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Tanja Engelhardt graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a B.A. in Political Science in 1996. She attended St. Louis University School of Law and received her Juris Doctorate in 2000. During law school, she worked as a law clerk at several local law firms and interned at the Circuit Attorney’s Office. She joined the Circuit Attorney’s Office upon passing the Missouri Bar in 2000 and worked tirelessly to help victims of crime. She tried more than sixty felony cases as lead counsel and dozens more as a supervisory second chair. Tanja has earned a reputation as an excellent communicator, skilled trial attorney and a fierce advocate for her clients.