Protecting What Matters Most To You For Over Four Decades

Edwin V. Butler

Edwin V Butler

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Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Criminal Law


A highly motivated and diligent attorney with strong litigation and negotiation skills developed over 40 years of experience, who consistently takes the initiative and delivers creative solutions to achieve positive results for clients. Ed is a former Prosecuting Attorney as well as a former Special Public Defender and defends clients with misdemeanor charges as well as serious felony charges.

We have the experience you need if you are being detained, investigated, or charged with a crime. If you have received a criminal summons, or recently been arrested, you want an experienced attorney who will quickly respond with tact and precision to maintain your freedom.

Ed has also handled every aspect in family law and is dedicated to negotiating the best result for his clients or litigating to achieve their best interests.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
    • B.A. - 1979
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Government, History, Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1982
  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1986

Professional Associations

  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1986 to 2018
  • Missouri Bar, Family Law Section, 1987 to Present
  • National Association of Defense Lawyers, 2019 to Present
  • National Association for Public Defenders, 2019 to Present
  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100, 2006 to 2018


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Attorney

Past Positions

  • Office of the Circuit Attorney, Trial Associate, 1983 to 1988
  • Arthur Anderson, Tax Professional, 1982 to 1983