About the Firm

James E. Carmichael is the founder of James E. Carmichael, Attorney at Law serving clients in criminal defense cases in the Missouri counties of St. Charles, St. Louis, and Lincoln. Mr. Carmichael founded his firm after serving as a partner in previous law firms in St. Charles where he practiced both criminal defense and personal injury. 

Mr. Carmichael earned his B.A. in 1976 from Northeast Missouri State University, known today as Truman State University. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1979 from Washington University Law School in St. Louis. He has been licensed to practice law since 1979. 

Mr. Carmichael focuses his practice on criminal defense, representing individuals charged with crimes ranging from drug possession to DUI to serious felonies. He has handled thousands of criminal cases involving arrests and charges related to drugs, alcohol, theft, domestic violence, assault, murder, sex offenses, weapon charges, and more during his extended career. He has also successfully conducted dozens of jury trials, including those involving serious felony charges. He takes pride in the reputation he has gained as an aggressive and capable advocate for his clients and for the favorable outcomes he has achieved for them throughout his extensive years in practice.

Mr. Carmichael is highly regarded by his peers, prosecutors, and judges throughout the greater St. Charles region. He has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent® from the prestigious national legal directory of Martindale Hubbell®. 

His professional work includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and as President of the St. Charles County Bar Association. He was also given a service award from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. 



Standing By Your Side
Having represented thousands of clients, Attorney James Carmichael understands exactly what you're going through, and more importantly, he knows how to fight for you.
  • AV Preeminent
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • St. Charles County Bar Association

Quality You Can Count On

  • 40 Years of Criminal Defense Experience
  • Countless Jury Trials Successfully Won
  • Honest & Straightforward Guidance
  • Highly Respected by Peers, Prosecutors and Judges

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Your first step in combatting criminal charges is to speak directly with an attorney who can advise you on your case, its applicable laws, and your options. Attorney Carmichael offers a free consultation to help you get started.

Attorney Carmichael’s ultimate goal is to help you avoid a conviction or minimize any consequences of criminal charges. With him as your ally, you can count on uncompromising advocacy from start to finish. Whether you are facing a minor misdemeanor or a serious felony, your best option is to put James E. Carmichael, Attorney at Law on your side for optimum results.

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