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John Schleiffarth

DUI and DWI Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

4.8   48 reviews

also known as John C. Schleiffarth, P.C.

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Bold and aggressive representation for DWI charges in the St. Louis area. We fight DWI charges to protect your record, your livelihood and your driver's license. Experienced representation of CDL holders, medical professionals, and high stakes cases.

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Bold and aggressive defense of drug, gun, sex and other criminal charges in St. Louis, Missouri, and the greater metro area.

  3. Federal crime
    25%
    Skillful and aggressive representation for Federal Crimes in the Eastern District of Missouri. We defend charges of drug conspiracy, illegal gun possession, sex crimes, and white collar crimes.

John Schleiffarth practices criminal defense law in the Saint Louis area. He represents clients charged with serious criminal charges in both state and federal court. He is a member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National College of DUI/DWI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and an active member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis. He believes that every client deserves a bold and aggressive defense. He will fight to protect your rights. When not practicing law, John enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors. He is a snowboarder and a hiker.

John received the 2018 Client Champion Award from Martindale-Hubbell, has received multiple Clients Choice Awards from AVVO. and Has been recognized for the past four years by Super Lawyers. John has been awarded the "10 Best" in client satisfaction for DWI Defense from the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys. He was a finalist in St. Louis Magazine's "Lawyer of the Year" in 2016. John been recognized for the past four years by Super Lawyers. He is dedicated to his faith and his community. Learn More About John and JCS Law.

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2014 AIDUIA "10 Best" Attorneys in the State of Missouri
2014 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award

