Criminal Defense Team Practice Areas
- Drug Crimes
- DUI/DWI Defense
- Assault and Battery
- Theft Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- White-collar Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Juvenile Crimes
- Weapons Offenses
- Sex Crimes
- Probation/Parole Violations
HISTORY OF SUCCESS IN CRIMINAL CASES
OUR success in criminal defense has been nothing short of remarkable. With unwavering dedication, sharp legal acumen, and a deep understanding of the intricacies of the law, our firm has consistently achieved favorable outcomes for our clients. Our strategic approach, coupled with meticulous attention to detail, has allowed us to navigate complex cases with finesse, tirelessly advocating for the rights and interests of those we represent. Our unwavering commitment to justice, coupled with our ability to build strong relationships with clients, has earned us a reputation as a trusted and formidable criminal defense firm. Our track record of securing dismissals, reduced charges, and favorable verdicts stand as a testament to our expertise and skill in the courtroom. Clients trust us with their lives and liberty, knowing that we possess the knowledge, experience, and tenacity necessary to achieve the best possible results. Our success in criminal defense is a reflection of our unwavering dedication to upholding justice and defending the rights of the accused.
Personal Injury Team Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Workplace Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Birth Injuries
- Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
- Product Liability
- Defective Drugs/Pharmaceuticals
- Defective Medical Devices
- Dog Bites/Animal Attacks
- Wrongful Death
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
TRADITION OF WINNING IN PERSONAL INJURY CASES
The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch has a reputation of winning. Our first goal is to make sure that our clients recover from their injuries and financial losses. It is important to us that when we settle a case, the client has returned to how they were before the an accident. Since 1996, Michelle has been involved in multi-million dollar lawsuits and is ready to assist you with her expertise. We understand the insurance companies because Michelle worked defending them early in her career. She knows how they set their reserves on cases, how lawyers report the value of claims to insurance adjusters who make decisions, and what makes them want to pay money. She knows how to get the most out of every case because she handled 1000’s of cases and saw hundreds of lawyers at work.
Family Law Team Practice Areas
- Divorce: Handling all aspects of divorce, including property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support (alimony).
- Child Custody and Visitation: Assisting clients in establishing custody arrangements and visitation schedules that are in the best interests of the child.
- Child Support: Helping clients with the determination and enforcement of child support obligations.
- Adoption: Guiding clients through the legal process of adopting a child, including stepparent adoptions, agency adoptions, and private adoptions.
- Guardianship: Assisting clients in obtaining legal guardianship over a minor or incapacitated adult.
- Paternity: Handling cases related to establishing or disputing paternity and addressing parental rights and responsibilities.
- Domestic Violence: Representing clients in cases involving domestic violence, obtaining restraining orders, and ensuring the safety of victims.
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: Drafting and reviewing agreements that define the financial and property rights of spouses before or after marriage.
- Spousal Support (Alimony): Assisting clients in determining and negotiating spousal support payments.
- Property Division: Helping clients navigate the division of marital assets and debts during divorce proceedings.
- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Providing mediation services to help couples resolve family law disputes outside of court.
- Modification of Court Orders: Assisting clients in seeking modifications to existing court orders for child custody, child support, or spousal support.
- Grandparents’ Rights: Advocating for grandparents’ rights to visitation or custody of their grandchildren.
- Name Changes: Assisting clients in legally changing their names due to marriage, divorce, or personal preference.
Estate Planning Team Practice Areas
- Wills: Drafting and reviewing last wills and testaments to ensure the distribution of assets according to the individual’s wishes after their passing.
- Trusts: Creating and managing trusts, such as revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, and charitable trusts, to protect assets and facilitate their distribution.
- Estate Administration: Assisting with the administration of an estate after someone’s passing, including probate proceedings, asset valuation, debt settlement, and distribution of assets to beneficiaries.
- Powers of Attorney: Establishing powers of attorney, allowing individuals to appoint someone to make financial or medical decisions on their behalf in case of incapacity.
- Advance Healthcare Directives: Drafting healthcare directives, such as living wills and healthcare proxies, to provide guidance on medical decisions in case of incapacity.
- Guardianship: Assisting with guardianship matters, including establishing legal guardianship for minors or incapacitated adults who are unable to manage their affairs.
- Asset Protection: Developing strategies to safeguard assets from creditors, lawsuits, and potential risks, while ensuring they can be transferred efficiently to beneficiaries.
- Business Succession Planning: Planning for the smooth transfer of business ownership and management to the next generation or designated successors.
- Charitable Giving: Advising clients on philanthropic strategies and setting up charitable trusts or foundations to support their preferred charitable causes.
- Estate Tax Planning: Implementing strategies to minimize estate taxes, such as utilizing trusts, gifting strategies, and other tax-efficient mechanisms.
- Special Needs Planning: Creating plans that address the unique needs of individuals with disabilities, including establishing special needs trusts to preserve eligibility for government benefits.
- Elder Law: Addressing legal issues specific to older adults, including long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, and protecting the rights of seniors.
A ST. LOUIS BASED FULL_SERVICE LITIGATION FIRM FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS
As you can see the Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch, LLC is a St. Louis trial law firm providing a broad range of legal services to clients in Missouri. Our firm is dedicated to offering high-quality counsel and representation in a flexible and responsive atmosphere for people and their problems. We believe in one on one contact with our clients and will never push you off to deal solely with a paralegal. We operate a full-service firm committed to meeting the diverse needs of individuals and businesses.
WE CARE, WE LISTEN, WE CAN HELP
Let us help you with your case. Our attorneys and staff are compassionate and will help you through this difficult time in your life. There is no other place you want to be than The Law Offices of Michelle M. Funkenbusch. We consider you like family and walk you through the case. Call our office and we will discuss your case now with you free of charge. Contact us now at 314-338-3500
We focus on the Eastern side of the State of Missouri and practice in the following counties:
St. Louis County
St. Charles County
St. Francois County
Ste. Genevieve County
New Madrid County
Cape Girardeau County
Here is an exhaustive list of municipalities in the St. Louis, Missouri area where we practice:
St. Louis City
St. Louis County
Country Club Hills
Crystal Lake Park
Glen Echo Park
Town and Country
Velda Village Hills
Here is a list of municipalities near Jefferson County, Missouri where we appear in court for criminal and traffic matters:
Here is a list of municipalities in St. Charles County, Missouri where we practice criminal and traffic law:
St. Charles (County Seat)
Lake St. Louis
Portage Des Sioux