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Anthony Bretz

Anthony S. Bretz is an experienced and dedicated trial attorney specializing in DWI, DUI, Criminal Defense, and Employment Discrimination cases. A St. Louis native, he was raised in North County in Florrisant where he went to McCluer North High School and played football and wrestled. After graduating in 2000, he attended Truman State University in Kirksville, MO where he majored in History with a minor in Philosophy & Religion. 

After receiving his undergraduate degree, Anthony attended law school at Mizzou in Columbia, MO and graduated in 2008 with his J.D.

He passed the Missouri Bar Exam in 2008, and opened a solo practice where he developed the skills, tenacity and professional relationships necessary to successfully and effectively represent his clients. In 2010 he joined the Kodner Watkins* law firm where he sharpened his litigation skills and ultimately chose to focus his career on helping those who have been treated wrongly at work, as well as helping clients who have been arrested and charged with a DWI, DUI or other charges. Anthony is a dedicated, focused and results-driven attorney who fights for his clients' rights.

*Kodner Watkins, LC, is a full service firm that handles a wide array of matters, including employment discrimination, DWI, complex civil, criminal, worker's compensation, wrongful death, personal injury, securities arbitration, financial industries regulatory, banking, commercial litigation, and corporation and business law.


    • Juris Doctor, 2008
    • 2005

Activities & Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri and United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri

Recent Blog Posts


  • Tony was a pleasure to work with

    “Tony was a pleasure to work with. He made the process very simple and easy and explained everything that was needed from my end. He is quick to answer questions and advise. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good, attentive lawyer.”
  • I refer him to anyone I know

    “Turned two possession of controlled substance charges into littering citations. Keeps you informed and goes the extra mile I refer him to anyone I know.”
  • Very professional and easy to work with

    “Very professional and easy to work with. Gets the work done very quickly and is very polite about everything. Would 100% recommend Anthony to anyone who needs a lawyer. Great guy.”
  • Thanks Anthony!

    “Anthony helped me recoup funds wrongfully withheld through his knowledge of the states commerce laws. He was also able to navigate the court system with expediency. Thanks Anthony!”
  • Very professional and detail oriented

    “I hired Mr Bretz for a couple traffic violations and he also went out of his way to represent me for my divorce. Very professional and detail oriented.”
  • I would not hesitate to again hire Mr. Bretz for these legal services

    “I have used Mr. Bretz's legal services several times. Most of the work for which I have hired him has involved getting the proper paperwork completed to set up small businesses, or contract review. These are not a part of Mr. Bretz's listed specialties. However, that did not stop him from provid...
  • Thanks a bunch, Tony.

    “Anthony was the only lawyer willing to take my case, he kept me updated and made sure I knew what to expect throughout the entire process. Truly makes you know that he's there for you! He's very dedicated and personable. Thanks a bunch, Tony.”
  • Very professional, courteous, and quick

    “Very professional, courteous, and quick but even more important won me a favorable outcome in my case. I would recommend as well as use Anthony again.”
  • Top Notch!

    "When having an issue of discrimination with my previous employer, I chose to seek legal advice on the matter. When Tony reviewed my case, he was open, honest, and explained the process in detail on what would happen in the event I would file charges. With the evidence I had, and Tony to guide me...
  • Very quick and professional

    “Tony was able to reduce a speeding ticket to a non-moving violation. Very quick and professional. I have also used this firm for a few other legal issues and they've been nothing but the best.”
  • I highly recommend choosing Anthony Bretz for all your legal issues.

    “Anthony was responsive and helpful. He told me exactly where and when I needed to be somewhere. I highly recommend choosing Anthony Bretz for all your legal issues.”
  • His advice is always well thought out and calm, which in turn gives me confidence

    “Anthony has consulted and represented my interests on multiple cases for me over the last few years.Any time I have a need to reach out to an attorney I am stressed (who isnt?), because there is a legal problem I need help with. Yet a quick call to Anthony always seems to make that stress go awa...
  • Cherry on top is that it was very affordable.

    “I've used Mr. Bretz on two occasions now. I own a rental property and have had less than stellar residents at times. Anthony gave me blunt, honest and realistic advice on what I was looking at and how to proceed both going forward and how to get back rent from the current renters. In the end, th...