Location

John Schleiffarth
75 West Lockwood Avenue
Suite 250
Saint Louis, MO, 63119

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  48 customer reviews
Posted by Ruby | April 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
John, Andy, and Peter are very knowledgeable Attorney. They are best attorney to work with, they will explain everything to you and be there for you every step of the way! I’m very appreciative for their hard work on my Son's case. For any legal problems for friends or family I will refer, and recommend JCS LAW always! Thank you John, Andy, and Peter. Ruby G
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Response from John Schleiffarth April 21, 2024
Thanks Ruby! We really appreciate your review.
Posted by David | July 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer and person in general
John just has such a way about him that instills confidence even when things look hopeless. John took care of me from the start of my courtroom experience to the end and was able to achieve amazing results in a very grim case. I will make sure I do not need his services in the future but would recommend him to anyone in a difficult situation like the one I faced.
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Response from John Schleiffarth April 21, 2024
Thanks David! I really appreciate your review.
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life changing results
John and his team had my DUI reduced to a non-criminal traffic violation. Despite my BAC and the officers all following procedure to the T —- they leveraged their relationships with the local District Attorney and Judge to consider who I am as a person and my lack of priors. Whatever your walk of life, mistakes happen - - - John and his team helped me ensure mine did not roadblock my present and future. Their whole team also were highly responsive via phone, mail and text during this stressful time for me, which was extended due to the pandemic. Results matter - that’s the most important thing when you’ve gotten yourself in trouble!
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Response from John Schleiffarth April 21, 2024
Thanks! Let us know if we can help friends or family in the future. We appreciate referrals and rely on them heavily.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible attorney, delivered amazing results!
John Schleiffarth is simply incredible! His calm nature, open communication, and brilliant strategies helped us through a very difficult time. While most lawyers were disinterested in my federal case, John was inquisitive and provided hope that more can be done. John's entire staff is professional, kind, and helpful as I spent over 18 months working with John from our first meeting through sentencing. John is everything you would want in an attorney, I was lucky to have him on my side. John always told me the truth both good and bad and provided me with leveled expectations from start to finish. I trusted John from our first conversation, and so did my family. In the end we got the best possible outcome of probation when years in prison seemed inevitable. Thanks again John!
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Posted by - Kristen | August 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
- Good Lawyer - Excellent Service -
He took the time to Listen and Care. My results turned out well. I would choose Mr. Schleiffarth and his Firm again, should they be able to help with such a favorable outcome. They were easy to work with, and I had ease in getting a hold of them, whenever I had a question.
Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows their profession
I dealt with KatieLee who was very professional, a great communicator and acquired an ending result better than I imagined. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know.
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyers in town
I've had to use them twice and has been successful each time. Inexpensive and very knowledgeable i would recommend for anything big or small.
Posted by Trena | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Early Probation termination Request
I was very nervous going before a judge to ask for early probation termination. I called several firms seeking legal representation. I was very pleased with the receptionist, timeliness, and communication of JCS Law Firm. I met with attorney John Schleiffarth rather quickly. Within 3 weeks my request was granted by the judge. I am so grateful for John and KatieLee as they made this process very smooth. I would definitely recommend this Law firm to anyone in need of legal counsel.
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Posted by Tony | April 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Tony Thomas
I highly recommend this law firm. My tickets were reduced to non moving valuation. They provided step by step the process of getting my license back. The fee was reasonable. They made me feel as if I was the only client.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
I would like to say from the very begining your law firm was very professional. Everyone in the office was super nice espicsally Ms Mary. They kept my licesence which kept my job thank you very much
Posted by Drew | February 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney and Staff!!
Where do I begin? John and Katie are both AMAZING attorney's to handle difficult traffic cases. This is my 2nd time going through JCS Lawfirm; both of my tickets were very difficult. I'm a CDL Truck driver so my license is very important to me and my career. My first case was dropped (Accused of texting while driving a dump truck). My second case was 2 seperate speeding tickets (within a week) going 26 and 30 mph over the speed limit along with following too closely. Both cases were dropped to a non-moving violation (no community service) with some fines. I would not trust ANY other lawfirm in St. Louis! This Law Firm is the BEST!! Thanks John, Katie, Mary and JCS Lawfirm for all your hard work in both of my cases!
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Posted by Christian | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Amazing Lawyer!
I was caught in a tight spot, and he gave me the best possible outcome! Charges dropped and feeling great!
Posted by Thomas | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Straight shooter
This is unfortunately not my first attorney I have hired to represent me in my lifetime. Other criminal defense attorneys have promised me the moon and were unable to deliver. I really appreciated John’s ability to be straight and tell me the facts. My charges were eventually dropped due to John’s expertise and I was extremely satisfied with his representation. I highly recommend John’s services.
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Posted by Andrew | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Was in Serious Trouble 2 DWI's Back to Back within 60 days
John is one hell of a lawyer! I was going through a bad patch in life where alcohol was an issue. None the less I got in trouble back to back. I had two DWI's within 60days of each other which one was with a suspend license and a car accident. I was looking at jail time! He was able to get One DWI completely dropped and the Second DWI dropped to an SIS (Suspended Imposition of Sentence). I spent NO JAIL TIME thank god! I was able to set up payments with him. He honestly cares about you and he will do as much has he can to help. I will continue to use him if I find myself in any future issues. Thanks John and Barb for all the help, I truly owe you the life I have today.
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Posted by Michael | July 25, 2018
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Excellent Reperesentation
I was referred to John by a previous client of his in anticipation of a federal investigation. John set up a meeting the following day and explained the best course of action. While it turns out no such investigation was ongoing (my mistake) John was EXTREMELY thorough in checking all possible avenues for criminal (or civil) liability. I hope to never need an attorney again, but if I do John will be my first call.
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Posted by Michael | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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DUI & Resisting Arrest
I was charged with four counts total including DUI and resisting arrest. We went all the way to trial. With John's expertise and the help of his excellent team I was found not guilty. If you're in trouble with the law I highly recommend giving John a call.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Attorney Schleiffarth helped my family and I in a time of need. He was considerate of the situation and did all he could to ensure that I did not end up with a criminal record. He is very knowledgeable of the law and has a good reputation with other lawyers and Judges alike. One of the most impressive things about Mr. Schleiffarth is his genuine belief in me as a client. It was never about money for him, he made sure that he was realistic with expectations and went over and beyond to help me. I truly thank him for doing such a thorough job with my case.
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Posted by Justin | July 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Competent, Effective Representation
I contacted John seeking guidance on a property-related issue. He responded to all correspondence (email & phone) usually within only a couple of hours throughout the representation (which lasted approximately 5 months). From start to finish, John was consistent in his candidness and analysis of my case, which I appreciated very much. From my perspective, each interaction I had with John throughout my representation was productive - succinct emails, cordial, but concise calls, and consistent informative updates. It was clear that he was moving the ball forward in my case. The final disposition of my matter fit squarely within the expectations that John had set in our initial consultation. Honest, straight-forward analysis and advice from beginning to end.
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Posted by Michael | June 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing man!
This man did what he tried to do! This man fought long and hard to get me probation. He clearly explained everything and went through numerous files/videos. This man is kind, patient, very intelligent and trustworthy. I am glad I got to know this man, I wish the circumstances were different of course but everyone in their office is kind. I hope to see him again under normal circumstances, no more court for me.
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Posted by Katie | June 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hit and Run
John and his law firm are the best lawyers in town. John had my hit and gun down to a parking ticket that was 250.00. I was so scared and they all put me at ease and accepted payment plans!! The nicest and smartest law firm you can trust!! I would recommend JCS to everyone that needs help because they get results and the most important you can trust John!! Thank you JCS!! Sincerely. Katie.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • John C. Schleiffarth, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Clerk
  • Fisher and Frommer, PLLC
  • 2008 - 2008

