Matt Fry

Matt Fry

Saint Louis, Missouri

Matt Fry is one of Missouri’s premier attorneys.  He 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 personal injury cases and appeals.
Matt is known in the legal community as an attorney who is passionate about helping others, always being available for questions, and working seven days a week.  He has received numerous awards, presented throughout the State on various legal topics, and been recognized by the media.

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 Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court and 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 People with Purpose to help reduce criminogenic thinking and recidivism. 

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


  • 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

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

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
  • People with Purpose, Board Member
  • Autism Speaks, Young Professionals Board Member, 2012 - 2016