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Shin Cho

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   24 reviews

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Shin Cho is licensed in Missouri and Illinois, and focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense, DWI & DUI defense, and traffic law.  He has successfully defended clients against nearly type of criminal charge, from the most minor class of misdemeanors to the most severe felonies.

In addition to criminal defense, Mr. Cho devotes his practice to assisting clients with immigration issues, primarily for non-immigrant visas (visitor, work, student, etc.), immigrant visas (permanent residency), and citizenship applications.

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State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/11/2022
State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 09/21/2022

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

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Law Office of Shin Cho
3245 Lemay Ferry Rd
Saint Louis, MO, 63125

Reviews

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Posted by Nehrudin | August 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great criminal defense attorney
I was charged with a 2nd degree felony assault and Shin got it dropped down to a class A harassment misdemeanor in less than 6 months with my immigration status being at risk as well. That’s with a few of my violations, Shin still kept me out of jail and was still able to resolve the case fast! Professional and friendly attorney who is responsive and will answer any of your questions anytime of the day including weekends. I would definitely recommend Shin to anyone in any kind of trouble including personal injury, DWI and DUI.
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Posted by Kelly | July 11, 2019
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MOST RECOMMENDABLE LAWYER
He was recommended to me and it was such a great decision to give him a call! I had court for two things for not having an insurance card up to date and with a high speeding ticket and he amended it to Illegal parking. He was very informative and helpful with every step of the way! I really do recommend him! HE IS AWESOME AT HIS JOB.
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Posted by Bill | March 28, 2019
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Get it gone
I was charged with possession of a controlled substance ,meth and a traffic ticket , all of which Shin told me not to worry after he heard my side and received the discovery and in just over three months he got it dismissed. He kept me informed and answered any questions I had. He put me at ease and then proved his worth. Thanks Shin , freedom is priceless!
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Posted by Therese | March 26, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Shin Cho is my lawyer who took my moving violation and had it reduced so that it would not give me any points on my license and it kept my insurance from going up. He is very professional and I would high recommend him.
Posted by Michael | October 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Shin Cho was super helpful in fixing my ticket to turn it into a non-moving violation and make sure there are no points on my license. The process was super quick and efficient! Thank you so much for your help!
Posted by Terry | July 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding! Highly Recommend
I would definitely recommend calling Mr. Cho if you are in need of legal services. Mr. Cho really takes the time to go over everything with you in detail, also VERY professional. I had my fair shares of lawyers in the past and its comforting that I have one Lawyer that I trust to handle everything the right way!
Posted by Brian | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Stayed with me through the entire process. His guidance was invaluable. All throughout the appeals process his perseverance helped bring a favorable result to my case.
Posted by Debbie | October 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I highly recommend Shin as a lawyer. He helped us when our son had a DWI. He was patient with us. He was very thorough and reviewed the case completely. Because of his understanding of law and his hard work, we were able to get positive results.
Posted by Emily | August 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results!
Shin was excellent! He worked with me to get the results that I wanted. He didn't beat around the bush and was up front with me about the entire process. He got my DWI case straightened out and I was more than pleased with the results. He is a lawyer who cares and will do everything he can to help you. I don't ever plan on needing his services again but I will definitely recommend him to anyone I know and care about that finds themselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by Kevin Dodge | June 1, 2017
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Responsive, Compassionate and Diligent
I live out of state and was charged with a small possession charge in Missouri; on the way to a wedding. I found Shin on Avvo and during our first email exchange - he immediately calmed me down. He listened engagingly to my story, got all the details, asked what my ideal outcome would be and then gave me some different scenarios based on the knowledge & information he had. He executed on exactly what needed to be done and ended up getting charges dropped and never having to go to court and just having to paying a fine. Not only did Shin get what I wanted out of court - but he listened and followed through on every interaction we had and gave me peace of mind that my case was being taken care of while explaining each step. I couldn't give a higher recommendation and he is your guy if you are in the "my life is over" thinking I was in when searching for a lawyer.
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Posted by Ben | May 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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It's the little things
I hired Shin before he was out on his own and over a year later when it was realized that the court system had screwed up some of my paperwork, it was Shin that I called to help me sort it out. Not being with the firm anymore, he could have easily just pointed me back towards his old firm to help sort it out. Instead he took it on himself, for free, and sorted it out no questions asked. I am also an extremely busy person with my career, so it is important to me to be able to communicate efficiently, and often at non-standard business hours. Shin made that easy and I didn't even have to ask. Right from the start he was accessible to me when I needed him to be and was always quick to reply by phone, email, or text. There is no doubt that Shin is a fine lawyer, but it is the little things that separate Shin and make him a cut above the rest.
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Posted by Nancy | May 18, 2017
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Missouri Charge reduced
I had a great experience with using The Law Office Of Shin Cho , Very professional , communicative and persistent. I was very satisfied in the results of my case.I will hire him in the future if I ever need a lawyer again ! I have and will continue to refer Shin Co in the future to friends and family.
Posted by John | May 17, 2017
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Illinois Traffic Ticket
Shin Cho was very helpful with a traffic ticket issue in Illinois. I was very pleased at the results and will definitely use him again.
Posted by Mitch | May 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Shin is who you want in your corner
Shin is the most hands on and dedicated lawyer in the area (IMO). He takes the time to really understand your situation completely and thoroughly reviews all facts. He is the one you want in your corner when you're up against the justice system in any scenario.
Posted by Alicia | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shin is the Best!
I am very pleased with the work that Attorney Shin Cho did for my family. He definitely knows the law. He has always been available on short notice, he is very prompt and willing to listen. His professionalism, hard work, professional advice and willingness to help is what sets him apart. I will recommend him to my family, friends and clients b/c I know he will take care of them. Shin you are the Best! Thank you for helping me and my family!
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
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Excellent
Shin was a very professional and organized lawyer. He helped me out with a case in 2016 and I received great news every phone call and he was a huge help with getting my case dropped. I would hire him again and would recommend him to anyone. I promise you will not be disappointed with his work. He was one hundred percent on my side and was always willing to answer any questions.
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Posted by Anne | October 27, 2016
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Speeding Ticket
Shin was wonderful! He was able to get my speeding ticket amended to a non moving violation and even convinced the prosecutor to lower the fees!! Shin is a total life saver and I would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Johnny | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Mr. Shin Cho took care of a speeding ticket of mine. He was very polite, and handled everything with the upmost professionalism. Will use his services again and will definitely recommend to my friends and family.
Posted by Brandi Childress | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Swooped in and saved the day!!
My orinigal lawyer skipped out on me before my case was finished. I was introduced to Shin by a friend and he seriously saved me before my case became really bad. He is professional, right to the point and handled my case with the upmost professionalism! I recommend him to everyone!
Response from Shin Cho October 13, 2016
Thanks so much Brandi! I'm just glad I could help and get that whole mess over and done with!
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Shin met with me on his off day and called me throughout the process to get my issue resolved in a timely manner with no issues.
Response from Shin Cho October 13, 2016
Thanks so much for the review! You know you've got my cell phone if you ever need anything else!
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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

