Philip G. Scanlon

Philip G. Scanlon

Associate Attorney
St. Louis, Missouri
Phil Scanlon has successfully represented thousands of criminally accused in jurisdictions across the State of Missouri at the trial and appellate level. Mr. Scanlon has handled every type of criminal charge and is well versed in criminal law and procedure.

Mr. Scanlon is unmatched by his peers in trial and appellate experience. He has conducted jury trials in both urban and rural jurisdictions and is renowned for his trial advocacy and legal aptitude. Passionate, boisterous, and intense, Mr. Scanlon is relentless in defense of those he represents.

Mr. Scanlon is a native of St. Louis. He was a scholarship athlete and completed his undergraduate education at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. While attending St. Louis University School of Law, he was selected to serve the United States Army as a civil servant with the Trial Defense Unit in Fort Riley, Kansas. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate, he served as a Missouri State Public Defender in the 24th Circuit. He gained copious trial experience while an associate attorney at Taaffe & Associates located in downtown St. Louis. He has been with Sindel Noble since November 2019.

Mr. Scanlon is licensed in the State of Missouri, the Federal Eastern District of Missouri, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. and the United States Supreme Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2017
  • United States Supreme Court, 2018


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2014
  • William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri
    • B.A. cum laude - 2011
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science


  • Trial Advocacy, Youth in Government, 2013 - 2014

Honors and Awards

  • First Years GPA Honors Fraternity - St. Louis University School of Law, 2011 - 2014
  • 2-Time Best Oralist Award - Pace University Moot Court Competition, 2012 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association, 2014 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Taaffe & Associates, Associate Attorney, 2016 - 2019
  • Missouri State Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender, 2014 - 2016