Matthew Alan Radefeld

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Clayton, MO

Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, PC
 | 7710 Carondelet Avenue, Suite 350
Clayton, MO 63105
Phone: 314-725-7777
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, Matthew Alan Radefeld has a long history of aiding clients in matters of criminal defense, and he has received the Avvo “Superb” rating to prove it. Serving all the St. Louis metropolitan area, Mr. Radefeld was a former prosecutor in both military and state 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 Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law, and currently handles any type 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 Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, Mr. Radenfeld has also written and published works for the St. Louis Bar Journal and the Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

A former marine general and member of the Army where he obtained a captain’s rank, Mr. Radenfeld has personal, unique insight into how the criminal system works. 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 a member of the St. Louis County Bar Association, a fellow of the Missouri Bar Foundation, a member of the Young Lawyer Council of the Missouri Bar and the National and Missouri Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): 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

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: 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

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009

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About Matthew Radefeld

Admitted: 2000, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.fjrcriminaldefense.com/Attorneys/Matthew-A-Radefe...

Honors and Awards:

  • 2014- Lon O. Hocker Outstanding Trial Attorney Award, Missouri Bar Foundation
  • 2009- Named "Up & Coming" by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2010- Present--Given an "AV-Preeminent" Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Attorneys
  • 2009- Recipient, Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (from the St. Louis County Bar Association
  • 2004-Selectee, "30 Under 30"-Class of 2004 by the St. Louis Business Journal
  • 2000- Recipient, Milton F. Napier Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy from the Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • 2009-Present--Named "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in Missouri, American Trial Lawyers Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2000
  • Illinois, 2001
  • Missouri, 2000
  • Criminal Justice Act Lead Panel, Eastern District of Missouri, Member
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, Military Law Comm.
  • The Missouri Bar, Young Lawyer Council, Elected Delegate
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Criminal Law Section, Former Chair
  • Barrister, The Theodore McMillan American Inn of Court, 2012-2014
  • Defense Counsel/Treatment Team Member, Veteran's Treatment Court-St. Louis County Circuit Court
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Executive Council Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • "HavenHouse St. Louis", Board of Directors, Executive Council Member, 2005-2008
  • Fellow, Missouri Bar Foundation, 2015

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • 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
  • Author, "Ever Heard of the Lautenberg Amendment?  Don't Worry Your Not Alone.", October issue of Missouri Lawyer's Weekly., 2005
  • DWI-Manual, Missouri Bar Desk Reference Series, Editor, 2014
  • Gun Laws in America and Missouri: An Overview, The St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 2016
  • 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

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • U.S. v. Strauser, 247 F.Supp.2d 1135 (E.D. Mo 2003)
  • U.S. v. Braggs, 196 Fed. Appx. 442 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • McGrath v. Bowen, 192 S.W. 3d 515 (Mo. App. E.D. 2006)
  • State v. Silva, 291 S.W.3d 371 (Mo. App 2009)
  • Williams v. Col. Lee, 331 S.W.3d 298 (Mo. 2011)
  • People's National Bank v. Mehlman, 415 S.W. 3d 761 (Mo. App E.D. 2013)
  • State v. Wilder, 457 S.W. 3d 354 (Mo. App S.D. 2015)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 1993-2000, served in the 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, a member of the 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.
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Office Location for Matthew Alan Radefeld

7710 Carondelet Avenue
Suite 350
Clayton, MO 63105

Phone: 314-725-7777

 

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