Combs Waterkotte Named Best Criminal Defense Lawyer in St. Louis by

Looking for the best criminal defense lawyer in St. Louis? Our clients’ results speak for themselves, but now you don’t just have to listen to us and our past clients – Combs Waterkotte were named as one of the 20 Best St. Louis criminal defense lawyers by

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Why Listen to is all about making it as easy as possible to find the best experts in your local area and understands the huge time-suck that researching the best experts in your area can be. To help make the process faster and easier, they are running local experts all over the US in a variety of industries through their selection process. 

How Do Make Their Selection? 

Once they have identified a location and an industry, they start using their own tools and resources to analyze the same information and data you can find online. Once they have a list of possible professionals, they verify license and contact information and ensure that the businesses they have listed for selection are in good standing in the community. 

Next, they run each business through their in-house selection software that grades each business according to five factors. These five factors are: 

  • Professionalism – selected businesses must be dedicated to providing a quality service 
  • Experience – selected businesses must have been in the industry and area for a good length of time, and have the right education 
  • Engagement – businesses must be accessible and easy to contact 
  • Credibility – businesses must be established in the community 
  • Reputation – selected businesses must be well known in the area for great results and have a history of vocal, happy customers. 

The businesses that make it through this process and meet’s expectations are then examined and the best are hand-picked to be recommended by them. When they looked for the best criminal defense lawyers in St. Louis, they compared 92 potential businesses and we were picked as one of their 20 best criminal defense lawyers in St. Louis, which they list in alphabetical order. 

Why Did Choose Us? 

If you’re in need of a great criminal defense lawyer in St. Louis but have only just started your research, this may be your first time hearing of us. We are a top criminal defense firm based here in St. Louis and work with our clients every day to secure the most positive outcomes for their cases. 

We work with clients from all walks of life, from other professionals to juveniles, immigrants, college professors, businesses, non-profits, and anyone else who is in need of a strong defense to their criminal charges. We wholeheartedly believe that everyone has a right to aggressive and expert defense, and fight tirelessly for every client.  

We are a full-service criminal defense law firm with strong roots in the community and a strong history of extremely happy clients. We are available to contact on the phone, through our online chat, or through our online form – we get back to all inquiries within two hours. Our successful list of cases and extremely happy customers combined with our strong reputation helped us show up centrally on’s radar. 

How Do We Work? 

We aim to reply to every inquiry in under two hours and offer every new client a free consultation to answer any and all questions you have and check we are a good fit. Once you’ve chosen us for your defense, we’ll get to work and be available whenever you need us throughout the weeks or months that it takes for your case to settle. 

We will always aim to get you the very best outcome; many of our clients’ cases are dismissed or resolved outside of the criminal justice system altogether, but should your case go to trial, we will be there in your corner to fight the charges. 

Our Results 

We are proud to have a long list of successful cases and satisfied past clients. We’re always happy to share the success of our cases, some of which include 2nd Degree Murder (which after an extensive review of the evidence was reduced and our client did not have to go back to jail), Felony Possession of a Firearm (reduced to probation), Felony Hit and Run (we avoided felony conviction and jail time), as well as many DWI and drug charges. (Read more about our successful case results here.)

Don’t just take our word for it – see our 200+ positive Google reviews from happy clients who have not only used our services and been extremely pleased with the outcome (many having the charges dismissed), but have happily recommended our services to their friends and family.  

Need Us? We’re Here 

If you’re in need of one of the best criminal defense lawyers in St. Louis, we’re here. Whether you have a traffic ticket you’d like to disappear, a personal injury claim, or a felony charge, we’re here for you. We aim to get back to all inquiries in just two hours, and it won’t be long before you have the very best on your side. We offer free consultations and cover most cities and municipalities in the St. Louis Metro area.