Gartner Law Firm

Gartner Law Firm

What sets the Gartner Law Firm apart is that we provide clients with the best of both worlds: the skill and experience of a large law firm, with the personalized service of a small firm.

Firm Overview

The Gartner Law Firm has more than 40 years of expertise in many fields of law, including personal injury, medical malpractice, Workers Compensation, Criminal Defense, Traffic, DWI, auto accidents, dog bites, animal bites, and other areas of the law.

Main Office

Main Office
220 Salt Lick Road
St. Peters, MO 63376


(636) 397-2111


(636) 397-7626


Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Consultation on Contingency Fee Cases

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

DWI Family Law Commercial Contracts Corporate

Hourly Rates

$350.00 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5: p.m.

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

using google translate, many languages can be served

Criminal Defense

My firm focuses on providing the best legal defense which is affordable to a client. With over 40 years of trial experience, I am dedicated to give you the best criminal defense in the St Charles County, St. Louis are and surrounding counties.

A small firm with large firm experience. Richard Gartner has over 40 years of hands on trial experience. Matthew Gartner has over 10 year of experience.

Personal Injury

Any injury can impact a persons life in subtle to substantial ways. The Gartner Law Firm has the experience to maximize your recovery for all of your injuries and damages caused by the negligence of another party.

The Gartner Law Firm will use its over 40 years of experience to fight for a substantial recovery for your serious injuries.

Auto Accident

Any injury can impact a persons life in subtle to substantial ways. The Gartner Law Firm has the experience to maximize your recovery for all of your injuries and damages caused by the negligence of another party.

The Gartner Law Firm will use its over 40 years of experience to fight for a substantial recovery for your serious injuries.

Richard Gartner

Gartner Law Firm

Richard Gartner has been actively practicing law for the last 38 years, garnering the highest honors alongside countless trials in and around St. Charles County. Throughout his career, Richard has gathered the experience and knowledge necessary to navigate virtually any case within the fields of civil and criminal law. With almost 30 years of courtroom experience, Richard has established himself as one of the leading litigators in the state Missouri and is one of the few lawyers to be recognized nationwide with the highest possible legal and ability and ethics rating, according to a prestigious national attorney rating organization.

Richard is currently a principal in the Gartner Law Firm located in St. Peters where his primary area of practice has been general civil and criminal trial litigation. He has the ability to practice before all of the circuit courts within the state of Missouri, including the Missouri Court of Appeals of the Eastern District of Missouri, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

His extensive experience in the court has made Richard a trial lawyer by trade, allowing him to successfully advise clients on matters of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Richard prides himself on offering skilled legal counsel so that his clients can feel both informed and secure in every single legal matter and decision. Richard ensures each and every client that he will take an active and personal role in every single case brought to the firm so that every client can get the absolute best representation the firm has to offer.
Richard A. Gartner is a currently a member a number of state and national legal associations including the Missouri Bar Association, the St. Charles County Bar Association where he has served as president, the Criminal Bar Association of St. Charles County where he has served as secretary, and is a founding member of the Missouri Republican Attorneys for Civil Justice.

In addition to his distinguished career of practicing law, Richard is also the proud husband of Chris Gartner. Together the two have raised three children and currently reside in the city of St. Charles. In addition to being a family man, Charles has always been an active member within his community. He currently serves as a board member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and has served as a coach for the St. Charles West High School Mock Trial program, receiving the Journey to Excellence Award from the St. Charles school district.

Richard prides himself on helping those in need and has always enjoyed fighting for the underdogs of the world. His relentless work ethic is driven by the opportunity to positively impact others and improve the community around him. He ensures every single client that they will be represented with honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Missouri, 1980
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1982
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1984
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
BA Political Science & Psychology - University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977
Juris Doctor - Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri 1980
Associates Degree Liberal Arts - Florissant Valley Community College, 1974
Member- Missouri Bar Association
Member, Former President, Former Vice President - St. Charles County Bar Association
Member and Secretary - Criminal Law Bar Association of St. Charles County
Member - Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association
Member - St. Louis County Bar Association
Founding Member, Secretary - Missouri Republican Attorneys for Civil Justice
Member - American Association for Justice
Member - Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Member - Missouri School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
Member - St. Peters Chamber of Commerce
Member, Former President, Former Board Member - St Charles Pachyderm Club
Member - St. Cletus Parish


Bar Number: 29062
Missouri, 1980


St. Louis University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 1980

Matthew Gartner

Gartner Law Firm

Matthew Gartner joined The Gartner Law Firm at the firm's St. Peter’s, Missouri office in June of 2018 as an Associate. His practice will generally focus on corporate advice, Workers Compensation, and General Civil Litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Matthew Gartner was an Associate with Husch Blackwell and practiced in the field of corporate bankruptcy and insolvency. Before that, he practiced law in the Chicago office of the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2006-2011). While there, Matthew Gartner practiced corporate bankruptcy law, representing large and mid-market corporate debtors, banks and private equity funds in all stages of the bankruptcy process and handling a wide variety of matters including litigation, distressed asset sales and financing arrangements.
Matthew earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Washington University School of Law in 2006, where he received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award and was on the Dean's List. Before entering law school, Gartner received his B.A. from Saint Louis University (1996) and taught high school students at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City (1996-1997) and at DeSmet Jesuit High School (1997-2002).
Matthew has represented clients dealing with financially distressed enterprises regarding commercial financial issues. He has represented all major constituencies in bankruptcy proceedings and non-bankruptcy restructurings, including senior secured lenders, mezzanine lenders, bondholders, real and personal property lessors, unsecured trade creditors, creditors’ and bondholders’ committees, debtors and asset purchasers, including unique experience representing clients in international insolvency proceedings, food and energy industry bankruptcy matters and insurance insolvencies.


Bar Number: 64320
Missouri, 2006

Bar Number: 6289551
Illinois, 2006


Washington University School of Law
Juris Doctor, 2006