Prosecuting Attorney's Office

The prosecuting attorney is appointed by the mayor with the consent and approval of the majority of the members of the City Council. It is the duty of this attorney to prosecute the violations of the city ordinances before the municipal judge or before any circuit court judge hearing violations of the city's ordinances.

Mr. Ben Kloos was appointed to the position or Prosecuting Attorney in January 2023 for a two-year term.

Requests for Recommendations
Requests for recommendations must be sent to the Prosecuting Attorney via Mail, Email, or fax (314) 993-5652 and will be returned in the same format. Requests may be mailed to:

City of Ladue
Attn: Prosecuting Attorney's Office 
9345 Clayton Road
Ladue, Missouri 63124

Requests must include:

  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope (recommendations will not be mailed without one)
  • A copy of your entry of appearance filed with the court, including the Defendant's name, citation/case number(s), initial court date, charge(s), the attorney's name, bar number, address, phone number, fax number and email address
  • Relevant documentation that would assist the prosecutor in making a recommendation, i.e. proof of insurance, registration, reinstatement etc... NOTE: If your client's charge(s) involves a motor vehicle accident, a copy of their insurance card is not sufficient. You must provide a letter from your client's insurer verifying valid liability insurance on the date of the accident or proof of restitution
  • If you wish to confirm receipt of your entry and request, submit an additional copy of your entry and a self-addressed stamped envelope which will be date stamped and returned to you
  • Recommendations are usually returned to attorney of record no later than 10 days after the court date
Counsel will receive a written recommendation from the Prosecutor.  It is counsel's responsibility to notify the defendant of the recommendation. The recommendation will state if a court appearance is required, otherwise recommendations signed by both the attorney and client returned to the court with payment in full by the court date may be accepted.

Court dates can be found on Casenet.

Payments are not accepted or processed by the prosecutor's office.

Acceptance of Recommendation:

If the Prosecuting Attorney recommendation is payable outside of Court, and does not require an appearance, both the defendant and attorney must sign the recommendation and forward the signed document with payment to the Court prior to court date.

The court administrator will not accept payment on a recommendation until the signed recommendation has been filed with the Court. Prosecuting Attorney recommendations are not entered as court records until the signed recommendation has been filed with the Court.

If the recommendation is not accepted and paid in full by the court date and time, the defendant and the attorney must appear in person. It is counsel's responsibility to contact the Court to obtain a continuance.

To view status and case information please click here

PLEASE NOTE:    Due to changes by the Supreme Court to Rule 37.04, requests for recommendations mailed to the court will not be processed by the court. It is your responsibility to ensure that an entry of appearance is filed with the court and a separate request for recommendation is mailed to the prosecutor's office.

Requests for discovery:

Copies of police reports will be provided upon written request. Reports will be mailed in the SASE you provided with the recommendation letter or sent via email. If the police report indicates that a video has been made of the arrest and you wish a copy of the video, you must provide an email address. 

  • If you have further questions about discovery, please contact the Prosecutors Assistant, Lori Mullins at (314)993-3439.
Continuances and Request for Recall of Warrants: 

Must be e-filed with the Court.

Prosecuting Attorney Staff:

  • Ben Kloos, Prosecuting Attorney
  • Lori Mullins, Prosecuting Attorney Assistant, [email protected]
City of Ladue
9345 Clayton Rd
Ladue, MO 63124

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-4:00pm
(314) 993-3439

[email protected]

Payments to the Municipal Court
The Municipal Court accepts cash, check, money orders, cashier checks, and credit cards in person or by mail.  If you have received a violation that is payable online, you may also pay with credit card online.  Please note that if you wish to use your credit card (in person or online), there will be a non-refundable processing fee.

Please click here to pay your violation online.   You will need your name and ticket number.

NOTE:  Please allow 7-10 business days for your ticket to be processed.

If you are paying an attorney recommendation  you MUST email ([email protected]) a copy of your signed recommendation. Once the recommendation has been accepted by the court you will be able to pay your ticket online.