The Law Offices of Wolff & D’Agrosa has consistently been recognized for high professional legal standards and ethics in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Paul J. D’Agrosa and William J. Ekiss are experienced trial lawyers and appellate advocates, recognized throughout the region as exceptional criminal defense advocates. Our office is located in downtown Clayton, Missouri, a short walk from the courthouse. Mr. D’Agrosa has been consistently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America publication and enjoys an AV rating from his peers, the highest rating available from Matindale-Hubbell. Office manager Stefanie Malone previously worked for the Circuit Clerks office in St. Louis County. Stefanie has extensive experience in managing small businesses and is always available to respond to questions and concerns of our clients.
Wolff and D'Agrosa have a combination of over 75 years of trial experience in both state and federal courts. The firm handles cases throughout the mid-west in all Circuit courts, Appellate courts, the Supreme Court of Missouri, Federal District Courts in Missouri and Illinois and the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The firm's emphasis is on litigation with Wolff and D'Agrosa also handling Habeas Corpus petitions, Petitions to the Governor for clemency and oral advocacy before this state's highest court. The Attorneys have been recognized by their peers as outstanding and aggressive advocates and remain leaders in the local criminal defense bar. The firm handles criminal defense cases, ranging from minor traffic and misdemeanor offenses to capital murder trials and appeals. Mr. D’Agrosa also specializes in defending licensed professionals, including attorneys, judges and physicians who may face disciplinary actions. He also specializes in defending juvenile cases and the mentally ill.
Mr. D'Agrosa serves as the municipal prosecutor for the City of Arnold. He is the municipal Judge for the City of University City and the City of Olivette. He also volunteers his time to both write materials and lecture for the Missouri Bar. In addition, Mr. D'Agrosa reviews legislation relating to criminal law issues for the Missouri Bar and regularly volunteers his time to the Mock Trial Competitions in St. Louis, serving as both judge and coach. Mr. D'Agrosa also volunteers his time to the annual Bench and Bar conference, sponsored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He has also served as legal consultant for KMOV TV., Channel 4 in St. Louis.
Mr. D’Agrosa was recently a featured speaker for both BAMSL and the St. Louis County Bar Association where he presented a CLE related to the art of cross-examination. He has co-authored two chapters in the Missouri Bar CLE Desktop series on the topics of preliminary hearings and release on bail.
Mr. D’Agrosa was also a featured speaker for the Solo and Small Firm Conference on the topic of federal court practice and procedure. He authored an article for Aspatore, Inside the Minds Series, “Navigating Federal Drug Crime Defense: Rough Water for Repeat Offenders” which was published in the 2011 edition of Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes.
In 1998 the late Governor Mel Carnahan appointed Mr. D’Agrosa to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Driving While Intoxicated and Impaired Driving. Mr. D’Agrosa currently serves on several committees related to criminal justice in St. Louis County, including the jail committee, criminal justice committee, domestic violence committee and the E-filing committee.
Mr. Ekiss has served as the provisional judge for the City of Northwoods. He is an assistant municipal prosecutor for the City of Arnold, President of Francis Howell High School Football Boosters Club, Thomas M. Cooley Lawyers
Mentoring Program, Volunteer for the Run/Walk for Sight and annually raises funds on behalf of the American Heart Association through the Neighborhood Fund Raising Program.
Mr. Wolff has served as a legal consultant to KMOX radio and KSDK TV, has been a member of the Board of Directors for Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, Chairman of the Board for ACLU, President of the Big Brother Organization of Greater St.Louis, Past counsel for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Member Board of Trustees for Law School Foundation, University of Missouri, General Counsel to ACLU, Harris-Stowe State College Board of Regents, Municipal Judge for the City of Creve Coeur, General Counsel to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and he also served on the Advisory Committee for the Family Violence Project, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
Office Manager Stefanie Malone volunteers her time at Cor Jesu Academy, Sacred Heart Villa and St. Ambrose Catholic School. She is an accomplished piano instructor and academic tutor. When she is not managing the Offices of Wolff & D’Agrosa, she helps run the family business – Vollmer Plumbing Company. She is married to attorney Brian Malone.