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Steven Michael Dioneda

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   7 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 36 years
    Missouri - MO 37 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    This includes the handling of claims based on negligence including wrongful death where I represent families who have lost a loved one as well as individuals who have suffered physical and economic harms and losses

    36 years

  2. Workers compensation
    15%
    Extensive experience throughout Missouri and Illinios

    36 years

  3. Wrongful death
    15%
    I have zealously represented families in regard to wrongful death claims litigated under the Wrongful Death Acts of both Missouri and Illinois

    36 years

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    My jury trial experience began with 17 trials as a criminal defense attorney in my first 2 years after graduating from St. Louis University School of Law. I continue representing clients facing criminal and serious traffic (DWI, etc...) charges in Missouri and Illinois

    38 years

After graduating from St.Louis Universtiy School of Law in 1986, I handled predominantly criminal defense matters for the first 2-3 years logging 17 jury trials over that period. Starting in 1989, I began handling personal injury claims throughout Missouri and Illinois quickly finding myself litigating claims for my clients. Since forming my firm with my partners, Gary Kullmann and Andy Klein, the majority of my practice has been focused at a trial attorney representing families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of others as well as individuals who have suffered significant physical injuries and economic harms and losses through no fault of their own

Awards

Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
2014
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

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Location

Kullmann, Klein & Dioneda, PC
7800 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 610
Bank of America Building
Saint Louis, MO, 63105

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Katherine | June 25, 2014
Trustworthy, Kind and very Helpful . Overall Great Attorney
Steve Dioneda and his office staff worked very hard and diligently to get my case settled. After my motor vehicle accident Steve and I had the initial consultation then he took care of the rest. I am very please with how everyone, right down to the front desk person took such great care and concern for me. I have been using Steve for years and I would highly recommend Steve Dioneda to anyone who may need an attorney for any reason.
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Posted by Stephen | June 12, 2014
Criminal & Personal Injury cases
Steve handled several criminal cases for my son, and handled each and everyone one of them with the utmost efficiency, and the best case outcome. His fees are very reasonable, and he only requires 1/2 upfront, the rest to be paid upon completion of ALL case(s). He also handled a personal injury case for myself. Initially, I didn't believe I would receive any compensation due to the unusual nature of the case, but because of his due deligrnce, Steve was able to recover partial compensation for me, which was very difficult to do. All in all, Steve did an outstanding job for all the criminal and personal injury cases, at a very reasonable price! Would highly recommend him, very professional and trustworthy, leaving no stones unturned when resolving your case(s).
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Posted by Jerry | June 10, 2014
Excellent lawyer
Kept me updated throught my entire case and gave me the outcome I was expecting .trustworthy and fought tooth and nail for what I deserved after my injury . by all means I would recommend Mr. Dioneda
Posted by Houston | June 10, 2014
Trustworthy, Patient, Caring, Dependable and Reliable ; Just Call Steven Dioneda
Steve has handled multiple cases for myself, family and friends. I have been so pleased with the outcome of all my cases. Steve give you thorough understanding and communication of your case and take time to answer all questions. Whenever you call and email him; he answers right away rather its the weekend and/or holiday he's available. He has the most professional staff I've ever met. Steve has a heart of GOLD because you will feel that he truly care about your wellbeing.......I'm Thankful For A Great Attorney!!!
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Posted by Eric | June 10, 2014
Trustworthy Attorney
Steve has handled many cases for my family, extended family and friends. I feel very fortunate to have someone I trust just a phone call away. He has handled things from car accidents, tickets, personal injuries and other legal matters. Steve is a great lawyer and someone I recommend to help with various legal matters.
Posted by Steve | June 10, 2014
Excellent attorney! I will continue to refer him to anyone that needs help becasue of his impressive work!
Steve Dioneda has been an excellent attorney for me. He has helped me with a few different cases throughout the past several years and has always been straight forward, honest, communicative, and beyond helpful with everything that was involved. I would highly reccomend him to anyone needing leagl assistance and have reffered him to a few personal friends as well!
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Posted by charles | June 10, 2014
Great job
I have hired Steve Dioneda a couple of times and highly recommend his services. He is upfront and to the point with everything I've asked. He's shown up personally to all my court dates instead of having an assistant there like I've had a past lawyer do. He is affordable and does a great job. I would definitely hire him again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kullmann, Klein & Dioneda PC
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Southern Illinois University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1983
  • University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marissa Hogan v. Cairo Illinois Police Department, et al
  • 1.8 Million Dollar Settlement

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 1987 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • 1986 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • N/A
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Superb
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Excellent
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Best of CLE Spotlight: Recognizing Outstanding Leadership
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Evidence at Trial
  • Evidence-Everything You Do Matters
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (36)
Endorse Steven
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steven. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dioneda has impressive credentials, which demonstrate his commitment to providing excellent representation. He consistently provides well-reasoned responses to questions in this forum. He demonstrates in-depth knowledge on a variety of key legal issues, which is evident in his focused, cogent analysis. His legal writing is practical, as well. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Steven is a Superb Lawyer the type that every client should have. Don't look around just call Steven!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A great advocate and fights for his clients in court."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his craft."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Other
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Dioneda's advice is professional and well-reasoned"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Steven Dioneda is an extremely knowledgeable attorney, and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is well respected in the legal field."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dioneda is trusted by his clients and respected by his colleagues. He is a knowledgeable and diligent attorney. His background in criminal trial practice serves him well as he continues to secure good outcomes for his clients in high stakes civil litigation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Skilled and knowledgeable."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dioneda has no need to sound off and be the "Smartest Kid in the Room." He just helps people the best he can. Smart, Humble, Broadly Experienced and Straightforward. Hard to beat that combo!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is a very effective lawyer and takes good care of his clients. I am happy to refer clients to him."
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Saint Louis Personal injury Lawyer Steven Michael Dioneda
Steven Michael Dioneda
Personal injury Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available