Matt Fry

Matt Fry

Saint Louis, Missouri

One of Missouri's premiere attorneys, Matt has successfully defended numerous clients on charges ranging from murder to assault, robbery, and fraud. Matt's main focus is in the area of DWI, Drug, and Sex offenses. He also handles select civil cases and appeals.  

Matt serves on the board for the St. Louis County Bar Association, on the board and DWI committee for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL), and as a member of the National College for DUI Defense.

Two of Matt's passions are teaching Trial Advocacy II at Saint Louis University School of Law and serving on the board of his non-profit, St. Louis Impact.

Areas of Practice

  • DWI/DUID Defense
  • State and Federal Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Orders of Protection
  • Juvenile Law
  • Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Review: Saint Louis University Public Law Review, Member
  • Colorado College
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Major: Political Science and United States History

Published Works


  • DWI Law & Science Seminar, The NHTSA Manual
  • Missouri Bar, Getting Your Client’s Record Expunged
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Bar, Changes in the Criminal Code
  • MACDL, Changes in DWI Law
  • DWI Law & Science Seminar, Pre-Trial DWI Motions
  • Private Lecture, What to Do if Your Client Gets Arrested
  • St. Louis County Bar, Changes in the Criminal Code
  • DWI Seminar, Ethics When Defending DWI Cases
  • Missouri Bar, The New Lawyers Experience
  • Missouri DWI Defense Institute – The Criminal Code
  • Lawyers Association of STL – Criminal Law for Civil Attorneys
  • MACDL Webinar, The Ins and Outs of Municipal Court
  • SLU Law, Traffic Ticket 101
  • SLU Law, To Blow or Not to Blow
  • DWI Law & Science Seminar, Law Update
  • DWI Law & Science Seminar, Evidence and Objections in a DWI Case
  • Missouri Bar, Criminal Law for Civil Attorneys
  • BAMSL, When the Cops Come Knocking
  • Private Lecture, Ethics in a DWI Case
  • DWI Law & Science Seminar, Law Update
  • MACDL Webinar, SB 655 & Sex Offender Reform

Honors and Awards

  • St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 - 2007
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Up & Coming Lawyers - 2010
  • Super Lawyers’ Rising Star - 2012 - Present
  • MACDL Bernie Edelman Award - 2014
  • MACDL: “Case of the Year” - 2016
  • Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, 2012 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • MACDL, Board Member, Appointment Committee, DWI Committee
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, Executive Committee
  • St. Louis Impact, Board Member
  • Autism Speaks, Young Professionals Board Member, 2012 - 2016