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Jill Christine Schaefer

Jill Christine Schaefer

Blindsided by criminal charges? Our law firm will get you through this.
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Missouri
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Ms. Schaefer started her legal career in 1997 and has practiced criminal law exclusively for the last 21 years. After graduating law school, Ms. Schaefer practiced criminal defense in rural Missouri where she specialized in methamphetamine manufacturing cases. A successful trial lawyer, she has earned victories defending the rights of the accused in all types of cases from misdemeanors to murder.

In 2006, Ms. Schaefer established her law firm, Jill Schaefer LLC in Clayton, Missouri. She has earned a reputation as a tough and skilled advocate, often receiving dismissals and acquittals in seemingly unwinnable cases. Her practice is based on three fundamental principles:

Empathy for the client. Ms. Schaefer understands that being charged with a crime is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. This is true not only for the client, but also for his or her family. Ms. Schaefer considers helping clients and their families cope during the legal process one of the most important aspects of her practice. She provides every client with her personal cell phone because talking to your lawyer shouldn't be a challenge.

Knowing the System. Ms. Schaefer is well-respected by prosecutors, judges and probation officers alike. When she talks, they listen. Her reputation allows her to obtain results that other attorneys cannot, whether it is getting a client out on bond, convincing a judge to grant probation rather than prison, or persuading a prosecutor to dismiss a case.

Fighting to win. The United States criminal justice system is an adversarial one. The client is up against the state. Ms. Schaefer considers it her duty to level the playing field by fighting for each client with true grit and tenacity.

Ms. Schaefer's law firm is particularly interested in giving teenagers and adults accused of substance crimes a second chance at a successful future.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Juvenile Law
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Jill Schaefer LLC
President and Founding Partner
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Our law firm handles misdemeanors and serious felonies across the state of Missouri. With 21 years experience, we are experts in the practice of criminal law. Our law firm is particularly interested in giving teenagers and adults accused of substance abuse crimes a second chance at a successful future. We have successfully litigated cases in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Warren County, Phelps County, Franklin County, Lincoln county, Pike County, Washington County, St. Francois County, Ste. Genevieve County, Pulaski County, Greene County and Crawford County.
Assistant Public Defender
Missouri State Public Defender
Worked in the Trial Division in Counties across the state of Missouri--rural areas and urban. Successfully advocated for hundreds of clients on varied misdemeanors and serious felonies from DWI and drug possession to Murder and Forcible Rape.
University of Missouri - Columbia
J.D. (1997) | Law Degree
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University of Missouri - Columbia
B.A. (1993) | English-Creative Writing and Art History and Archaeology
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Client's Choice
Professional Associations
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Nation's Top Attorney-Top One Percent
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Missouri State Bar
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Judge, Client Interviewing and Counseling Competition, St. Louis, Missouri
Moderator, Defending Your Client's Driver's License, St. Louis, Missouri
The Missouri Bar
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Jill Schaefer LLC
212 S. Bemiston
Clayton, MO 63105
Telephone: (314) 862-7277
Cell: (314) 602-0826
Fax: (314) 261-9071