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Joseph Michael Harvath

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Charles, MO

4.8   27 reviews

also known as Joe Harvath, JMH Law Firm

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2012
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Attorney Joseph M. Harvath specializes in Criminal Defense Litigation, and is prepared to assist you with any type of criminal charge which may be brought against you.

  2. DUI and DWI
    Joseph Harvath has extensive experience representing people charged with driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence.

  3. General practice
    Attorney Joseph M. Harvath is a general practitioner, and is prepared to assist you in any legal matter which may arise.

  4. Personal injury

  5. Sex crime

Attorney Joseph Harvath runs a General Practice Law Firm in Missouri. He can assist you in any of your legal matters, and specializes in criminal defense litigation. Contact Joe today for a free consultation regarding any legal concerns you may have.

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4.8 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Graylen | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Attorney
When it comes to having an attorney that will be by your side from beginning to end, Joe Harvath is definitely the attorney to have. From the moment that I called to consult with him about my case, he was ready and willing to assist me in any way possible. The first time that I walked into his office, he made me feel like a friend in need and not just a client. He listened to everything that I had to disclose to him about the case I was involved in and didn't rush me at all. When it comes to an attorney that is on top of his game, he is definitely the right guy for the job and I am highly impressed. He always returned calls or text messages any time that I needed him. He was always prompt in getting back to me with any answers that I needed and never left me worrying. Joe was always proficient in getting additional information for my case using his resources. His knowledge of what he does is extremely impressive and helps put your mind at ease when he is on your case. Every little matter that I needed handled he had his hand in to help me prove my innocence and resolve my case. He even has good contacts with other attorneys to assist you in matters if he can't do so himself. I will definitely be keeping his contact information for future use should I need anything. Joe will be the attorney that I will contact first and have already started spreading the word about him to my friends and family.
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Posted by Christopher | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He fought for me
I had a criminal case in 2013 that was utterly moronic on my end. I went to d.o.c. as a public defender did nothing for me and didnt inform me i could have gotten 9 months in jail if i waited it out. In prison i was under a lot of stress and commited the same utterly stupid crime and my mother hired Joe. Joe fought for me to no avail. He proposed many alternatives to the court who didnt want to hear him out. I was a difficult client at times as i was stressed to the max, but joe stuck with me. He did end up getting me the best possible deal in the end and i appreciate him more than he knows. I should have left a review when i was released on parole a little over 3 years ago.
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Posted by Alexis | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe recently handle two cases for me, which are completely different from another. One was a speeding ticket and the other was a theft charge. He was able to have my speeding ticket reduces to a non moving violation and my theft charge reduced to a much less charge (literring). I highly recommend him to anyone!!! He definitely gets the job done. THANKS JOE
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Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't hesitate call joe
I found joe's ad on Craigslist For traffic tickets. After doing some research I decided to give him a call. I'm glad I did because he handled all ten of my tickets at a affordable price. Although I never met joe in person, his communication was great. I'm now able to get my commercial drivers license.
Posted by Andrew | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I've hired several attorneys over the years for traffic violations. Many have fallen way short of expectations by failing to enter for me, neglecting my case, etc. I had the exact OPPOSITE experience with Joe. He was expedient, responsive to my needs and kept me informed throughout the process. I know he had more important cases to handle, but he still valued my time enough to take care of business. I would HIGHLY recommend his services
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Posted by Mary | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Joe Harvath!
I hired Joe Harvath to handle a case of misidentity regarding a family member. During the initial call, Joe asked for all information needed to investigate. Within an hour and forty five minutes he found out the problem and settled the matter. He is smart, efficient and very professional. Thank you, Joe Harvath!
Posted by Stephenee | April 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
I was so pleased with his services! He was always available when I had questions. He even responded to text messages. Every lawyer I called gave me a high price and run around because my case was "difficult" However, he got it resolved VERY quickly!
Response from Joseph Harvath May 3, 2016
Thank you Stephenee! It was a pleasure doing business with you as well!
Posted by Trey | May 16, 2015
Thanks for the great work!
Joe Harvath provides excellent attorney services in my experience working with him. Great advise and fast results! He went above and beyond my expectations based off previous experiences with other lawyers. Thanks Joe!
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2015
Exceeded expectations
I hired Joe to handle a traffic ticket. He kept me informed throughout the process and kept my case moving at a good pace. In the end, Joe was able to obtain a result that went beyond my expectations and did so in a very professional manner. Thanks, Joe!
Posted by Chris C | January 28, 2015
Mr. Harvath is very trusting, and truly looks for your best interest.
Mr Harvath has always been respectful, trustworthy, and dedicated towards my situation. He seems to know the law very well, and very informative. I do recommend this attorney for all your legal needs.
Posted by Jonathan | September 29, 2014
Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Mr. Harvath. Mr. Harvath exhibited professional qualities in all of my encounters with him. He clearly understood the laws surrounding my case and displayed detailed knowledge of the court system and its processes. Mr. Harvath maintained constant communication as to the disposition of my case through each step and returned my phone calls the same day. He went above and beyond my expectations. His impressive skills led me to refer other friends to him.
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Posted by Melissa | August 26, 2014
Very helpful, trust worthy, professional...
Joe has helped me take care of two traffic tickets in the past 1-2 years; one involving an accident and another for a moving violation. I contacted him immediately after receiving my ticket, I sent him the required information and the matter was out of my hands at that point. Being a working professional, I appreciate that Joe represented me in court making the process hassle-free on my end.
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Posted by Kevin | August 23, 2014
Joe Harvath is a great attorney and has helped me many times!
Joe has been the best lawyer I have ever had and trust me I have had many! He talked to me like I was a human and not just a client he always kept me informed on whats going on! He takes care of his clients and i would recommend anyone that needs help to take this mans advice!
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
Great service and awesome results!
Joseph was able to give me great advice and resolve my traffic ticket. He was in constant communication and delivered great results! Highly recommend!
Posted by Austin | August 20, 2014
Good Job!
He has handled a couple issues for me including a property issue and a noise complaint. Both were taken care of promptly and efficiently.
Posted by Matt | August 19, 2014
Joey Harvath
I would definitely recommend Joey. He did a great job of understanding/listening to my needs, and then identifying a solution. I would recommend Joey for your attorney needs.
Posted by Scott | August 19, 2014
Highly Recommend
I contacted Josheph while living 160 miles to help represent me for a traffic ticket that wasn't deserving due to the false accusations of the ticket. Josheph was very easy to contact and always responded to my concerns quickly. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing representation in the St Louis area.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
Greta man to work with
My teenage son has a heavy foot at times. He has never had anything major with tickets (speeding and forgetting where he put his proof of insurance card) but we wanted to keep the points off his license. So we hired this man to help with that. What a great guy he was to work with. We did everything through emails so there were no phone tag issues to deal with. He handled everything, mailed us the info we needed to pay the fines and never have had any problems. No disrespect meant by this, but I hope we never need his services again but if we do need a lawyer. We will be contacting Joseph Harvath
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Posted by Lauren | August 19, 2014
Joseph Harvath takes care of you!
Joseph was very responsive and polite. Once I mailed him my ticket and information, he took care of everything for me. I did not need to worry beyond that point. What a great relief!!
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2014
Used Joe twice now
Joe has been very helpful in my transgressions. I would recommend him to all my family and friends. He does a great job at fair prices. He has handled both a speeding ticket and a felony leaving the scene of an accident and delivers great results.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • JMH Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rule 13 Student Intern
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Post-Graduate Intern
  • The Hammer Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Rule 13 Student Attorney
  • Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Staff Accountant
  • Brown Smith Wallace, LLC
  • 2007 - 2009
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  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon Felony Amended to Misdemeanor
  • Amended to misdemeanor - no probation, no jail time
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm - Jury finds Defendant NOT GUILTY
  • Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Charges Dismissed


