Arthur S. Margulis – Principal
Arthur Margulis has been a practicing attorney for more than 40 years, defending some of the most high profile criminal cases in the St. Louis area including the Katie Wolfmeyer murder-for-hire case, the Robert Hoover conspiracy to commit murder case, the Dennis Bulloch murder case and the Axl Rose Riverport riot case.
Margulis graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1958 and has been an adjunct professor in the school’s Trial Practice since 1995. After graduating from law school, he served in the United States Army as a Lieutenant (Artillery). He then worked as an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, receiving three special commendations from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. He is a past president of the Former FBI Agents Society.
Margulis started the firm in 1976 with partner William Grant, and was later joined by his son, William Margulis. He has been a regular media commentator on national criminal cases and investigations, appearing on the Larry King Show and numerous local newscasts. His cases have been the subjects of several books and television movies.
Margulis is a member of the Missouri Bar, Florida Bar, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (life member). He is also a board member and former president of The Backstoppers in Saint Louis.
Among his many accolades, Margulis has received the St. Louis County Bar Distinguished Service Award (2006), Washington University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award (2004), Saint Louis Lawyers Association Award of Honor (1991) and the Washington University School of Law’s Honorary Order of the Coif (1994). He has served as a member of the Saint Louis County Board of Election Commissioners, a member of the 21st Circuit Judicial Selection Commission, special assistant to Missouri Attorney General Thomas Eagleton, prosecuting attorney for the city of Creve Coeur, and a member of the Creve Coeur Board of Aldermen. He is currently a member of the Judicial Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline of Judges in the State of Missouri.