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Carl J. Civella

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Clayton, MO

The Civella Law Firm, P.C.
107 S. Meramec Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-727-2886
Fax: 314-727-2855
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Carl J. Civella is the founder and owner of his law firm, Carl J. Civella, in Clayton, Missouri. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 28 years of legal experience, Mr. Civella focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense with an emphasis on DUI/DWI defense, and he delivers unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater St. Louis metro and surrounding areas.

A former municipal prosecutor, Mr. Civella has a unique insight into the criminal justice system, which allows him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused. He also stays abreast of the latest changes in DUI/DWI laws to provide the most up-to-date counsel. From his efforts, he has achieved a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for his clients, and he has gained a reputation for his aggressive approach to helping his clients obtain the positive results they seek efficiently and cost-effectively.

A St. Louis native, Mr. Civella graduated from St. Louis University magna cum laude in 1988, where he served as president of the Executive Business Club of St. Louis University. He then returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1993, where he was a member of the dean's list. He holds his admission to practice in Illinois and Missouri.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Civella is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and former member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the American Bar Association. He also supports his local community through his involvement with Incarnate Word Parish and by coaching youth baseball.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas



1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Carl J. Civella

First Admitted: 1993, Missouri

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer work for Incarnate Word Parish, 2005 to 2016
  • Youth Baseball Coach, 2007 to 2016

Educational Background

  • St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, B.A., in Finance, Honors: magna cum laude, President of the Executive Business Club of St. Louis University, Dean's List, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Missouri, 1993
  • American Bar Association, 2000 to 2010
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2000 to 2010
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018 to Present
  • Illinois, 1994
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Office Location for Carl J. Civella

107 S. Meramec Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-727-2886

Fax: 314-727-2855

Last Updated: 4/14/2022

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