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Phillip Arthur Tatlow

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Phil Tatlow

  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 12 years
    Illinois - IL 31 years
    Missouri - MO 32 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Phillip

Learn Phillip’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    Automobile and Trucking cases, Wrongful Death Cases, Premises Liability including OSHA violations, Asbestos cases.

    33 years, 250 cases

  2. Employee benefits
    30%
    ERISA Long Term Disability Cases, Life Insurance Cases, Accidental Death Cases, Breach of Fiduciary and Fraud due to the sale of bogus disability plan, 401K Stock drop cases

    33 years, 185 cases

  3. Workers compensation
    20%
    Accidents at work and Injuries to the whole body, neck, back, knees, Occupational Disease, Carpal Tunnel, Shoulders and elbows, Deaths, Burns and scarring. Permanent Total Disability and Second Injury Fund Cases. Cases involving chemicals/asbestos.

    33 years, 175 cases

  4. Civil rights
    10%
    Civil Rights cases for excessive force by police officers of sheriffs or deputies in the improper use of force in tasers, batons, using fists or feet to hit and kick people, or in failing to prevent suicides in a jail setting in Missouri and Illinois

    33 years, 15 cases

Mr. Tatlow represents people hurt in car crashes, truck wrecks and hurt in work accidents in the St. Louis metropolitian area and around Missouri, Illinois and even in Wisconsin. He is a trial attorney with over 27 years of experience representing people that have been injured at work, in car and truck crashes, hurt working in the factories, injured by defective products and injured or killed due to abuse and neglect occurring in nursing homes and hospitals. Phil has represented many clients throughout the St. Louis Metropolitian area, Jefferson County, Franklin County, St. Charles County, Cole County, Boone County, Randolph County, and other surrounding areas in Madison County and St. Clair County Illinois. He has handled many ERISA accidental death cases and ERISALong Term Disability cases in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Florida. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and in Wisconsin. Mr Tatlow has tried or mediated hundreds of Worker's Compensation cases, Social Security cases, Premises Liability cases, Civil Rights cases, Fraud cases and Automobile and Truck crashes and Work place accidents and wrongul death cases. He is admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Phil has been consulted with by other attorneys around the Country on ERISA litigation cases in states such as Nevada, New Mexico, Illinois, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Missouri and Texas. His ERISA based practice continues to grow as the accidental death, life and disability denials by insurance companies and corporations have increased in recent years. He has represented Professionals on ERISA Long Term Disability cases, including Dentists, Doctors, Trial Attorneys, Risk Managers, Cooking School Chefs/Teachers HR directors and Financial Services Consultants.

 

Mr. Tatlow has won at trial, mediation and obtaining successful recoveries for Wrongful Death and Serious Accident cases involving automobile crashes, trucking accidents, chemical exposures, excessive force and civil rights cases and in premises liability cases. He is willing to go the whole way to trial and through appeal. Phil and his firm and his Partner have over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury, accident cases, worker's compensation cases and in ERISA law.

