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Haden M. Smith

Attorney Haden M. Smith

Haden, a lifelong St. Louisan, grew up in South County and attended public schools in Affton, St. Louis City, and Kirkwood. He earned an Associate in Arts degree from St. Louis Community College-Meramec before transferring to Webster University, where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in History and Political Science. Haden then attended Saint Louis University School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree and Certificate in Employment Law.

A former Missouri State Public Defender, Haden has fought for hundreds of clients at all stages of the litigation process, up to and including trial. Today, Haden focuses his practice on the areas of criminal, traffic, and employment law. He lives in the historic Patch neighborhood of South City, and is a devoted follower of Cardinal baseball, Billiken basketball, and the St. Louis live music scene.

Ryan M. Wills

Attorney Ryan M. Wills

Ryan is a lifelong resident of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area, growing up in Northern Jefferson County. He received his undergraduate degree at Truman State University in Justice Systems and graduated magna cum laude. Ryan attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and graduated with Dean's List honors. While in law school, Ryan clerked for a law firm that specialized in Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Law.

Today, Ryan is a member of the Missouri Bar and the United States Federal Court, Western District of Missouri. Ryan is a former prosecuting attorney and has handled felony as well as misdemeanor matters. He also has advocated for clients in various administrative matters, especially in the areas of Social Security Disability and Workers' Compensation. He lives in northern Jefferson County and is a devoted follower of Cardinal Baseball, Mizzou Athletics, and the sweet science of boxing.

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