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Jill Christine Schaefer

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Hi, our office is located in downtown Clayton, right across the street from the St. Louis County Courthouse.  We've been defending clients for 18 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, Lincoln County, Phelps County, Pulaski County, St. Francois County and Crawford 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 relive some of that anxiety with 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 are battling an addiction and need treatment...


Please call my office at 314-862-7277 or my cell phone at 314-602-0826.


We can help you through this.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    18 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Timothy Michael Etzkorn

    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.


    Timothy Etzkorn Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian James Cooke

    I can say without hesitation that Jill is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in St. Louis. I'm continuously amazed at her ability to get tough cases tossed out. Jill is highly respected by judges, prosecutors, and the defense bar.


    Brian Cooke DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Jill Schaefer, LLC

14 S. Central
Ste. 200
Clayton, MO, 63105

Jill Schaefer, Attorney at Law, LLC

14 S. Central Ave.
Suite 200
St. Louis, MO, 63105-1739



MOGood Standing, Active199801/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Nation's Top Attorneys--Top One PercentThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJill Schaefer L.L.C.2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2016 - Present
National Association of Distinguished CounselNation's Top Attorneys--Top One Percent2015 - Present
American Bar Associationmember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Armed Criminal ActionDismissal
Robbery in the First Degree and Armed Criminal ActionDismissal
Domestic Assault in the Second DegreeDismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Firm WebsiteProbation Violations FAQ2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawEnglish and Art HistoryJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Defending Your Client's Driver's LicenseModerator2016
Client Interviewing and Counseling CompetitionClient Interviewing and Counseling2015
Bernard Edelmann DWI SeminarAttendee2015