Areas of Competence:
Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Construction, Consumer, Contracts, Employment, Insurance, Labor, Medical Malpractice / Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Liability / Malpractice, Social Security, Workers Compensation
Mediator, Arbitrator, Special Master
Jill Bollwerk completed her undergraduate studies in December, 1987 and graduated in the top 5% of her class with a B.A. in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale in 1988. She earned her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 1991.
Jill is admitted to practice before all Missouri and Illinois state courts, the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Ms. Bollwerk began her law career representing injured individuals in automobile and premises liability litigation, workers' compensation matters and in Social Security Disability appeals for two prominent St. Louis plaintiff's firms. She also spent a brief period of time working as a trial attorney for a major insurance company. After 10 years of practice, she started her own firm, "Jill S. Bollwerk, LLC," wherein she dedicated her career to representing injured individuals. In 2009, Phil Tatlow joined the firm and it evolved to "Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC."
Jill has been trying cases before various tribunals since 1991. She has handled countless jury trials, bench trials, workers' compensation hearings, and Social Security hearings, and she has briefed and argued many appeals before both state and federal courts as well as before the Missouri Labor & Industrial Relations Commission. Jill regularly mediates for the St. Louis County landlord-tenant pro se housing court mediation program and is certified by the Better Business Bureau as an arbitrator in its BBB Auto Line Program.
- Missouri Bar Association
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (co-chair, Emergency Response Team)
- American Association for Justice
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
- Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group
- B.A., Communications / Radio-Television, Southern Illinois University, 1988
- J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 1991
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