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Matt Wayman

Associate Attorney

Matt Wayman is an associate attorney for the Hammer Law Firm, LLC, currently licensed to practice in state and Federal courts in Missouri. With a specialty in criminal defense, Matt aims to be a positive agent of change operating within the criminal justice system. His most recent efforts include working towards ending cash bail, guided by the overarching belief that systematic change is possible through the efforts of individuals.

Prior to practicing, Matt attended the University of Missouri Columbia (earning an undergraduate degree in business administration) and St. Louis University School of Law (class of 2020). His most notable extracurriculars in law school included teaching criminal law to inmates at the City Justice Center and being an integral member of SLU Law’s trial ad competition team. Since joining the Hammer Law Firm, LLC, Matt has accrued significant trial experience acting as second chair on numerous jury trials, arguing motions and questioning witnesses in cases where the offender was facing extensive jail time.

When Matt’s not practicing law, he enjoys spending time with his amazing wife— a professional in the financial tech startup industry— and their equally amazing three year-old son. His pastimes include cycling, stand-up comedy, and admiring mid-century architecture.

Community Involvement

  • Teaches an in depth criminal defense class to incarcerated individuals at the City Justice Center in downtown St. Louis City 2021 - Present.
  • Co-heads the municipal warrant amnesty program at the Tap-In Center through the Bail Project 2020-Present.

Recognized in the industry

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers

Client Testimonials

  • "I could not have imagined getting through this difficult and uncertain time without the help of the Hammer Law Firm."
    - E.M
  • "You don't know how much of a blessing you are to us"
    - C.G
  • "Mark and Nicole are the best law firm partners ever."
    - C.E
  • "Mark and Nicole are the best at getting to the truth of the matter and dedicated to your clients"
    - Vicki H.
  • "Mark Hammer is a decisive, direct, and conscientious attorney. I would definitely recommend him to others."
    - Anonymous
  • "Mark Hammer is a gentleman, exudes confidence and relieves stress with his truth"
    - Anonymous

Why Trust Our St. Lous Criminal Defense LAw Firm?

  1. More than 30 years of criminal law experience.
  2. Former prosecutors who know how the
    "other side" operates.
  3. Accessibility and availability – clients can
    always reach our attorneys.
  4. Personalized, one-on-one attention.
  5. Tough negotiators and proven trial lawyers.
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