We routinely litigate at the highest levels–representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Appellate Circuits, the Missouri Supreme Court, Every Missouri Appellate Division, Federal Trial Courts Throughout the Country, and State Trial Courts Throughout Missouri and Illinois.
In our cases, our attorneys have achieved tremendous results both in the courtroom and at the negotiation table. While we cannot share the details of all of our proudest moments, we can share some recent results.
United States v. Lewis (Federal Court – EDMO)
Our client was charged with a federal felony carrying the possibility of 10 years in prison. We brought the case to trial and the jury found our client not guilty.
United States v. Crangle (Federal Court – EDMO)
Our client was charged with nine federal fraud felonies. We filed 20 substantive pretrial motions and thoroughly litigated the case for two years. In a press release, the Justice Department threatened our client with decades in prison. After hard fought litigation, the court dismissed the entire indictment.
United States v. Del Carmen Sorto (Federal Court – EDMO)
Our client was charged with a federal felony carrying the possibility of four years in prison. After six months of litigation, the court dismissed the entire indictment. We received the news of the complete victory on Christmas Eve and appreciated the joy of sharing the news with our client face-to-face on Christmas Day.
United States v. Cotton (Federal Court – EDMO)
Our client was charged with a federal felony carrying the possibility of ten years in prison. Following an extensive defense investigation revealing a fatal flaw with the Government’s case, the court dismissed the entire indictment.
United States v. Davachi (Federal Court – WDMO)
United States v. Brickey (Federal Court – WDMO)
State v. Anderson (State Court – St. Louis County)
Our client was charged with sexual assault, a felony carrying the possibility of significant prison time. We brought the case to trial and the jury found our client not guilty.
State v. Rogers (State Court of Appeals)
We appealed convictions for numerous sex crimes. In a complete victory, the Court of Appeals not only ruled in our client’s favor and reversed all convictions; the Court stated, “the prosecutor didn’t just drift a bit too close to the cliff’s edge; she flung herself headfirst into the abyss.” When the case was remanded for a new trial, the prosecution dismissed all counts.
United States v. Szczerba (Federal Court – EDMO)
Our client was charged with federal sex trafficking in a seven-count indictment carrying the possibility of life in prison. After a hard fought jury trial in which the prosecutor claimed in a public pleading that her star witness “was mercilessly questioned by defense counsel [Justin Gelfand],” the jury found our client not guilty of all the most serious counts (those carrying mandatory minimums of decades in prison and maximums of life).
Institute for Justice v. Parson, et. al. (Federal Court – EDMO)
We represented the Institute for Justice in constitutional civil litigation against Missouri public officials and entities. We agreed to dismiss the case after the state agencies completely conceded our constitutional position, a complete victory.
State v. Lawson (State Court – Missouri)
United States v. Haning (Federal Court – EDMO)
State v. Nguyen (State Court – St. Louis City)
We represented our client more than a decade after he pled guilty to a serious crime. After hard fought litigation and creative motion practice, we won a rare withdrawal of our client’s 17-year old guilty plea after convincing the court that “manifest injustice” would occur if it ruled against our client. In the end, our client prevailed with no conviction and was able to avoid immigration consequences.
Wilson v. National Entertainment Network (Federal Court – EDMO)
We represented the largest game room operator in the country in federal civil litigation. Based on pretrial motion practice, we secured a complete dismissal of all claims against our client.
Pearson v. Logan University (Federal Court – EDMO)
We represented Logan University in a federal Title IX lawsuit which ultimately resulted in summary judgment for our client, a complete victory.