David James


Practice Areas

 Criminal Defense

    • DUI/DWI
    • Drug Possession
    • Sex crimes
    • Murder
Lawyer David James Expertise Missouri based injury, civil, and criminal lawyer David James

David James, originally from Columbia, Missouri, graduated cum laude from Southeast Missouri State University with a major in English Literature. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he received the Trial Advocacy Outstanding Advocate Award. David’s dedication to criminal defense has earned him recognition as one of the Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Under 40 in Missouri by the American Society of Legal Advocates and as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers organization.


  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale School of Law, 2007
  • Southeast Missouri University B.A., 2002

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri, 2008

Associations and Memberships:

  • Missouri Criminal Defense Association

“My journey in law began with a deep appreciation for literature and a dedication to using words to advocate for others. As a lawyer, I’ve carried that passion into defending individuals facing criminal charges. My commitment to criminal defense law extends to advocating for those charged with DUI/DWI, felony, misdemeanor, and other criminal offenses. I believe in leveling the playing field between defendants and the prosecution, ensuring that everyone has access to a fair and just legal process. My goal is to provide effective representation and help my clients navigate the complexities of the legal system with confidence.”


"Problem solved - best attorneys in the country! I had a legal case that other lawyers said I couldn't win, and I should just pay up. Then I was referred to the James Law Group. They told me "innocent people shouldn't have to cave," so they strategized to win my case... and we did! Compassionate, hard working lawyers - they truly care about the little guy. If you use the James Law Group, you'll sleep better at night - your problems will go away."

"I highly recommend this Law firm PERIOD! If you want results that are in your favor, this is the law firm! Both, John and Charlie James are the best lawyers your money can buy! They are like family to me now!"

"Any time you need a lawyer it will be a stressful time. John James was excellent, explained in detail everything that would take place, what to expect etc... I would highly recommend this group."

"I have worked with this firm for mutual clients on several matters. I have seen each of their attorneys in trial and I am always impressed by their level of preparation, their advocacy, and their results. If I had a criminal case, this firm would be who I would call to help me. I have made this recommendation to many people and everyone has been very happy with the level of attention and quality of work they have received."

Proudly serving the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln, Franklin, Montgomery, Pike, Boome, Audrain, and surrounding areas.

St. Peters: 636.397.2411
Columbia: 573.818.2083

14 Richmond Center Ct
St Peters, MO 63376

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