Howard Haake was created as a way to merge two passions of business law and criminal defense. Geared toward creating the comfort of being represented by a BigLaw law firm while having a close, one-on-one relationship with an attorney that puts your needs first.

Our offices are located in Clayton, Missouri and Wentzville, Missouri. Today, our firm has grown to assist in your business and criminal defense needs as well as family law, estate law, wills, trusts and guardianships.

Why Us – How Are We Different?


I’m sure you’ve seen other law firm websites where the attorneys tell you how they are aggressive with bold tactics. Every attorney should be aggressive and develop bold tactics when representing his or her client. Despite these promises we have seen attorneys take their time when dealing with client matters in a way to "pad" their bills, not focusing on the best interest of the client. We couldn’t see ourselves being that type of firm. This is one of  the reasons Howard Haake was created.


Most attorney's work on an hourly rate. This leaves the client wondering, "how much is this going to cost me" before and after hiring an attorney. Common complaints of getting their attorney on the phone is comparable to "pulling teeth." We have even seen attorneys actually avoid client calls all together. When starting Howard Haake, we sought out to change the way our attorneys handle client matters.


At Howard Haake, our fees we do have hourly rates for certain cases but we strive to bill out our services at a flat rate fee. This means, as a client, you are going to know exactly how much you’re being charged and knowing exactly what you are paying for. We strive to show you a different type of law firm and a different type of lawyer.


Evan M. Howard





Howard Haake is a St. Louis law firm based in Clayton, Missouri focused on business law, criminal defense, family law and estate planning. We handle all business matters from incorporation to acquisition as well as criminal defense charges from arrest to trial. Howard Haake helps clients in St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Brentwood, Columbia, Eureka, Richmond Heights, Clayton, Jennings, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Manchester, Northwoods, Olivette, University City, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, Florissant, Ladue, Webster Groves, Hazelwood, Hillsboro, Washington, Union, Hermann, Pacific, and throughout St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Warren County, Gasconade County, Boone County, Crawford County, Montgomery County, and Marion County.

​​DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for general and informational purposes only and should not be interpreted to indicate a certain result will occur in your specific legal situation. Information on this website is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.

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