The Prosecuting Attorney is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen. The City is represented by the firm Engelmeyer & Pezzani LLC, in which Tony Pezzani serves as the Prosecuting Attorney. Prior to his appointment in June 2019, Tony served as the Assistant Prosecutor, a position he held since January 2014.
The Prosecuting Attorney is largely responsible for prosecuting defendants in Des Peres Municipal Court. The City may pursue charges at the Prosecuting Attorney's discretion.