Anthony Muhlenkamp (feel free to call him Tony) has been practicing law since 2003. He graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 2000 with a business degree, then headed west to Los Angeles, California where he graduated from Southwestern University School of Law. Although he thoroughly enjoyed his law school experience—especially criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial advocacy—he could not stand the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. There was something about spending four hours a day in traffic that simply rubbed him the wrong way. He also missed his family, his friends, and the overall “St. Louis attitude” that he’d grown so accustomed to his whole life.
So he returned home…as soon as possible! After passing the Bar in 2003, Tony began working at the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office. He stayed there for three years and gained invaluable trial experience. His first jury trial, State v. March (216 S.W.3d 663, 2007 Mo.), was appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court and reversed because of arguments he had made to the trial court regarding the Confrontation Clause of the United States Constitution. Since then, Tony has been in private practice representing individuals charged with offenses in municipal, state, and federal court. He focuses specifically on criminal defense and does not dabble in other areas of the law.
Now a partner in his own practice, Tony carries a full caseload of criminal cases, including DWIs, drug charges, sex crimes, theft allegations and violent felonies. Most of his cases take him to the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and Jefferson County. However, he regularly appears in the Eastern District of Missouri Federal District Court and routinely practices in outlying counties such as St. Francois, Butler, Washington, Lincoln, Pike, and Warren.
Tony served as chairman of the criminal law section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) from 2014 to 2016. In 2012, he was elected to the Young Lawyers Section Council of the Missouri Bar and served in that capacity until 2014. He was also selected to Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars℠ in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
When he is not working, Tony is an avid sports fan and you will usually find him watching the Cardinals or his beloved Missouri Tigers. To date, his most important case is ensuring that these same passions are instilled in his young son, Mitchell.