Skip to main content
Jill S. Bollwerk
Avvo
Pro

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. 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. 

More 

Photos and Videos

1852950 1307132157

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Workers Compensation: 30%
  2. Car Accidents: 25%
  3. Appeals: 20%
  4. Social Security: 15%
  5. Defective and Dangerous Products: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Edward Albert Gilkerson

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

    More 

    Edward Gilkerson Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Kerr Schleiffarth

    I endorse this lawyer.

    More 

    James Schleiffarth Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC

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

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199305/14/2015
MOGood Standing, Active199101/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
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

Associations
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
American Association for JusticeMember1993 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember1991 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember1991 - Present
Missouri BarMember (also member of ADR Committe)1990 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
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

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

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
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