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Brian Daniel Sleeth

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbia, MO

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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Columbia lawyer Brian D. Sleeth of Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices delivers thorough and personalized family law counsel for our local community. He handles cases involving divorce and dissolution of marriage, child or spousal support, custody and visitation arrangements, paternity, adoptions, or any of the firm’s other related legal areas of practice. Attorney Sleeth has the experience, education, and insight to help. He is recognized by former and current clients for his dedication, communication, and knowledge in even the most complex matters. To learn more, contact the Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices to schedule an initial case consultation to discuss your legal matter.

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Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices
201 West Broadway Suite 3F
Columbia, MO, 65203

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Posted by Aaron | June 2, 2015
Kind and Knowledgable
Brian has been there for any of my legal questions and concerns. He has brought comfort as well as very sound legal advice for me and my family. Whenever I need anything he is willing to go above and beyond what is expected to help me feel comfortable with certain situations.
Posted by Benjamin | June 2, 2015
mechanics lien
I had Brian work on a mechanics lien for work that we had completed on a commercial property. He was very knowledgeable and walked us through the process. After informing the property owner that we had contacted an attorney we no longer needed to file, but I have every confidence in Brians abilities and excellent service.
Posted by Kofi | April 28, 2015
Amazing to to work with
I have worked with Brian in my business on numerous occasions and in all those times he proved trustworthy, patient and very reliable. I will totally recommend him to my family and friends. Very rare these days, but his family values is legendary and he uses the same approach when he works with you. Thank Brian, you are awesome.
Posted by Brian | April 14, 2015
Finally found an attorney for life
Hands down the best I've seen. Our company had been trying to collect money owed to us for over a year with zero luck and always getting the run around. That is when we gave Mr. Sleeth with Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices a call. It amazes me to this day how quickly someone will respond when the proper action is taken from an attorney who knows how to handle people. We were able to collect the money owed to us within just a couple of weeks. We have now used Mr. Sleeth for all of our collections and results speak for them self. We not only continue to use Mr. Sleeth and Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices but I refer them to my family, my friends or anyone I run into in need of an attorney. They can literally help with almost any need you may have. Family law, estate planning, DUI's and just about anything else you can think of. They are fantastic and super fast. Always a joy to have an attorney who responds to your phone calls/emails so quickly.
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Response from Brian Sleeth April 15, 2015
Thank you so much for the kind words. It has been a pleasure working with you and Maximum Media, you guys are the best!!!
Posted by Stephanie | April 10, 2015
Responsive and trustworthy
Brian has been great to work with on setting up my family's will & trust. He is very honest and easy to speak with. His knowledge and experience are what my husband and I found most impressive.
Response from Brian Sleeth April 15, 2015
Thanks I appreciate the encouraging words and thanks for helping us out too. I truly appreciate the quick work. It has been a pleasure.
Posted by Brian | December 4, 2014
Top of his field
I've not only had the pleasure of working with Brian as a client of my own but as one if his. Brian is helping our company recover unpaid billing statements and the professionalism and promptness Brian gives stand high above the rest. The knowledge Brian brings to the table and the mannerism in which he goes about it is second to none. I would recommend Brian and his law firm Rutter and Sleeth to my closest friend or relative because I strongly believe in him that much.
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Posted by Stefanie | February 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uncontested divorce took twice as long as it should.
Communication was very lacking, this firm dropped the ball multiple times, my case was about to be dropped because they had not delivered the signed paperwork in time, that they had been sitting on for weeks. Sleeth did not have to mediate or negotiate anything on my behalf because it was uncontested, my greatest challenge was Sleeth himself because he decided to file my divorce on what he wanted, without consulting me on the changes, and I knew it was terms my ex husband wouldn’t agree to, I had to insist Sleeth to change it back to what I wanted. I felt like I had to shoulder my divorce by myself. Please, spend your money elsewhere.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-300 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rutter and Sleeth Law Offices
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Westminster College
  • 2004 - Present
  • Partner
  • Robinson Law Office
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Contract Guardian ad Litem
  • Boone and Callaway Counties
  • 2002 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Judge Conley, 13th Circuit
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • MA - Masters
  • 1996
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • McGivney Catholic Education Fund, Inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - Present
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern Missouri
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Advocate
  • 2004 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • US District Court - Western District of Missouri
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Curators Scholarship
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, MO
  • N/A
  • Roberts Scholarship
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
  • N/A
  • Foundation Scholarship
  • University of Missouri-Columbia Law School
  • N/A
  • National Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship
  • National Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Recipient
  • N/A
  • Cadre Teaching Fellowship
  • Master’s Program Pioneer
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Westminster College
  • Business Law
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (1)
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Family Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly participate in several forums, including Avvo, and I must say that Mr. Sleeth contributes some of the most articulate and thought-through answers I have seen on these forums. His commitment to providing general guidance to people outside of his own practice/region demonstrates his commitment to the profession. You would do well to consult with him if you have a legal issue in Missouri."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Mr. Sleeth from our mutual participation on Mr. Sleeth provides high quality legal advice and has a keen understanding of the legal issues that his clients face. It is without reservation that I endorse Mr. Sleeth."
Family Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sleeth is an excellent family law attorney. If I had a family law issue in Missouri I would not hesitate to contact Mr. Sleeth first. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sleeth is a good lawyer. He knows what he is talking about. If you need an attorney in Tiger town, give him a call."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brian is great to work with and has an excellent reputation in the legal community. A quick review of Brian's credentials will leave you with no doubt of his skill and experience. I have no problem endorsing this lawyer."
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Criminal defense
Columbia Criminal defense Lawyer Brian Daniel Sleeth
Brian Daniel Sleeth
Criminal defense Attorney
Columbia, MO
Licensed for 22 years