Scott Rosenblum

Scott Rosenblum

Principal
Location:
Saint Louis, Missouri
Phone:
314-406-5001 (Cell)
Fax:
314-862-8050
Email:

Scott Rosenblum is the President and principal founding member of Rosenblum, Schwartz & Fry, P.C.  As a veteran criminal defense attorney with over 34 years of experience, Mr. Rosenblum concentrates exclusively on defending clients facing Federal and State criminal charges. Mr. Rosenblum has tried over 400 jury trials, including over 100 murder trials. With a strong belief that everyone deserves the best criminal defense possible, Scott provides zealous representation for individuals and businesses charged with serious criminal offenses such as white collar and business crimes, murder, sex offenses, drug offenses, and DUI, to name a few. Scott has provided legal defense in Federal and State cases across the United States, including Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Georgia, New Jersey, Washington State, Washington D.C., Utah, and California. Scott received a B.S from University of Missouri in 1979 and his J.D. from California Western  University 1983. In the last 4 years alone, Scott has tried approximately 25 jury trials, all of which ended in acquittals.

Solid White Collar Criminal Defense Experience

Mr. Rosenblum defends clients in highly complex white collar criminal offense cases. Some of his most notable clients include James Douglas Cassity, one of the officials of National Prearranged Services Inc., (NPS) accused of multiple federal criminal offenses for an alleged $450 to $600 million fraud scheme, and David Carruthers, former BetonSports CEO, in one of the largest Internet gambling cases in the United States. Scott negotiated a plea bargain for dismissal of all but one charge against Carruthers, resulting in a dramatically reduced sentence.

Representing Athletes, Politicians, and Entertainers

Mr. Rosenblum has represented a multitude of prominent athletes, including former St. Louis Rams' player Leonard Little on two cases, as well as other Rams' players and St. Louis Cardinals' players. In 2003, he represented former Rams running back Marshall Faulk against claims of domestic battery brought forth by Faulk's ex-fiance. Scott convinced a jury to reject the claims against Faulk and he won a counterclaim against Faulk's ex-fiance for abusing the legal process. Mr. Rosenblum also defended St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese who was arrested for DUI in 2009. More recently, Scott represented Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets and Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers, among many others.

Scott's expertise is also well-known in the political realm, and many local politicians seek his expert criminal defense services. Local politicans Scott has defended include a former Mayor of St. Peters charged with bribery and several state legislators. Scott represented Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in 2018, as well as Circuit Judge Ron Duebbert of St. Clair County and the charges against the Governor and the Judge were dismissed. Scott represented Cornell Hayes (known as the rapper "Nelly") in Tennessee, obtaining the dismissal of all charges there, as well as in Seattle, Washington.  

 Professinal Recognition By His Peers

Mr. Rosenblum has been recognized as one of the most accomlished and skilled criminal defense attorneys in the country. In fact, he was voted the best lawyer to call if you are accused of murder or DUI in Missouri's Best 2008, 2009, and 2010 Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Scott's strong criminal defense litigation skills and high level of professional achievement have earned him an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and recognition by several leading legal publications and organizations. Scott has been selelcted for inclusion in the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers lists for the past several years, and he is also listed in Woodward White's The Best Lawyers in America  guide and in St. Louis Magazine's "Best Lawyers in St. Louis Region" list.  He is also a Fellow  in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers in 2016, and a Master of The Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court.

Education and Credentials

  • Graduated with B.S. in Business Adminstration from the University of Missouri in 1979
  • Received his Juris Doctorate from California Western University in 1983 (Dean's List)
  • Member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and other Districts throughout the United States
  • Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (invitation only)
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (invitation only)
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Formal Board of Directors for the Missouri Bar and the Illinois Bar
  • Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Lecturer for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Lorman Educational Instituion, the Missouri Bar Association, the St. Louis Association, and the St. Louis Rams Rookie Camp.

Awards and Recognition

  • Atticus Finch Award for Courageous Contribution to Justice
  • Charles M. Shaw Trial Attorney Award

Areas of Practice

  • Federal and State Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1984
  • Missouri, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court District of South Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Member, Roger J. Trayner Appellate Advocacy Team
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Major: Business Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • Former Instructor of Law, Webster University
  • Lecturer, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lecturer, Lorman Educational Institution
  • Lecturer, Missouri Bar Association
  • Lecturer, St. Louis Association
  • Lecturer, St. Louis Rams Rookie Camp

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense White Collar (2017)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2016)
  • Best Lawyer, St. Louis Magazine
  • Missouri Super Lawyer
  • Kansas Super Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former Director, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Atticus Finch Award for Courageous Contribution to Justice
  • Charles M. Shaw Trial Attorney Award
  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbard

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar, Formal Board of Directors
  • The Illinois Bar
  • Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union

Representative Cases

  • USA v. James "Doug" Cassity (National Prearranged Services)
  • State of TN v. Cornell Haynes, Jr. ("Nelly")
  • USA v. BetOnSports
  • People of the State of California v. Raymondo McDonald
  • State of MO v. Leonard Little
  • State of MO v. Marshall Faulk
  • State of MO v. Laurence Maroney
  • USA v. Richard DeCaro
  • State of MO v. Daniel Dierdorf, Jr.
  • State of MO. v. John White
  • State of MO v. David Henderson
  • State of MO v. Dennis Blackman
  • State of MO v. Bryan Martinelli
  • State of MO v. Ernest Campbell
  • State of MO v. Calvin Coffer
  • State of Illinois v. Rubin Navarette
  • State of MO v. Joseph Boyd
  • USA v. Lowell Thomas Lakin
  • State of MO v. Owen Welty
  • State of MO v. Gordon Aubuchon
  • State of MO v. Alonzo Bonner
  • USA v. U.S. Fidelis
  • State of MO vs. Glynn Smith
  • State of MO vs. Ronald Freeman
  • State of MO vs. James Barak Smith
  • State of MO vs. Sheldon Richardson
  • State of MO vs. Martin Gorse
  • State of MO vs. Daniel Hughes