Matthew Mueller

Staff Attorney

Professional Experience

Attorney Matthew Mueller has worked to abolish debtors' prisons in Missouri and received the 2019 Rory Ellinger Award for Public Interest Litigation, "With appreciation for leadership in legal action to end municipal court practices that had created debtors' prisons."  He has successfully argued cases to the Supreme Court of Missouri and has served as a member on the Missouri Task Force for Criminal Justice which helped to change Missouri's rules on cash bail and pre-trial detention.  His work was featured in Peter Edelman's award winning book, "Not a Crime to be Poor:  The Criminalization of Poverty in America." He recently worked for several years as the Senior Bond Litigation Counsel for the Missouri Public Defender Office.


Matthew Mueller received his J.D. from the University of Missouri in 2013.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Washington University, St. Louis, in 2009.

Bar Association Members/Associations

Missouri Bar, member, admitted 2013
Pennsylvania, Rule 311, admitted 2021
National Lawyers Guild, member
Rory Ellinger Award for Public Interest Litigation - 2019
Missouri Lawyers Awards, Legal Champions Award - 2020
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