Lawrence ‘Bud’ Wittels

Phone: 314-282-8730


  • Missouri, 1984
    United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

Admitted Pro Hac Vice:

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan

Awards and Recognition:

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating (Highest Possible rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards)
  • A Top Small Business Lawyer,St. Louis Small Business Monthly Magazine


  • Washington University, J.D., 1984
    Washington University, A.B., Economic, 1981

-President, Junior Men’s Honorary Society
-President, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity

Lawrence “Bud” Wittels is a trial attorney and business advisor. His goal is to integrate sound legal strategies with business objectives; helping his clients better manage the legal aspects of their business, reduce legal expenses, minimize distractions, and allow them to spend their time more productively. Bud’s practice covers all aspects of business representation, including business litigation, general business counseling, transactional work and negotiation.

For almost 30 years Bud has successfully tried cases in Federal and State courts of all magnitudes, and is known for obtaining successful results for both plaintiffs and defendants. His trial work includes construction, contract, employment, business torts, and real estate issues.

Bud’s transactional and business counseling practice is also wide-ranging. He negotiates agreements and advises clients on matters concerning contracts, employment, corporate governance, real estate and all other aspects of their operations. Bud utilizes his litigation experience when advising clients to ensure a long-term view. It is his proactive approach to helping clients stay out of court so they can invest their time, energy and resources in growing their business.