When Rose Ann Feldman graduated law school, she knew she wanted try cases in front of a jury, so she chose the practice of criminal law, first as a public defender and then as a prosecutor. In these positions, she spent most of her workday in the courtroom.
She gained valuable experience trying cases to juries, interviewing witnesses, handling document-intensive cases, conducting depositions and hearings, working with law enforcement, building cases as a prosecutor and tearing down cases as a defense attorney. She handled all types of criminal cases – assault, murder, robbery, weapons charges, theft, drug charges, fraud, crimes against persons and specialized in white collar crime prosecution.
After leaving the prosecutor’s office, she joined the teaching staff at Saint Louis University School of Law, where she taught Trial Advocacy for four years. She then opened up her own law practice, focusing on family law, criminal law, business litigation, and whistleblower lawsuits. Her experience in white collar crime prosecution gave her the foundation to handle complex financial issues in divorce cases, as well as in business litigation and whistleblower cases.
She chose family law as one area of practice because she wanted to help clients transition their family life and financial situation during the drama of litigation. As a family law attorney, she has handled cases involving divorce, legal separation, modification, paternity, domestic violence, orders of protection, step-parent adoption, annulment, pre-nuptial agreements, relocation modification and name change. She has served as a guardian ad litem (an attorney who represents the best interest of the child and makes recommendations to the judge).
She has also served as a securities arbitrator for FINRA, formerly NASD, sometimes as lead arbitrator of a three-member panel. She has also been appointed to be the mediator in state and federal court cases.
While some of her cases have been newsworthy, both locally and nationally, all of her cases have been important to her, from prosecuting and obtaining the conviction of a horse thief who stole a pet horse out of its pasture so he could sell it at auction (“The horse was a neighborhood institution,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch) to defending a young man wrongfully accused of statutory rape and getting him acquitted; from obtaining a unanimous jury verdict of $1,000,000.00 (after only 40 minutes of jury deliberation) for an insurance agent whose contract was wrongfully breached (“Ex-Agent Wins Case Over Insurance Company, $1 Million Dollar Verdict,” Lawyer’s Weekly) to prosecuting to conviction the operators of a dance studio who defrauded their students of large sums of money. (“Dance Studio Duped Women, Jury Agrees,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch) While a prosecutor, two detectives nicknamed her “the hammer” when she got a successful jury verdict in less than 15 minutes. That is why she uses “email@example.com” as her email address.
Her well-rounded experience makes her a knowledgeable advocate for her clients, whether the client is an individual or a business. In private practice, she always puts the client’s goals first.
- Missouri State Courts
- Western District, United States District Court of Missouri
- Saint Louis University School of Law
- Washington University
- Harvard University
- Sweet Briar College
- Missouri Bar
- Lawyers Association of St. Louis
- Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
- American Bar Association
- Misdemeanors, Criminal Practice, Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook
- Corporations, Bar Bri course materials for Missouri Bar Examination