Attorneys

Bradford Kessler

Bradford Kessler is widely recognized as one of the preeminent criminal defense attorneys in Missouri.  In his nearly thirty-year legal career, Mr. Kessler has represented a number of high-profile clients in newsworthy cases, as well as countless clients he has kept from the public spotlight.  He has tried over 400 cases to verdict and often attained success in the face of overwhelming odds.

Known for his presence, charm, and charisma in the courtroom, as well as his comprehensive knowledge of criminal law and procedure, Mr. Kessler is recognized by his peers throughout the country, both for his work as a private attorney and as an instructor in trial advocacy.

314.814.6363 | bradford.kessler@kesslerwilliams.com

Nicholas Williams

Nicholas Williams is among the brightest young trial attorneys in the constellation of his peers.  He has played a key role in defending our clients against even the most serious criminal charges.

Compassionate in his approach with clients and the difficulties they face, yet relentless in his pursuit of truth, Mr. Williams combines the winning traits necessary for success every time he appears in court on matters both great and small.

Mr. Williams has proven himself time and again as an effective courtroom advocate, also teaching his trial advocacy skills as an adjunct faculty member at Emory University School of Law.  The energy he brings to our practice, coupled with his fresh perspective, adds the synergy necessary to carry us into the future.

Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Saint Louis University School of Law.

314.422.4331 | nicholas.williams@kesslerwilliams.com

Thomas Dudash

Thomas Dudash is a former prosecutor. In nearly four years as an Assistant Circuit Attorney in the City of St. Louis, Mr. Dudash prosecuted hundreds of felony cases from inception to disposition. He provides our clients with an insider’s perspective on the inner-workings of a prosecutor’s office—from investigations and charging decisions to grand jury presentations and trial—and incomparable insight into the strengths and weaknesses of a prosecutor’s case. In addition to his work in the Circuit Attorney’s Office, Mr. Dudash has represented individuals and defended large corporations and their insurers in civil litigation.

Mr. Dudash excels in the courtroom. He tried dozens of felony jury and bench trials as a prosecutor and has participated in numerous civil bench trials, hearings, and mediations. In 2015, he was honored with a nomination for the Lon O. Hocker award, which recognizes ethical and exemplary trial work.

Mr. Dudash holds degrees from the University of Florida and the University of Notre Dame Law School.

314.877.8777 | thomas.dudash@kesslerwilliams.com

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