About Us

The law firm of Medler & Roither is located in Clayton, Missouri and provides outstanding legal advice, representation and results to clients throughout the St. Louis area, including the counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln. The firm has been recognized with the AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which identifies a lawyer or law firm with very high to preeminent legal ability. It is a reflection of his expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. The rating is established by attorneys, for attorneys.

Jeffrey P. Medler, Partner

The cornerstone member of the firm, Jeffrey has represented clients in countless cases related to civil litigation, criminal defense, business litigation, commercial litigation, domestic litigation (including dissolution of marriage, paternity, child support and orders of protection), personal injury, and workers’ compensation throughout the region. In 2004, Jeffrey was named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year by the St. Louis County Bar Association and boasts an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which identifies lawyers with very high to preeminent legal ability – a true reflection of his expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence. This commitment to integrity is perhaps best reflected, however, in his community service activities outside of the firm, where he sits on the Board of Governors of Heritage House, a local organization dedicated to providing safe exchanges of children in high conflict relationships, and as a Board Member for Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry, providing legal services for indigent individuals of all religious denominations in many areas of law. Jeffery holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law. He is a certified Guardian ad Litem, and a Member in good standing of the American Bar Association, the Missouri and Illinois Bars, and the Federal Bar for the Eastern District of Missouri.

David A. Roither, Partner

As a partner, David brings special skills to bear in the firm’s dynamic domestic practice. One of the most commonly appointed attorneys to act as Guardian ad Litem for children in the Circuit Courts of St. Louis County, St. Louis City, and in addition, St. Charles and Franklin County, David brings a wealth of experience to protecting the interests of minors, including conducting Continuing Legal Education seminars and workshops on the topic for other Missouri attorneys. Moreover, David champions the rights of underprivileged families outside of the courtroom, as well, by acting as a standing Member of the Board of Legal Advocates for Abused Women and a Friend of Heritage House, a local organization dedicated to providing safe exchanges of children in high conflict relationships. Other areas of expertise include criminal defense, workers’ compensation and personal injury. David holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law. David was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1999, and is also licensed to practice in the U.S District Court of Eastern Missouri.

Thomas J. Karsten, Associate

After several years focusing primarily on transactional law with the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group of international giant Baker & McKenzie (Sao Paulo, Brazil office), Thomas rejoined Medler & Roither, LLC, in 2005, to dedicate his efforts to several areas of the law with a more human face – family law and estate planning. Thomas holds a B.A. from Rice University, and a J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law, and is a member of the Missouri Bar. He is also fluent in Portuguese, and has studied Spanish, French and Latin.

John (Jack) Thomas Bridges, Associate

A bright, recent addition to the firm, Jack is actively involved in all major areas of practice, particularly family law, general civil litigation and criminal defense. After clerking with Medler & Roither throughout law school he joined the firm after graduation. He boasts a sterling academic background, having graduated Cum Laude in Political Science from Saint Louis University. He holds a J.D. from the Saint Louis University School of Law. Bar association memberships include the Missouri Bar, Illinois Bar, the Federal Courts of the Eastern District of Missouri, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the St. Louis County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

The law firm of Medler & Roither represents the best interests of clients and families in the following areas of the law:

  • Divorce and Family Law – divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, visitation, domestic abuse, marital property, paternity, post-judgment modifications and enforcement
  • Personal Injury Accidents – motor vehicle accidents, semi-truck and eighteen wheeler accidents, slip and falls, premises liability, and recreational activity injuries
  • DUI-DWI and Traffic Violations – drunk driving, DUI-DWI, reckless driving, suspended and revoked driver licenses, municipal offenses and traffic offenses
  • Criminal Defense – felony, misdemeanor, and municipal charges, drug trafficking, drug possession, theft, fraud, property crimes, battery and assault
  • Workers’ Compensation – job-related accidents, injuries and illnesses, burns, electrocution, and work-related injuries caused by dangerous or defective machinery
  • Wrongful Death – lawsuits filed by the surviving dependents or beneficiaries
  • Civil Litigation– small business litigation, contracts, business and commercial transactions


Honesty and Integrity

The cornerstone of our success is the trusting relationship that we build and maintain with each of our valued clients. From our initial consultation through the conclusion of the case, we deliver personal attention and unfaltering dedication to the best interests of our clients and their families. Our clients rely on us to be approachable, responsive, efficient and effective. We understand the stress and anxiety that most clients and their families feel when confronting an injury, a death, criminal charges, or a domestic dispute, and we always factor peace of mind into the equation.

To learn more about the attorneys at Medler & Roither, please contact us today for a free case evaluation. To learn more about a variety of personal injury and family law topics, please click on the links provided. For immediate assistance call us in Clayton at 314-862-8888. Clients who hire us can expect the following:

  • Free initial consultations and flexible office hours
  • Home and hospital visits available upon request
  • Contingency fees in personal injury cases
  • Competitive rates in family and criminal cases
  • Lawyers licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois