St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office adds more prosecutors

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Published: Jun. 15, 2023 at 2:53 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2023 at 4:14 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) - St. Louis Circuit Attorney Gabe Gore added five more prosecutors to his team.

Attorneys joining the Circuit Attorney’s Office on Thursday are Christopher Faerber, Terrence J. O’Toole, Jr., Bret M. Rich, Allison Schrieber Lee and Sherry Wolk, some of which that have previously served in the Circuit Attorney’s Office and one is a former St. Louis County prosecutor.

Faerber used to serve in St. Louis City as an assistant circuit attorney, and as an assistant public defender at the St. Louis City Trial Office.

O’Toole is a member of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC and worked as an assistant circuit attorney in the city’s drug unit from 2008 to 2010 before joining the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, where he worked in the Violent Crimes Unit and as a trial team leader.

Rich worked as municipal prosecutor for St. Louis County and the St. Louis County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.

Wolk served seven years in the Circuit Attorney’s Office from 1997-2004 and has extensive experience in multiple sectors of law.

Lee was the special prosecutor picked for Kim Gardner’s contempt case earlier this year, in which the office was accused of not showing up to a shooting trial.

Gore said the new attorneys “bring decades of trial experience and have collectively tried more than 120 felony cases. I am impressed by how many talented attorneys heard the call to public service and stepped forward so quickly.”

Faerber, Rich and Wolk are joining as assistant circuit attorneys. O’Toole and Lee will help on a limited basis and will maintain full-time jobs at the private law firms where they work.

Two other previous assistant attorneys have returned to the Circuit Attorneys’ Office. Mary Pat Carl is back in the office leading the homicide team. She was a city prosecutor for 14 years and ran against Gardner in 2020. Steven Capizzi was appointed to be Chief Warrant Officer.