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Jill S. Bollwerk

Jill S. Bollwerk

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Car Accidents, Appeals, Social Security, Defective and Dangerous Products

About Me

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. She now practices with her friend and classmate, Phil Tatlow, and they formed the current firm, "Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC."


Jill has been trying cases before various tribunals for the last 24 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 appeals courts as well as before the Missouri Labor & Industrial Relations Commission.  
Her legal memberships include the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 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 and MATA. 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 and her husband, Andy, live in South St. Louis County and have two adult children.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Car Accidents: 35%
  2. Workers Compensation: 35%
  3. Appeals: 15%
  4. Social Security: 10%
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 5%



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Edward Albert Gilkerson

    Jill is very effective lawyer and provides a great service to her clients. .


    Edward Gilkerson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Kerr Schleiffarth

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Schleiffarth Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC

10525 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, MO, 63122-6227



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199308/17/2015
MOGood Standing, Active199101/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Co-recipient of Volunteer of the Year, 2011Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys2011
AV Rating (Highest Rating Possible)Martindale-Hubbell2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBollwerk & Tatlow, LLC2003 - Present
OwnerJill S. Bollwerk, LLC2000 - 2003
AttorneyWelsh and Hubble1998 - 2000
AttorneyToft & Dorothy1996 - 1998
AttorneyHoffman & Wallach1994 - 1996
AttorneyKell, Custer, Weller, Miller & Hays1991 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Missouri MediatorsMember2012 - Present
Workers' Injury Law&Advocacy GroupMember2009 - Present
National Organization of Social Security Claimants RepresentativesMember2007 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Workers Compensation SectionSecretary2003 - 2005
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1993 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember1991 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember1991 - Present
Missouri BarMember (also member of ADR Committe)1990 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
The Paralegal's Guide to Auto Injury LitigationCase Intake and Investigation2015
The Paralegal's Guide to Auto Injury LitigationEvidence and Discovery2015
Handling the Workers' Compensation Case from Start to FinishRecovery from Third Parties2015
Handlng the Workers' Compensation Case from Start to FinishOverview of Laws and Concepts2015
Advanced Workers' CompensationSelected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law2013
Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes, NBISubrogation Procedures and Issues2012
NBI3 Chapters of "How to Start Your Own Solo Practice"2007
NBI"Litigating the Claim" The First Step and "The Hearing" - Workers' Compensation Hearings in Missouri2001


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Southern Illinois UniversityCommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Paralegal's Guide to Auto Injury LitigationCase Intake / Evidence and Discovery2015
Handling the Workers' Compensation Case from Start to FinishOverview of Law / Third Party Recovery2015
Advanced Workers' CompensationSelected Issues2013
Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage DisputesSubrogation Procedures and Issues2012
NBI SeminarsHow to Start Your Own Solo Practice2007
MATA Annual ConventionERISA Rights of Reimbursement2007
NBI SeminarsWorkers' Compensation Hearings in Missouri2001