Maxwell G. Murtaugh focuses his practice on fiduciary litigation, civil litigation, and trust administration.  He has a broad range of experience in all aspects of the trial and appellate processes – ranging from drafting pleadings, preparing writs to the appellate court, and giving closing arguments.

A native St. Louisan, Max received his undergraduate degree from Occidental College in California in 2011. After graduation, he taught English to elementary students for a year in Busan, South Korea. Afterwards, Max returned home to attend Saint Louis University School of Law where he graduated magna cum laude in 2015.

During law school Max was an editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal and had an article dealing with statutory interpretation chosen for publication. In recent years, The St. Louis Bar Journal published an article he authored dealing with burdens of proof in Missouri estate and trust litigation.

Prior to joining Rossiter & Boock, LLC, he gained an array of legal experience working at Land of Lincoln Legal Services and interning for both Mercy Hospital and the Catholic Immigration Law Project.


  • St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, J.D., magna cum laude, with concentrations in Health Law & International Law, 2015
  • Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, B.A., cum laude, English, with a Minor in Mathematics, 2011  
  • St. Louis Priory High School, St. Louis, Missouri, 2007

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri, 2015
  • Illinois, 2016

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis


  • The St. Louis Bar Journal, Spring 2016: Burdens of Proof in Missouri Estate and Trust Litigation
  • The Saint Louis University Law Journal, Fall 2014: The PLRA’s Dividing Language: Statutory Interpretation and Applying the Attorney's Fees Cap at the Appellate Level