Injured at work or in an accident? Need help with your disability appeal? I am here to help!For 21 years, I have helped people get the compensation they deserve when injured in an accident.Has your Social Security Disability or SSI claim been denied? Let me put my skills to work for you.For 21 years, I have handled MO workers' compensation cases. Let me put my experience to work!ERISA long term, short term disability and accidental death appeals handled successfully for many.
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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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1993||11/18/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1991||02/06/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Co-recipient of Volunteer of the Year, 2011||Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||2011|
|AV Rating (Highest Rating Possible)||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|Partner||Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Owner||Jill S. Bollwerk, LLC||2000 - 2003|
|Attorney||Welsh and Hubble||1998 - 2000|
|Attorney||Toft & Dorothy||1996 - 1998|
|Attorney||Hoffman & Wallach||1994 - 1996|
|Attorney||Kell, Custer, Weller, Miller & Hays||1991 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Association of Missouri Mediators||Member||2012 - Present|
|Workers' Injury Law&Advocacy Group||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||2007 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1993 - Present|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||Member||1991 - Present|
|Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys||Member||1991 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||Member (also member of ADR Committe)||1990 - Present|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Workers Compensation Section||Secretary||2003 - 2005|
|The Paralegal's Guide to Auto Injury Litigation||Case Intake and Investigation||2015|
|The Paralegal's Guide to Auto Injury Litigation||Evidence and Discovery||2015|
|Handling the Workers' Compensation Case from Start to Finish||Recovery from Third Parties||2015|
|Handlng the Workers' Compensation Case from Start to Finish||Overview of Laws and Concepts||2015|
|Advanced Workers' Compensation||Selected Issues in Workers' Compensation Law||2013|
|Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes, NBI||Subrogation Procedures and Issues||2012|
|NBI||3 Chapters of "How to Start Your Own Solo Practice"||2007|
|NBI||"Litigating the Claim" The First Step and "The Hearing" - Workers' Compensation Hearings in Missouri||2001|
|Saint Louis University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Southern Illinois University||Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|The Paralegal's Guide to Auto Injury Litigation||Case Intake / Evidence and Discovery||2015|
|Handling the Workers' Compensation Case from Start to Finish||Overview of Law / Third Party Recovery||2015|
|Advanced Workers' Compensation||Selected Issues||2013|
|Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes||Subrogation Procedures and Issues||2012|
|NBI Seminars||How to Start Your Own Solo Practice||2007|
|MATA Annual Convention||ERISA Rights of Reimbursement||2007|
|NBI Seminars||Workers' Compensation Hearings in Missouri||2001|