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Charles Louis Barberio IV

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2008
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Trial Attorney. My track record for success in the courtroom speaks for itself. Together with my clients we analyze the best options for their unique case.

    16 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Violent crime
    I have tried and won multiple murder and assault cases. These cases are especially tough because they involve a victim. The range of punishment can be severe and often includes mandatory minimum sentences. Whether you are looking for a favorable plea bargain or winning at trial, rest assured that I have handled the most serious of cases to successful results.

    16 years, 100 cases

My name is Charles Barberio.  I have won dozens of jury trials and handled hundreds more to favorable dispositions through pleas or dismissals.  That being said, I think the thing my clients like about me the most is my genuine personality.  Usually when someone is in need of my services its not the best of times for them.  My clients really appreciate my calm demeanor and the fact they can trust me.  Building a good rapport is crucial to a succesful defense and trust is the foundation of that relationship.  I will answer all questions honestly and give my experienced opinion to best help my clients make an informed decision.  I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with some of the best lawyers in the area and they would be quick to tell you that I'm not so bad myself.  The proof is in my track record which I invite you to examine on my website.  


Things to know:  I am a trial lawyer.  I have tried many cases in many different jurisdictions.  That does not mean that every case I take goes to trial.  In fact I would wager that 90% of the time my cases are disposed of without a trial; whether that is acceptance of a fair plea bargain or a variety of different dismissal options.  The fact that I am a winning trial lawyer allows me to get better returns for my clients on that 90% of the time when my cases don't go to trial.  Inevitably some cases are going to go to trial; when that day comes you can rest assured that you are in good hands during that stressful time.

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Charles Louis Barberio IV
4542 W Pine Blvd
Saint Louis, MO, 63108-2186

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Posted by Client | February 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Charles did a great job with my case. He was on top of everything and kept me in the loop in what was going on. He is very thorough lawyer who will do his absolute best for you.
Posted by Jade | December 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful, easy to approach, quick to respond
Charles Barberio had been a huge help with my daughter. She has had numerous issues and he has helped with understanding and without judgement. His pricing has been fair. He is always quick to respond and dealt with all matters efficiently. I hope to not need his services in the future, but won't hesitate to contact him again if I do.
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Posted by Drew | October 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Charles was very thorough and took the time to help me with my situation. He didn't rush through the process and gave my case the attention that it needed. He is a genuine person that cared about me and didn't make me feel like just another client. I would highly recommend Charles as an attorney for whatever needs you may have.
Posted by Sean | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Charles to handled an accident in my company vehicle. He was very professional and stayed on top of the incident and claim until we came to a resolution. I would definitely use his services again!
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Charles is an excellent lawyer.. He was fast and efficient. Everything I would hope for in a lawyer of legal matters. He worked well with me to understand my situation and make sure the courts knew the facts. I'm so glad I had him defending me.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Corporate Defense
I utilized Charles' services for a potential litigation case against my former employer. I was initially looking for advice on whether or not I had a case worth pursuing. Charles reviewed all documents/material in a timely manner and gave his recommendation so I could in turn make an informed decision. Based on his diligence and knowledge of the matter, I felt comfortable knowing I was making the right decision in not pursuing litigation at that time. Although had I decided to move forward, I was confident Charles would have represented me to the best of his ability.
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Posted by Brett | August 6, 2015
Experience working with Mr. Barberio
Charles Barberio has represented me on two times. One was a business small claims defense trial and a personal issue. Both cases were handled professionally, quickly and at a reasonable cost. I will continue to use Mr. Barberio for future needs, heaven forbid as well as referring him to friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2015
Best Lawyer Ever!!
I was charged with Robbery and Armed Criminal Action. The police came to my house and wanted to question me but they already had their minds made up and arrested me. I told them I have never even owned a gun but they searched my house anyway and tore it all up and found nothing. I really felt helpless. Luckily when I got locked up another prisoner told me about Mr. Barberio. He came and met me at the jail and even was able to get me out on a bond because he brought some good issues up to the judge and the community where I live was showing their support of me. The prosecutor would not back down and never even offered a deal. I had never been in trouble before and I was scared as hell because I was facing life in prison and there was nothing I could do about it. Mr. Barberio said it was gonna be a tough road but that we were ready to fight it in court if we had to. The months went by and Mr. Barberio examined the evidence and took the depositions of the alleged “witnesses” and before I knew it my trial date had arrived. Mr. Barberio was ready for trial but I was very nervous. On the morning of trial the Prosecuting Attorney told Mr. Barberio that they were not prepared to move forward anymore with the case against me and the whole case was dismissed. I was overcome with joy and even started to cry. I can’t thank him enough!!!
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Posted by Gwennetta | December 28, 2014
Nothing Bu't The Best
Mr.Barberio represented my son he was great with returning my phone calls , he help me umderstand the trail process . Mr.Barberio helped our family with compassion when he said he was to do his best to help my son and he did .He went above and beyond all my expections , he was truly a God send to my family. God Bless you and your loved one's Mr.Barberio ,I can't thank you enough .
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Posted by Tammy | December 23, 2014
involuntary manslaughter case
My husband was involved in a terrible car accident that he caused while drunk driving. The driver of the other car was thrown from his vehicle and died at the scene. My husband was also severely injured and taken to the hospital. When he woke up he could not remember what happened but the facts of the case were already very bad for him. He was not charged right away but we knew should get a lawyer. We went to Charles Barberio because he was highly recommended by the attorney we called to ask for advice. He guided us through the entire process. He was compassionate and reassuring. Eventually the day came where my husband and Mr. Barberio surrendered him to the police because there was a warrant. My husband was not doing well in jail but because of the severity of the charge we could not afford the bond. Mr. Barberio eventually got him a lower bond and my husband was able to get out with an alcohol monitor so that he could attend AA. He went to AA for months and Mr. Barberio was able to keep him out long enough to see the birth of our son. We knew it was possible he was going to prison for a long time. At the hearing my husband was allowed to do a treatment program in prison but if he failed would have to go for 25 years. We were so happy and we were finally able to count the days til he could come home but then the Prison said he wasn't eligible for the program eventhough they had already said he was eligilbe. So they told him he had to do the whole 25 years! Mr. Barberio got the judge to give us a new hearing. After being scared for months that my husband would have to serve 25 years he ended up getting released at the new hearing! Mr. Barberio was very supportive the entire time and explained to me what was going on while my husband was in prison so that i wouldn't be scared of what was happening. It is very sad about the victim and we pray for their family and are glad they were able to forgive us and pray for my husband too! I would absolutely recommend Charles Barberio to all who need a great lawyer!!!
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Posted by Whitney | December 23, 2014
Thank You!!
Charles is a very good lawyer. He always kept me informed on everything going on in my husband case. On the first day I met him he told me what he was going to do for my husband and he kept his word. Charles was very easy to talk to even when I was scared because my husband was facing a 2nd degree murder charge and Armed Criminal Action he kept me calm until the end when we receive the "NOT GUILTY"........Charles is very reliable and dependable! I couldn't thank him enough for what he did for me and my family!!
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Posted by Tyaaron | December 23, 2014
2nd Chance
First I must start my review by Thanking Charles by standing by my side from day 1 until the verdict and beyond. Charles performed excellent during my trial. He was very knowledgeable of the law and courtroom politics. I believe he defended me to his best ability and fought for me with all he had. Charles always keep my wife informed on every situation and point in the case. He visited me regularly while I was incarcerated. He explained to me every step of the case and always helped me understand what was going on. He also showed compassion, it wasn't about money with him, he loves being a defense lawyer. (With some lawyer it's like a automated relationship, with Charles he makes you feel human like a person not a suspect or inmate). I can't Thank Charles enough he's a great PERSON, a great LAWYER and now what I consider a GREAT FRIEND. He fought against bob mcculloch office and prevented a 10 to life sentence for me and my family. Thanks Again T.Harris I Thank God For Charles Barberio lV
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2014
Made all my traffic violations a breeze!!!
Counselor Barberio has taken care of my numerous traffic violations for the last few years and has done an excellent job in doing so. When I could not make a mandatory court appearance for reckless driving, he was all over it and made sure it was taken care of without me having to be there. He consistently kept me in the know and was always able to give me a great deal... two things I have yet to experience when working with other attorneys. Charles is a ambitious, fair and thorough lawyer. I would recommend him to my closest friends and loved ones.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Trial Attorney
  • the firm
  • 2008 - Present


