Jill Bollwerk graduated in the top 5% of her class with a BA degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale in 1987. 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 2003, her good friend and law school classmate, Daniel T. Ryan, joined her, followed by another classmate, Phil Tatlow, in 2009 and formed the current firm, "Bollwerk, Ryan & Tatlow, LLC."
Jill has been trying cases before various tribunals for the last 20 years. She has handled numerous 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.
Her legal memberships include the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group, and the Lawyers Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Jill has volunteered her time with various programs sponsored by The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Jill has received an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest given by that organization.
A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Ms. Bollwerk resides with her husband and two teenage children in South St. Louis County.