with payment plans. Loved her and highly recommend her!
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Posted by Kenneth | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!!
Hired jill in 2012 and she stayed on my case all these years. She got me a dismissal on my case and I'm grateful for her!! Great lawyer!! Thanks jill!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Jill Schaefer L.L.C.
  • 2006 - Present

Education

  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Possession with intent to Distribute
  • Misdemeanor probation
  • Assault-1st, Armed Criminal Action
  • Probation on lesser charge with House Arrest
  • Robbery in the 1st Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Nation's Top Attorneys--Top One Percent
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • member
  • 1998 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top Attorneys--Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Defending Your Client's Driver's License
  • Moderator
  • 2016
  • Bernard Edelmann DWI Seminar
  • Attendee
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (83)
Endorse Jill
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Jill is both a fierce fighter and a smart operator. She taught me a ton about getting the best outcomes from judges and prosecutors, and is a known and respected quantity all over the St. Louis region. I’d trust her if a family member or friend was in trouble, and wholeheartedly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jill is a very skilled criminal defense attorney. She is well respected throughout the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"No lawyer knows the in's and out's of the criminal justice system in the St. Louis area better than Jill Schaefer. I fully endorse her for all types of criminal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jill is a dedicated criminal defense attorney who is devoted to her clients' best interest. She has the experience and know-how to obtain the results her clients deserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jill Schaefer is a great criminal defense lawyer with trial experience and credentials that very few others have in St. Louis. I would not hesitate to send clients, friends, or family to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There's nothing I can say that would add to the endorsements already provided. I can only agree with them and observe that such overwhelming consensus on the skill of an attorney is rare."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A ferocious criminal defense lawyer who has brought more than one witness to tears."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would encourage anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney to seek Ms. Schaefer's advice. Her answers show her compassion and skill. I would not hesitate to send a friend to Ms. Schaefer for assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read many of the questions Ms. Schaefer has given to the Avvo community and I have found them to be accurate and well written."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jill, who has earned her excellent reputation among her peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has commitment to her clients, to the profession, and to the larger community in which she practices. Her is a skilled and dedicated lawyer and an assert to her clients and the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor

Jill earned significant contribution points in 2012.

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Clayton Drug Crime Lawyer Jill Christine Schaefer
Jill Christine Schaefer
Drug Crime Attorney
Clayton, MO
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available