  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Missouri
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Harris
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Massey
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Jermaine Johnson
  • Not Guilty
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  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Chair Elect
  • 2016 - Present
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • 2014


Speaking Engagements

  • Webster Univeristy - Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Defenses
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (22)
Endorse Charles
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles has a calm demeanor even when dealing with stressful situations. He is a good listener and can explain legal matters well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is a great advocate for his clients who goes above and beyond in representing their interests. His legal acumen is self-evident when he is in the courtroom arguing on behalf of his clients."
Violent crime Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is a smart lawyer who will always do what is in his clients' best interest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Charles as an exceptional attorney. Charles is well known for his outstanding trial skills and willingness to fight hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles not only possesses a vast knowledge of the law, but has extensive trial experience. This combination makes him a force to be reckoned with in any criminal matter. I fully endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Barberio is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I highly recommend anyone facing the criminal justice system to contact Mr. Barberio."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles' work ethic and knowledge of the law make him a superior advocate for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone faced with a criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Barberio is one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the St. Louis area. His dedication to his clients and creative approach to cases continues to produce outstanding results for his clients. I give Mr. Barberio my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Charles. Charles has assisted me in many criminal cases and is always someone I seek when I am looking for quality advice. If I personally needed an Attorney, Charles would be one of the first people I would go to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a good criminal defense lawyer. He is a trial lawyer and will fight for his clients. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Friend
"Charles is a great lawyer who fights incredibly hard for his clients. His combination of being aggressive and extremely intelligent makes him a formidable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is an outstanding and dedicated attorney to his clients. He does a great job advocating for his clients. I have had the pleasure to watch him in trial and was impressed by his ability to cross examine witnesses and his presence in front of the jury. I would certainly recommend Charles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is fiercely devoted to the defense of every client that comes in his door. He has the trial experience and the passion to defend any client in any situation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Charles for a few years and I recommend his services. Charles goes above and beyond for his clients. He is a colleague and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles is an excellent attorney who goes above and beyond to help his clients. His knowledge of criminal defense law has helped him build an impressive win/loss record. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is an experienced criminal defense attorney who consistently obtains great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Charles Barberio. He is an experienced trial attorney who zealously advocatres for his clients. When I have questions about criminal cases involving my own clients he is on my shortlist of attorneys I would call for advice. If you are looking for an attorney who knows his way around a jury and the court room I can without reservation recommend Charles Barberio."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles really cares about his clients. He really thinks through all of his cases to develop the best defense, not only at trial, but at the pretrial stages as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is a highly skilled and extremely effective attorney. He knows the law inside and out, and relishes the opportunity to win a tough case. His ability to get results for his clients, coupled with an approachable personality, help make Charles what he is -- a superb attorney."
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Saint Louis Criminal defense Lawyer Charles Louis Barberio IV
Charles Louis Barberio IV
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 15 years
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