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John C. Schleiffarth

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in St. Louis, MO

JCS Law
75 West Lockwood Avenue, Suite 250
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-561-9690
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed in Missouri Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken: English, German
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Attorney Profile

A native of Missouri, John C. Schleiffarth is the founder of his own firm located in St. Louis. Focusing his practice exclusively on criminal defense, he represents clients throughout the eastern part of the state who have been charged with state or federal misdemeanors and felonies. While a large part of his practice deals with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Mr. Schleiffarth also has extensive experience in cases involving drug possession and trafficking, theft, sex offenses, violent crimes and gaming statute violations.

Mr. Schleiffarth attended Brigham Young University as an undergraduate, where he majored in international law and diplomacy and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. He subsequently enrolled at the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, part of Barry University in Orlando, Florida, and earned his Juris Doctor in 2010. While in law school, he clerked with an area immigration law firm. In private practice for his entire career, Mr. Schleiffarth is admitted to practice in Missouri, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Schleiffarth has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. He has also received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, and he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Schleiffarth is a member of several legal organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice, the Federal Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the National College for DUI Defense®, Inc.

Practice Areas
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, 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, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

About John C. Schleiffarth

First Admitted: 2010, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.jcsattorney.com/why-choose-us/attorney-profiles/

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member of the American Council of Second Amendment Lawyers, 2019
  • Missouri Supreme Court
  • Member, National College for DUI Defense
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The United States Eastern District Court of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • Missouri Bar, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member, National Association of  Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The United States Tax Court
  • Missouri
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)

Educational Background

  • Brigham Young University- Bachelor of Arts in International Law and Diplomacy

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Authored Chapter "Inside the Minds: Property Crimes Defense Strategies". Aspatore Books, part of Thomson Reuters, exclusively publishes C-Level executives and partners from the world's most respected companies and law firms. Each chapter in the Inside the Minds series offers thought leadership and expert analysis., Contributing Author, Inside the Minds: Property Crimes Defense Strategies, Aspatore Books, 2014
  • Professional webinar on 12/9/2020 hosted by US Law Shield. Mr. Schleiffarth was the featured speaker advising on legal use of force law in Missouri and answering participant questions related thereto. , Primary Presenter, Lawyers, Guns & Money, Legal, 2020
  • Authored chapter regarding: "Using Expert and Lay Witnesses Effectively When Defending a DUI Client". , Contributing Author, Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, Aspatore Books, Legal, 2016
  • Authored chapter regarding: "Successfully Defending DUI Clients with Respect to Search and Seizure Issues", Contributing Author, The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, Aspatore Books, ISBN-13: 978-0314295385, Legal, 2016
  • Authored Chapter "New Strategies and Challenges for DUI Attorneys and Their Clients". Aspatore Books, part of Thomson Reuters, exclusively publishes C-Level executives and partners from the world's most respected companies and law firms. Each chapter in the Inside the Minds series offers thought leadership and expert analysis., Contributing Author, Inside the Minds: The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2014 ed., Thomson Reuters, Aspatore Publishers, 2014
  • Authored Chapter "Inside the Minds: Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings". Aspatore Books, part of Thomson Reuters, exclusively publishes C-Level executives and partners from the world's most respected companies and law firms. Each chapter in the Inside the Minds series offers thought leadership and expert analysis., Contributing Author, Inside the Minds: Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, Aspatore Books, 2014

Videos

  • John Schleiffarth creates videos which are distributed monthly via U.S. Law Shield's electronic newsletter to its almost 8,000 Missouri members. The videos provide information and general legal advice regarding self defense and firearm related legal topics. The videos assist fiearm owners in obeying applicable state laws. , MISSOURI RED FLAG LAW UPDATE…, Law Enforcement, Senior Citizens, Sporting Goods, Hunting And Fishing, Government, 2019
  • Video newsletter productions advising citizens of their rights pertaining to search and seizure issues when engaging with law enforcement. , Can Your Kid Invite the Authorities Into Your Home? The Limits of Voluntary Consent | Missouri, Legal, Educational, Civil Rights, 2020

Honors/Awards

  • Honor given to attorneys rated highly by their clients. , Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Award, https://www.martindale.com/attorney/john-clayton-schleiffarth-46879608/, 2020
  • Super Lawyers-Rising Star-Criminal Defense/DWI, 2015
  • Finalist for "Lawyer of the Year", St. Louis Magazine, 2016
  • Clients Choice Award from Avvo.com, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2015, 2016
  • Recognized by the National Trial LAwyers Top 100, 2014-2020, Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers
  • Recipient of 2017 Client Champion Award for outstanding service to clients based on client reviews. , Client Champion Award, Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • Superb Rating (10/10), AVVO.com
  • 10 Best For Client Satisfaction, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2014 and 2015
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale- Hubbell, 2013, 2014, 205, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Community service hours: 100 -Community service hours included helping to organize a December food drive in conjunction with The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints and United Hebrew to help needy families.  Pro Bono hours: 60 - Pro Bono hours included assisting drug addicted individuals with their criminal charges and further assisting with placement and successful completion in recovery programs. , 2020
  • Volunteer work with church in community exceeding 100 hours. , 2019
  • Pro-Bono Work for the greater St. Louis Community exceeding 50 hours. , 2019
  • Recipient of the Missouri Bar 2013 Pro Bono Wall of Fame award for exceptional commitment to pro bono service., 2013
  • Recognized in 2013 by the Missouri Bar for outstanding contributions to the community through free and reduced fee lagal sevices provided to the needy. , 2013
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Office Location for John C. Schleiffarth

75 West Lockwood Avenue
Suite 250
St. Louis, MO 63119

Phone: 314-561-9690

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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