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DWI-Marijuana Intoxication
  • All charges dropped
  • Pre-Med Student Charged with Drug Possession
  • Charges amended to littering
  • Medical Professional Charged with Felony DWI in St. Louis County
  • Charges amended to misdemeanor with no jail time
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Associations

  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Award Winning Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member, Accredited A+ Rating
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • "10 Best" DWI Attorneys -Missouri - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • DWI Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" DWI Attorneys -Missouri - Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers
  • St. Louis Magazine
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Wall of Fame
  • Missouri Bar
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice Award-DWI/Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice Award-Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Clients Choice Award-DWI
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Law Firm of the Month - December
  • Attorney At Law Magazine
  • 2012
  • Bronze Level Pro Bono Contributor
  • Missouri Bar, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Aspatore Book publication
  • The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases
  • 2016
  • Inside the Minds (Aspatore Books)
  • Witness Preparation and Examination For DUI Proceedings
  • 2016
  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside the Minds: Property Crimes Defense Strategies
  • 2014
  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside the Minds: The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2014 ed.
  • 2014
  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside the Minds: Witness Prepration and Examination for DUI Proceedings
  • 2014
  • St. Louis Magazine
  • Understanding the Law
  • 2013
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Strategies
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Invited Guest
  • Business Law, Finance, and Bankruptcy In the Free Market
  • 2012
  • Invited Guest
  • Bankruptcy, Risk Taking, and Business
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (53)
Endorse John
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I enthusiastically endorse John Schleiffarth. He listens to identify client needs and goals. John works very hard to resolve client problems and find the resolution best suited for the client under the circumstances. John is talented, energetic, and dedicated in pursuit of his clients interests."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is very knowledgeable about the law and is fantastic about thinking about all the angles on providing the best defense for his clients. John is also very passionate about helping their clients achieve their best results. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with John in the past and can say that he is a superb attorney who zealously represents his clients with the highest degree of passion and commitment."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a skilled and driven attorney that will spend countless hours on your case to ensure both himself and the client are satisfied with the outcome! I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a very thorough attorney and fights for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known John for 30+ years. He is an honest and extremely devoted advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Smart. Hard working. Good results. I endorse this lawyer!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a great advocate for his clients and holds the state to their burden emphatically. He was easy to work with, even when he couldn't get deposition dates."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a dedicated Criminal Lawyer who care for his clients. I endorse and recommend him because I trust him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent attorney who is always working to defend his clients in and out of the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schleiffarth is an outstanding attorney and very friendly with his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John's a great attorney. He works very hard for his clients. Any criminal defendant would be lucky to have him on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Schleiffarth is an excellent attorney who works hard for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schleiffarth is an outstanding and excellent attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone to him for his services. I have been practicing for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, private attorney, and prosecutor, and I learn from his answers on Avvo every day. Simply an exemplary attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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