  • Owner & Principal Attorney
  • Law Office of Shin Cho
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Criminal Defense Firm in St. Louis
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Trial Attorney
  • Missouri State Public Defender
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Andereck, Evans, Widger, Johnson and Lewis
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Bukowsky Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • DWI Dismissed & License Suspension Overturned
  • Complete exoneration
  • Class X Felony Home Invasion
  • All Charges Dismissed
  • DWI, St. Louis, MO
  • Won at Trial
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Associations

  • Missouri Access to Justice Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Missouri Committee on Diversity
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Missouri Criminal Practice & Procedure Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Missouri Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Asian American Law Students Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
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Publications

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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (29)
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shin has been dedicated to protecting his clients' rights for years. A great lawyer and a great man."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shin is a knowledgeable and dedicated advocate for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Shin for years, and I can - without a doubt - say that he is one of the most passionate, sharp, and dedicated lawyers I know. When Shin is on your side, you can believe that no stone is left unturned, and that you have one of the fiercest advocates on your behalf. Shin tells it like it is, explains legal options thoroughly, and will not hesitate to hold the government's "feet" to the fire...I would know, as one of my first encounters with Shin was when we were on opposite sides of the table in court. That said, Shin carried himself professionally and treated me with the utmost respect, all while zealously advocating for his client. If you are looking for a St. Louis-area attorney who will not only consistently put in the time and effort your case deserves, but will shoot straight with you, Shin is your guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shin is a thoughtful and experienced lawyer that I would recommend to a friend or family member without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shin is a great advocate for his clients and treats each case with detail and attention it deserves. He is a very professional, devoted and dedicated attorney. He is also very well respected in the legal community. I do not hesitate to refer any cases to him. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"The reason I am endorsing Mr. Cho is very simple. He is an expert at what he does. I have rarely seen so much attention to detail. Mr. Cho will not leave a stone unturned in order to assist his clients in their Criminal Defense. He is honest, hard working, and his track record shows that he has what it takes to defend his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shin is a dedicated and experienced attorney who cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shin has the experience in the realm of Criminal Defense to handle any case that comes his way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shin has a true passion for helping his clients achieve the best possible outcome in their case. Shin treats every case with the attention it deserves from the initial client meeting all the way through jury trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cho is a straight shooter that will not lead you down the wrong path. Hard and determination are a great combination to have as a defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Shin is an honest and hardworking professional that I have known for several years. No matter what the issue is he will do his best to get you the best results he can. He is great to work with and willing to put in the time and work necessary for a successful resolution to any problem."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shin has the specific qualities you want in your lawyer if you are facing high degree criminal charges. Not every criminal lawyer is suited to defend high risk criminal cases, but Shin is relentless in his pursuit to defend his client's rights. If I knew someone charged with a very serious crime, I would hope they had Shin in their corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shin is a fantastic attorney who represents his clients with the utmost zeal and vigor. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal help in the greater St. Louis area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shin is an absolute fighter for his clients. He relentlessly advocates on behalf of all his clients and always places the outcomes of their cases in the forefront. I hold Shin's ability in high regard."
Sex crime Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Shin for over a decade. His knowledge, tenacity, and commitment to his clients is second to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shin is hard-working, ethical, and passionate about helping his clients achieve their goals. I strongly recommend and endorse him for all of your criminal law needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cho is an excellent attorney who possesses exceptional knowledge of the law, demonstrates experience in the courtroom, and most importantly has the drive to achieve the best results for his clients. I strongly recommend Shin for anyone seeking a talented attorney in the areas of criminal defense, dwi, sex crimes, and traffic representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Shin is an exceptional attorney who quickly recognizes the core issues in any case. He cares about his clients and the quality of his work. I would encourage anyone needing legal assistance to call Shin."
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