Arthur S. Margulis
2004 Distinguished Alumni
Arthur S. Margulis, AB’57, JD’58, is a member of the St. Louis-based firm of Margulis Grant & Margulis PC, which specializes in criminal law. After graduating f rom law school, he served in the United States Army as a lieutenant in artillery. He then worked as an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in several cities on the East Coast, receiving three special commendations from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.
Returning to St. Louis, he worked for attorneys Robert and Edward Dowd and at another local firm before starting his own practice. A prominent defense attorney , Margulis has served as an adjunct professor in the School of Law’s Trial and Advocacy Program and instructed police officers under the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. He is a member of the Missouri Bar; Florida Bar; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as a life member; American Board of Trial Advocates; and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, where he chairs the Criminal Law Section.
Among his many accolades, Margulis has received the St. Louis Lawyers Association Award of Honor and the School of Law’s Honorary Order of the Coif . He has served as a member of the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners, a member of the 21st Circuit Judicial Selection Commission, special assistant to Missouri Attorney General Thomas Eagleton, prosecuting attorney for the city of Creve Coeur, and a member of the Creve Coeur Board of Aldermen. He is a board member and former president for The Backstoppers in St. Louis.
He and his wife, Joyce, AB ’59 , have four sons, Arthur, Jr.; William, JD ’90 ; James, JD’98; and Thomas.