About Chelsea Merta, Attorney & Counselor at Law


Chelsea Merta is a lifelong public servant and community activist. She previously served as staff attorney for ArchCity Defenders, representing and advocating for homeless, indigent, and underserved women in the St. Louis County Municipal Court system. 

She serves on the young professionals boards for the Missouri Botanical Garden and was a founding member of the Young Friends of Brightside St. Louis. Chelsea is fluent in Spanish & speaks conversational French.

She also has served as a consultant for St. Louis-area legislators and policymakers, assisting with drafting legislation for consumer issues, environmental concerns, civil rights, women's rights, and social justice.

About Savannah Downs, Office Manager & Paralegal


Savannah Downs is our office

manager & paralegal. Originally from

a small town in Illinois, Savannah

brings experience, compassion, and

top-notch client relationship building

skills to our firm. Formerly an

ArchCity Defender herself, Savannah

has both non-profit and Big Law

professional backgrounds that assist

her in serving as the “gatekeeper” of

the firm.

Savannah is active in the social

justice community of St. Louis and

she enjoys hooping, gardening, and

attending music festivals all across

the country. She has given

presentations on holistic law to area

schools and she often is the first

point of contact for our clients.