R.I.P. Frank Anzalone; Clayton Attorney Defended Those No One Would Touch


Anzalone posing last year in his cluttered Clayton law office. - PHOTO: JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Photo: Jennifer Silverberg
  • Anzalone posing last year in his cluttered Clayton law office.
Clayton attorney and Brentwood resident Frank Anzalone died Monday of complications from a heart condition and diabetes. He was 62.

The Post-Dispatch today has a touching obit on Anzalone, who gained notoriety around town for defending people who few other lawyers would touch -- those convicted of murder, drug dealing and prostitution who often could not afford to pay him for his counsel.

Last year Riverfront Times followed Anzalone around for a few days for a profile of the disheveled and somewhat eccentric attorney. You can read that story here.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.