The Baumstark Firm, LLC, provides legal services in a variety of areas.  Read about a few of them below.


Criminal Defense

As a former Assistant Circuit Attorney and current member of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri’s Criminal Justice Act Panel and the Missouri Public Defender’s Panel Attorney Program, Luke Baumstark has the experience you need if you find yourself criminally charged in state or federal court.  Although he handles all kinds of criminal cases, Luke’s tenure at a boutique law firm specializing in financial industry-related matters has given him substantial experience in analyzing and defending white-collar matters.  Luke uses his experience to “think like a prosecutor” in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of each case.  After exploring each client’s goals (e.g. taking a case to trial or negotiating a plea-bargain), he puts his experience to work in seeking the best resolution possible. 


Commercial and General LItigation

If you or your business are involved in a contractual, employment-related, or other dispute, you’ll want to ensure that you have the right representation.  Specifically, you’ll want counsel who will take the time to understand your case and has the experience needed to guide you through arbitration, mediation, or litigation.  At the same time, you may want to avoid the types of exorbitant fees often charged by “silk-stalking” law firms.  The Baumstark Firm, LLC, is experienced in various forms and phases of civil dispute resolution, and is nimble enough to help you navigate the process in a cost-effective way, while pursuing the best possible result for you and your business.

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Personal Injury

With experience in both prosecuting and defending personal injury claims, The Baumstark Firm, LLC, reviews potential claims and defenses from a “global” perspective.  The Baumstark Firm, LLC, believes that those injured through the negligence or intentional acts of others are entitled to just compensation.  It recognizes, however, that the mere fact of an injury may not mean that there is a viable claim.  The Baumstark Firm, LLC, welcomes the opportunity to review personal injury cases for prosecution or defense, depending upon its clients’ needs.



The Baumstark Firm, LLC, has made a point of identifying and establishing contacts with talented and ethical attorneys practicing in various areas of the law.  As a result, it has established a network of similarly efficient and experienced allies that it can leverage to assist in handling larger or more complicated cases.  Similarly, the Firm often makes itself available to lend its legal “muscle” to allies when needed, and is available to serve as local counsel to assist out-of-state lawyers with their cases in Missouri and Illinois.