Prosecuting Attorney

The Prosecuting Attorney is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen. The City is represented by the firm Engelmeyer & Pezzani LLC, in which Tony Pezzani serves as the Prosecuting Attorney. Prior to his appointment in June 2019, Tony served as the Assistant Prosecutor, a position he held since January 2014. 

The Prosecuting Attorney is largely responsible for prosecuting defendants in Des Peres Municipal Court. The City may pursue charges at the Prosecuting Attorney's discretion. 

Court Appearances

Please be advised that in light of the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, all court hearings by the Des Peres Municipal Court Division will be conducted online using a teleconferencing platform hosted by WebEx. Individuals with cases pending before this Court will receive notice by mail detailing information on the exact date and time, as well as the meeting ID required to access their designated court appearance. Please visit the Municipal Court landing page on this website for more information on scheduled court appearances or contact the Prosecutor Assistant directly at 314-835-6118. 

General Information

Court proceedings are held at:

The Des Peres Government Center  located at 12325 Manchester Road Des Peres, MO 63131 
(Northeast Corner of Manchester & Ballas - Behind St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School - In Des Peres Park)

Attorney Information

Entry of Appearance/Recommendation Request/Discovery Request

Please eFile your entry of appearance, request for a recommendation, and request for discovery on
Please mail your entry of appearance, request for a recommendation, and request for discovery (if applicable) to:

The City of Des Peres Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
12325 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO 63131

*Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your recommendation*

Tickets Involving an Accident

Tickets resulting from an accident will require an insurance coverage letter from the defendant’s insurance provider summarizing the status of the claim.
Recommendation requests will not be processed without this information 

Other Contacts

Name Phone Email
Prosecuting Attorney - Anthony Pezzani 314.835.6118 Email
Prosecutor's Assistant - Lori Hartman 314.835.6118 Email