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Joseph M. Harvath

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Brentwood, MO

JMH Law Firm
8821 Manchester Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144
Phone: 314-827-6222
Fax: 314-787-6105
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (70%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph M. Harvath is the founder and owner of The JMH Law Firm, LLC., which has law offices in St. Louis and Brentwood, Missouri. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Harvath has more than eight years of total legal experience, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients across the state who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense. The JMH Law Firm has 2 locations in the St. Louis Area, one in Brentwood, MO and one on Historic Main Street in St. Charles, MO. 

Over the course of his practice focusing solely on criminal defense, Mr. Harvath has achieved a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for his clients facing a charge for DUI and drug crimes, homicide, sex crimes, robbery and theft, fraud, weapons violations and other serious offenses. A passionate advocate for those he serves, he has gained a reputation for his aggressive approach to helping his clients obtain the favorable outcomes they seek efficiently and cost-effectively.

In recognition for his outstanding professionalism and stellar client service, Mr. Harvath has earned a Top 40 Under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers as well as designation from Expertise as one of the Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in St. Louis. In addition, he has received "Superb" client ratings on Avvo along with the site's Clients' Choice Award, and he has received the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

A native of St. Louis, Mr. Harvath graduated from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis in 2007. Upon deciding to pursue his legal career, he returned to St. Louis and attended Saint Louis University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2012. Early in his career, he worked with the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, where he gained invaluable insight into the criminal justice system that helps him devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused.

Mr. Harvath is an active member of the St. Louis County Bar Association, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the St. Charles County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and he has published articles and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Joseph M. Harvath

First Admitted: 2012, Missouri

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member, St. Charles County Bar Association
  • Member of the Missouri Bar, 2012

Educational Background

  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Major: Accounting and Finance
  • St. Louis University High School


  • Finalist for the David Grant award for excellence in the Law School Clinics, Grant Clinical Award Finalist, St. Louis University School of Law, 2012
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Office Location for Joseph M. Harvath

8821 Manchester Rd
Brentwood, MO 63144

Phone: 314-827-6222

Fax: 314-787-6105

Last Updated: 6/10/2021

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