Law Schriener LLC


I guarantee that I will thoughtfully and aggressively represent you or your loved one. My trial, negotiating experience and reputation for tough, honest representation span more than two decades. I know how to investigate a case and consider every possible approach, so that you can have the most options possible from which to choose a safe, beneficial way forward.

I have never done any sort of work but criminal defense. We will not be hurried, but rather will take the time we need to explore all of your options.

I promise to listen to you, to treat you with respect, to answer your questions and to return your phone calls. I look forward to meeting you. I hope that when you leave my office, you can feel more confident and hopeful; you can leave the worrying to me.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Appeals
  • Gun and Weapon Offenses
  • Fraud and White-Collar Crime
  • Probation and Supervised Release Revocation
  • Grand Jury Witnesses
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1988
  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2005


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988 J.D.
  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Torts & Civil Procedure
  • Law Review: Washington University Law Quarterly, Notes and Comments Editor, 1987 - 1988
  • University of Missouri, St Louis, Missouri, 1985 B.A.
  • Honors: University Scholar
  • Major: English

Representative Cases

  • Rahn v. Hawkins, 464 F.3d 813 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • United States v. Jones, 269 F.3d 919 (8th Cir. 2001)
  • United States v. Dunlap, 28 F.3d 823 (8th Cir. 1994)

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women's Lawyers , 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Panel of Lead Attorneys, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Act Defense Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. George F. Gunn, Jr. U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Missouri, Law Clerk, 1988 - 1990
  • Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal, Associate, 1990 - 1991
  • Assistant Federal Defender, Eastern District of Missouri, 1991 - 2001

My partner and I almost exclusively represent clients that have come into contact with the criminal justice system, either through investigation, pending charges, or convictions. We handle all aspects of the criminal process from pre-indictment to postconviction.

My area of concentration is postconviction cases in both state and federal court. I have represented clients challenging their sentence, conviction or continued confinement in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri, Sourthern District of Illinois, Northern District of Georgia, and Northern Distirct of Indiana. I have also represented clients in Missouri challenging their convictions and sentences including clients sentenced to life without possibility of parole and to death.

In addition to my post-conviction work, I have represented clients charged with crime in both federal and state court at the trial level and on direct appeal.


Troy, Missouri


  • University of Missouri School of Law, J.D. 1988
  • University of Missouri, B.A., Political Science, 1985

Professional associations

  • Missouri Bar
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Missouri, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2013
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013

Professional Experience

  • Partner at Law & Schriener, LLC. St. Louis, Missouri April 2005–present
  • Senior Pro Se Staff Attorney at U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri May 1988–April 2005
  • Habeas Corpus Law Clerk at U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri 1999–2000

Call us today at 314-721-7095 so we can discuss your defense.