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Richard H. Sindel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Sindel Noble
8000 Maryland Avenue, Suite 910
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-721-6040
Fax: 314-721-8545
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%), Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Richard H. Sindel is an attorney and principal at Sindel Noble in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Sindel devotes his practice to all types of criminal defense law, representing individuals charged with child pornography, drug violations, federal crimes, sex offenses and violent crimes. He serves clients throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and the entire surrounding region.

Mr. Sindel has more than 40 years of experience and has tried cases in state and federal court at the trial and appellate levels. He has been a licensed attorney since 1973 and is admitted in Missouri and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Sindel has received numerous honors and awards, including being recognized as one of the best lawyers in St. Louis by The Wall Street Journal. He holds an AV Preeminent* rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America.”

Mr. Sindel has also received recognition from the Corporate Counsel magazine, St. Louis Business Journal, St. Louis Magazine and the American Association for Justice. He holds leadership positions, including sitting on the board of the Death Penalty Information Center and the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic. He is a member of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Missouri Bar and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

After earning a bachelor’s degree from The University of Kansas, Mr. Sindel graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. In addition to his practice, he has lectured for various bar associations and organizations over the years.

*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
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Appellate
Focus Areas

Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2021

About Richard H. Sindel

First Admitted: 1973, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Recognized in 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • St. Louis Business Journal - Who's Who in Law
  • St. Louis Magazine Best Lawyers - White Collar Crimes
  • Best of the U.S. - Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • MACDL Charles Shaw Advocacy Award and Atticus Finch Award and Past President Achievement Award 
  • Atticus Finch Award, Courageous Contribution to Justice
  • Who's Who in Criminal Law
  • St. Louis Business Magazine Who's Who in Law
  • Best Lawyers in U.S.
  • RHS Top 100 lawyers in Missouri from the American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers In St. Louis - The Wall Street Journal, 2017
  • Charles M. Shaw Trial Advocacy Award
  • St. Louis Magazine Best Lawyers - White Collar Crimes
  • Missouri and Kansas Magazine Super Lawyers
  • Woodward/White, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Corporate Counsel Magazine Best White Collar Criminal Defense

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Lecturer, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Lecturer, Lorman Educational Institution
  • Lecturer, American Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Missouri Bar Association
  • Lecturer, St. Louis Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Legal Education Institute 

Educational Background

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, B.A. - 1969 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Criminal Law Section, Chairman
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • Public Interest Litigation Clinic, Board of Directors
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Former Board of Directors 
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court 
  • Capital Punishment Resource Center, Board of Directors
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President, Board of Directors
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Office Location for Richard H. Sindel

8000 Maryland Avenue
Suite 910
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-721-6040

Fax: 314-721-8545

Last Updated: 1/22/2021

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