Matthew Alan Radefeld

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Clayton, Missouri

Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, PC
Matthew Alan Radefeld
Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, PC

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, White collar crimes; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 2000

Education: Saint Louis University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009

Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, PC

7710 Carondelet Avenue
Suite 350
Clayton, MO 63105 Visit website


A partner at Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, Matthew Alan Radefeld has a long history of superior service to his clients in matters of criminal defense, and he has received numerous prestigious accolades to prove it.  Serving Missouri and Illinois, Mr. Radefeld has experience as a former prosecutor in the military courts and has a background in law enforcement.  With a passion for protecting the rights of others, Mr. Radefeld has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association.


He earned his Juris Doctoris from Saint Louis University School of Law, and currently handles all types of criminal defense, including sex offenses, murder and violent crimes, internet crimes, assault, DWI and drug crimes.  Admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois, the U.S. District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 7th and 8th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Radefeld has also written and published works for the Missouri Bar, St. Louis Bar Journal and the Missouri Lawyers Weekly.


A former U.S. Marine and Captain in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Mr. Radefeld has a personal, unique insight into how the criminal justice system operates.  For his professional accomplishments and commitment to legal ethics, he has earned the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.


Currently, Mr. Radefeld is an Executive Board member of the St. Louis County Bar Association, a fellow of the Missouri Bar Foundation, advisory board member of the Midwestern Innocence Project (St. Louis Chapter), and members of the National and Missouri Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: white collar

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, 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, White collar crime, Criminal law - federal

  • 50% Criminal defense
  • 50% Criminal defense: white collar

First Admitted: 2000, Missouri

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Educational Background:
  • Juris Doctorate- Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts- Administration of Justice Southern Illinois University- Carbondale
  • Associates in Applied Science- Law Enforcement
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • 1993-2000, United States Marine Corps Reserves, achieving the rank of Corporal.  Served four years in a Scout/Sniper Platoon and then as a legal clerk for the Marine JAG.  Have been given numerous awards and honors.  
  • 2002-2010, United States Army Reserves Judge Advocate General Corps, obtained the rank of Captain wherein he tried several criminal courts martials and adminstrative separation hearings. Have been given numerous awards and honors.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Missouri, 2000
  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2018
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Criminal Law Section, Former Chair
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Military Law Comm.
  • Barrister, The Theodore McMillan American Inn of Court, 2012-2014
  • The Missouri Bar, Young Lawyer Council, Elected Delegate
  • Criminal Justice Act Lead Panel, Eastern District of Missouri, Member
  • Defense Counsel/Treatment Team Member, Veteran's Treatment Court-St. Louis County Circuit Court
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, President (2020); Executive Council Member (2014-2020)
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors (2019-Present); Member (2000- Present)
  • Midwest Innocence Project, Board Member (2019-Present)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Gun Laws in America and Missouri: An Overview, The St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 2016
  • DWI-Manual, Missouri Bar Desk Reference Series, Editor, 2014
  • Author, "Ever Heard of the Lautenberg Amendment?  Don't Worry Your Not Alone.", October issue of Missouri Lawyer's Weekly., 2005
  • Lecturer, What Every Business Law Attorney Should Know About Criminal Law, Lorman Educational Services, 2012
  • Lecturer, Criminal Law 101: What Every New Attorney Should Know About Criminal Law, Missouri Bar Judicial Conference, 2012
  • Contributor, Lorman Education Services, CLE Webinars(several Criminal Law Topics), 2014
  • Speaker, Criminal Law 101, Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Reformation of Sex Offender Registration Laws, 2014
  • Speaker, Criminal Law 101, Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Contributor, Lorman Education Services, CLE Webinars(several Criminal Law Topics), 2014
  • State v. Wilder, 457 S.W. 3d 354 (Mo. App S.D. 2015)
  • State v. Silva, 291 S.W.3d 371 (Mo. App 2009)
  • U.S. v. Strauser, 247 F.Supp.2d 1135 (E.D. Mo 2003)
  • Williams v. Col. Lee, 331 S.W.3d 298 (Mo. 2011)
  • U.S. v. Braggs, 196 Fed. Appx. 442 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • People's National Bank v. Mehlman, 415 S.W. 3d 761 (Mo. App E.D. 2013)
  • McGrath v. Bowen, 192 S.W. 3d 515 (Mo. App. E.D. 2006)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Fellow, Missouri Bar Foundation, 2015
  • "HavenHouse St. Louis", Board of Directors, Executive Council Member, 2005-2008
  • 2000- Recipient, Milton F. Napier Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy from the Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • 2004-Selectee, "30 Under 30"-Class of 2004 by the St. Louis Business Journal
  • 2009- Named "Up & Coming" by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2009- Recipient, Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (from the St. Louis County Bar Association
  • 2009-Present--Named "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Missouri, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010- Present--Given an "AV-Preeminent" Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Attorneys
  • 2014- Lon O. Hocker Outstanding Trial Attorney Award, Missouri Bar Foundation
  • 2019- Selectee, Marquis Who's Who in America

Office location for Matthew Alan Radefeld

7710 Carondelet Avenue
Suite 350
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-530-4385


13 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009

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