Our Attorneys

Susan K. Roach

Gordon K. Rea

W. Edwin Roussin


SUSAN K. ROACH, managing attorney for The ROACH LAW FIRM, has practiced civil and criminal law for over twenty eight years throughout the State of Missouri and in the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. Ms. Roach is a former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney having served as such under former St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney George R. “Buzz” Westfall. While practicing as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Ms. Roach prosecuted major felony cases for the Office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney.

Ms. Roach established her own civil litigation and criminal defense firm after completing her term with the Prosecuting Attorneys Office and has practiced in civil and criminal litigation over the last twenty eight years. Ms. Roach has obtained large settlements and verdicts in cases ranging from workers compensation to personal injury. Additionally, Ms. Roach is noted throughout the legal community for her aggressive and competent representation of individuals involved in domestic disputes ranging from divorce to motions to modify and contempt and paternity actions. Susan Roach has successfully litigated civil and criminal cases throughout the State of Missouri and in Federal District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. She has appeared in Federal District Court in the State of Missouri, Illinois and Texas. She has represented labor union members in major industrial disputes and was successful in bringing and resolving a class action for the reinstatement of seniority rights for union members against a major corporation in the State of Missouri. Ms. Roach has been involved in major business and contract litigation obtaining the desired results for her clients. Ms. Roach has attained consistently favorable results in her criminal defense cases including many not guilty verdicts. She has tried criminal defense cases in Federal and State courts throughout her career. She is licensed in the State of Missouri, United States District Court and the United states Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her juris doctorate from St. Louis University. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.


Gordon K. Rea is a member of the Missouri Bar and received his Juris Doctorate at St. Louis University School of Law. Mr. Rea also holds undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from SIU - Edwardsville and in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. Father of four children, Mr. Rea earned each of his degrees part-time while supporting his family.

Mr. Rea is certified by the State of Missouri as a Dissolution Mediator and as a Guardian Ad Litem. Mr. Rea is active with the Missouri Bar, serving on the attorney succession rules committee, and is also active with the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, serving as the lawyer-coach for the high school mock trial teams at Marquette High School. Mr. Rea is a past director of the Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center of St. Louis.

Mr. Rea's practice focuses on Family Law, Worker's Compensation, Personal Injury and Criminal Law. Prior to joining THE ROACH LAW FIRM, Mr. Rea worked as a principal of his own law firm in Clayton and worked for a general practice law firm in west St. Louis County. In each of those settings Mr. Rea's practice focused on family law, international parental kidnapping, workers' compensation, personal injury and criminal law.


W. Edwin Roussin is a member of the Missouri Bar. Mr. Roussin has practiced law in the State of Missouri and in the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals over a period of eighteen years. Mr. Roussin is a former Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri. He obtained his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts and Science, from the University of Missouri and his Master of Arts also from the University of Missouri. Mr. Roussin obtained his juris doctorate from Washington University Law School in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Roussin has litigated all manner of cases involving personal injury, automobile accidents, workers compensation claims, contract disputes and domestic relations matters. Since joining THE ROACH LAW FIRM Mr. Roussin has handled cases primarily in the civil and domestic relations department of the firm. Mr. Roussin has also handled Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases for the firm and is part of the appellate department of the law firm handling appeals of every nature, both State and Federal. Mr. Roussin also assists Ms. Roach on major criminal felony trials.




Attorneys at Law
8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 760
Clayton (St. Louis), Missouri 63105
E Mail: SRoach@susanroachlaw.com
Telephone: (314) 434-7272
Facsimile: (314) 863-6653

Website: SusanRoachLaw.com

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