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John F Medler Jr

About me

Attorney John Medler assists clients in the St. Louis area with personal injury, auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, spinal cord injury, catastrophic injury, workplace accidents, workers compensation, paraplegia and quadraplegia, aviation accidents, electrocutions, gas explosions, splip and falls, machinery accidents, medical malpractice, and more.  There is no fee unless you collect.  Call for a free consultation today at 314-727-8777.


John is the father of six children and works with his wife Tammy Medler at The Medler Law Firm.  He is the published author of three books.  He is dedicated to help injury victims get the compensation they deserve.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    1 thousand cases
  3. Trucking Accident: 10%
    500 cases
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
    200 cases
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 5%
    75 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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    Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington Military law Attorney
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  • Michael A. Gross

    John is an exceptionally smart and skillful trial lawyer. He is focused, thorough, and creative in his advocacy. We completed a comprehensive mediation training program together several years ago. I saw John unobtrusively but unquestionably take control of situation after situation. It was memorable.


    Michael Gross Appeals Attorney
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ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198905/11/2016
MOGood Standing, Active198801/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
2014 Litigator Awards WinnerTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2015
Top 100 Litigation LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Board Certified as Civil Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top-Rated Lawyer-LitigationMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Peer Rated Preeminent--Highest RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Lawyer of the WeekWirelawyer.com2014
Top Contributor-Personal InjuryAvvo2014
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Lifesaver AwardAmerican Red Cross2007
Vail AwardLegal Dept. of SW Bell2006
Up and Coming LawyerMissouri Lawyers Weekly2002
Golden Quill AwardWashington University1988
Lewis Powell Jr. Trial AwardWashington University Law School1988
Milton Napier Trial PrizeWashington University Law School1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Medler Law Firm LLC2009 - Present
General AttorneyAT&T1989 - 2009
AssociateCoburn, Croft & Putzell1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
SuperlawyersMember2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
MULTI-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2014 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
St. Louis County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Missouri State BarMember1988 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisMember1988 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. LouisLaw Related Education Committee1993 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Boating Negligence$495,000 settlement
Medical Malpractice case$400k settlement
Aviation case (co-counsel)$9.6M verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Rocket Books LLCWhat You Need to Know About Your Missouri Auto Accident Case2014
Rocket Books LLCWhat You Need to Know About Your Missouri Trucking Case2014
Rocket Books LLCWhat You Need to Know About Your Missouri Motorcycle Accident Case2014
Medler Law Firm BlogShould I Handle My Own Personal Injury Case?2014
Medler Law Firm Blog10 Mistakes Accident Victims Make in Thinking They Do Not Have a Case (When They Really Do)2014
Medler Law Firm Blog10 Mistakes Accident Victims Make Which Lead to The Over-valuation of Their Case2014
Medler Law Firm Blog12 Steps You Need to Take After an Accident2014
Medler Law Firm BlogWhat is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?2014
Medler Law Firm BlogWhat is Underinsured Motorist Coverage?2014
Missouri Bar JournalThe Right to Jury Trial Under the Missouri Human Rights Act1994
St. Louis Bar JournalSpoliation of Evidence in Civil Cases1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Brown UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AT&T Legal ConferenceTechnology in the Courtroom2007
Student Orientation (Mock Trial Problem drafter)High School Mock Trial Competition1993
Student Orientation (Mock Trial Problem drafter)Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition1992