Desiree Austin-Holliday



Desiree Austin-Holliday is a trial attorney who represents clients in a variety of criminal and civil matters in federal and state courts.

Her criminal defense experience includes, but is not limited to: drug crimes (possession, conspiracy, transportation, manufacturing, sales), crimes against persons (murder, assault, sex crimes), property crimes, fraud cases, alcohol related crimes, traffic matters, juvenile cases plus many other areas of the criminal code. In addition to her criminal practice, Desiree also represents clients in civil and civil rights matters.

In addition to her legal practice, Desiree is a published author, having written articles published in the St. Louis American on capital punishment and in the Missouri Law Review Journal.

Desiree is passionate about fighting for the rights of the accused and incarcerated individuals. She fights for clients inside and outside the courtroom with poise, confidence, and determination.


  • Saint Louis University Law School, St. Louis, Missouri (Juris Doctor, May 2018)
    -Honors: Show Me Challenge Champion, Show Me Challenge Outstanding Second Chair, St. Louis University Law School Award for Community Service, Samuel I. Sievers
    Award, The Lawyers Association of St. Louis Milton F. Napier Scholarship Award
  • Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
    Bachelor of Science in Government, 2014


  • Missouri


  • The Theodore McMillian
    American Inn of Court


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