St. Louis Criminal Defense Attorneys


At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. Though we can negotiate a plea bargain when doing so is in your best interests, we are first and foremost trial lawyers, with more than 1,000 criminal trials behind us. We know that the prosecutors will go to work on your case as soon as possible. We are committed to moving swiftly to make certain that your constitutional rights are protected.

Our Approach

We bring considerable experience, skill, knowledge and resources to every criminal case we handle. When you hire us to defend you on a criminal charge, we take immediate action, looking to gather and preserve all evidence that supports your defense. We won’t mislead you regarding your options or likelihood of success. We will candidly advise you when we think it’s in your best interests to seek a plea agreement and when you should protect your rights in court.

We have worked hard over the years to build a solid reputation among our colleagues in the legal profession. As a result, we have been given an AV-rating under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system*, and have been listed in the 2012 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We take pride in such praise from our peers, because we know it has been earned through years of the best professional advocacy we can offer.

Our Criminal Defense Practice

We defend our clients against a wide range of criminal matters in the Missouri state and federal courts, including DUI/DWI and drug offenses, sex crimes and violent offenses. To learn more about the full scope of our practice, see our state and federal criminal charges page.

Contact Our Office

For a free initial consultation with an experienced St. Louis criminal law attorney, contact us online or call our office at 314-993-6300 or toll free at 800-844-2232. We will set up a telephone consultation, if necessary, and will meet with you on Saturday upon request. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are welcome.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.