  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Court - Eastern District of Missouri
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • St. Charles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Criminal Trial Lawyers Under 40 - Missouri
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 - Client Satisfaction - Missouri
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • David Grant Clinic Student Attorney Award Finalist
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinic
  • 2012


Speaking Engagements

  • St. Louis University School of Law Trial Advocacy - Criminal
  • Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy and Starting a New Law Firm
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (17)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Joe on a matter. Joe has a unique ability to connect with his clients and is a lawyer who truly cares about his clients. He is a smart and fierce advocate who will I have referred several people to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe takes care of his clients, and is passionate about his work. A great advocate to have on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The man hustles."
General practice Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is smart and always does what is in his clients' best interest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a fantastic attorney. My firm and I worked with him on a criminal defense case. His knowledge and insight helped turn the case in our favor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is one of the best young attorneys in Missouri. I frequently consult with him on cases throughout the state. I value his opinion and trust him implicitly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a dedicated lawyer who fights for his clients. I highly recommend him for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the honor of working with Mr. Harvath on cases in the past. He is an excellent lawyer and works hard to keep his clients out of jail. If facing a criminal charge don't talk to the police; talk to Joe Harvath!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Joe is a great advocate for his clients. He has knowledge and experience in many different practice areas, including criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a fantastic lawyer! He is incredibly hard-working and detail-oriented. I recommend Joe!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He advocated very strongly for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have tried a case with this lawyer. Mr. Harvath is knowledgable about the law and the rules of evidence."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely dedicated to clients."
General practice Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is hardworking attorney that enjoys helping his clients."
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