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Brian M. Wendler

Brian M. Wendler

Practice areas:

Trucking Accident, Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Wrongful Death

About Me

Specializing in car crashes, trucking crashes, product liability, personal injury and wrongful death cases. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
    28 years, 400 cases
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
    28 years, 150 cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
    28 years, 150 cases
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 15%
    28 years, 100 cases
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%
    28 years, 10 cases



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Joel Ehrgott Brown

    I endorse attorney Brian Wendler. He is an outstanding and tenacious advocate for his clients. He also is very willing to help his colleagues when needed. I consider Brian to be at the top of his field, and would not hesitate to recommend my clients to him.


    Joel Brown Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ryan Everett Hodge

    Brian is one of the truly great trucking lawyers in this Country. He is passionate about getting justice for his clients and truly cares about them.


    Ryan Hodge Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Wendler Law, PC

900 Hillsboro, Suite 10
Edwardsville, IL, 62025-1202



MOGood Standing, Active198901/08/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198708/17/2015
INTemporary AdmissionUnknown08/04/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Clients Choice Award 2015Avvo2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Clients Choice Award 2014Avvo2014
Client's Choice Award 2013Avvo2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Clients' Choice Award 2012Avvo2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer AwardIllinois Trial Lawyers Association2005
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law1999
Dean's listSIU Law School1987
Research assistant/grantSIU Law School1986

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentWendler Law PC2005 - Present
PresidentWendler & Ezra PC1999 - Present
PartnerCarlson Wendler & Associates1990 - 1999
associate attorneyBernard & Davidson1988 - 1990
associate attorneyJohannes & Marron1987 - 1988


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Edwardsville Glen Carbon Little League AssociationBoard Member2001 - 2015
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - 2015
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1990 - 2015
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember1990 - 2015
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1987 - 2015
Madison County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Brdar v Cottrell, Cassens, General Motors$1,5000,000 verdict for plaintiff, after appeal interest net was nearly $2 million.
Lindhorst v International Paper, CH Robinson et alaward for plaintiffs
Torbit v Delavan/RyderVerdict for plaintiffs

See all Legal Cases 


Publication NameTitleDate
Amicus brief Illinois Supreme CourtAmicus Brief on behalf of Illinois Trial Lawyers2005
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationPetrillo Doctrine1999


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University, Carbondalelawjuris doctorate1987
Southern Illinois University, EdwardsvillePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Triad High SchoolGeneral EducationN/A1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National Moot Court CompetiitionNational Moot Court2012
Regional Moot Court CompetitionRegional Moot Court2011
National Moot Court CompetitionNational Moot Court2011
cooperative education programCareer Choices2005
seminarDiscovery Instruction for Attorneys2000
ITLA Shotgun seminarPetrillo Doctrine1999
Winning Your Case Before TrialMedical Review for Illinois Lawyers1998
BNSF Employees Railway meetingFELA For Railroad Workers1998
Asbestos and Silicosis In WorkersAsbestos and Silicosis1998
Union members group meetingRailroad Injuries1997