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Location

Bollwerk & Tatlow, L.L.C.
10525 Big Bend Blvd
Saint Louis, MO, 63122

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Would recommend!
We were referred to Mr. Tatlow by another attorney to resolve an issue with our mother's long term care insurance. He was very knowledgeable and confident in his advice and helped us reach a favorable outcome. We would recommend him again!
Posted by Rick | July 21, 2022
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Highly Recommend
I have had to call upon the services of Mr. Tatlow/Bollwerk & Tatlow twice within the last few years for work related injuries. In both instances, he and his company went to work immediately on my case and took care of every aspect of the case(s) in a straightforward and professional matter. In my first case, my employers' attorney fought against a settlement, but eventually Mr. Tatlow's skills at the negotiating table won out, and I received a much higher settlement than I expected! In the second case, there was a settlement on the table within 6 months. I highly recommend Phillip Tatlow, along with his sister, Rebecca Tatlow (a recent addition to Bollwerk & Tatlow), for anyone requiring an attorney to fight for you against the large insurance companies.
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Posted by Nevelle | October 29, 2021
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Life Can Be Beautiful
After retiring from a high profile manufacturing facility a few years ago I was concerned about my hearing loss after 32 years of service, while voicing my fears with several colleagues not one or two of my co-workers spoke highly of attorney Tatlow but several recommended his services and I must admit he did not disappoint. He listened to my grievances and came up with a viable solution to resolve my workers comp case in a timely manner, I'm in the process of setting up a hotline with future retirees to pass along to help ease the burden of long term health issues.
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Posted by John | February 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phil Tatlow, excellent Personal Injury Lawyer
Phil Tatlow got me the maximum settlement in the Second Injury Fund by being tenacious against their lawyers who heartily contested my disability.He and his staff kept me informed through the whole ordeal with letters and phone calls.I would highly recommend Phil as a lawyer and a good person!
Posted by Jonathan | May 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
We turned to Phil to help pursue an insurance settlement following my daughter’s car accident. Phil’s vast legal knowledge of the insurance landscape is matched by his compassionate manner. Every step of the way, he made sure that both my daughter and I understood and were comfortable with what would happen next. We were very happy with the process and the result. I recommend Phil highly!
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2017
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Great Plan for Tackling the Case
We had a case with some unique challenges. Phil crafted a great strategic plan, and found the right resources that we needed to take the case to a positive completion. Phil was supportive during the entire process, and it was clear he had the perfect experience to help us through.
Posted by John | October 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Happy I Made The Call.
Mr. Phillip Tatlow was recommended to me by a very close friend who encouraged me to give Phillip's office a call. Phillip's staff had an appointment set up for me within a day or two.Phillip is very easy to talk to and I felt very comfortable discussing my situation with him.I have always considered myself a very dedicated and proud employee and have been with the same company for over 36 years. While working on a piece of equipment that had malfunctioned, I suffered a neck injury with pain radiating down my left arm. The injury was reported immediately and several day later, I was seen by the company's workman compensation doctor. Several test's, physical therapy and painful injections resulted in no pain relief. The company's doctors final opinion was that I needed a cervical fusion operation, but that he didn't think the injury was caused at work,said that it was a pre-existing condition and that the operation would not be covered by workers compensation insurance, there was nothing more that they could do. After giving Phillip all the information, he explained to me what he thought would be the best course to take and assured me that he would do whatever he could to help me. With Phillip's diligence and guidance, my cervical fusion operation was approved and performed by the doctor of my choice with all medical bills paid, and I was awarded a substantial amount to settle the case. I am very appreciative to Phillip and his staff for all the hard work and dedication it took to make this possible. I would highly recommend Phillip Tatlow to anyone who feels that they have been unjustly treated. John B. 2016
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Posted by Paul | November 16, 2015
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Trustworthy, Competent and Experienced
Trust, competence and experience are 3 very important qualities that are required when you need an attorney and Phillip Tatlow provided me with more than enough of all three. My case was lengthily, as well as complicated and he never once hesitated at spending the time and resources necessary to bring it to a positive conclusion. When I first approached Phil about my case he was more than forthright about my issues and he did not hesitate to develop a plan that allowed us to reach a successful conclusion. My experience with Mr.Tatlow has been nothing but positive and I would highly recommend him if you need an attorney. I'm confident that you'll be glad that you consulted with him. He is an excellent attorney and more importantly a good man.
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Posted by James | January 25, 2014
Phillip A. Tatlow - The Best of the Best
When I approached Phil about my job-related disability situation, I had very little hope that I had a case against the insurance company that my employer had hired. Within a couple of hours Phil had assured me that I did have a case and a very good chance of collecting funds due me. Over a period of years, because the insurance company initially denied my claim, Phil time and time again provided extraordinary professionalism, determination, experience and expertise which led to my being awarded the funds we were initially requesting, plus having his fees covered by the insurance company. Phil has fantastic communication skills which made it easy for me to understand the various steps he was taking and which gave me tremendous confidence that I had chosen the right attorney to represent me.
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Posted by Chris | January 26, 2011
Phil is top-notch
Phil is an exceptionally talented lawyer. I trust him and his firm absolutely to handle all of my legal matters.
Posted by Greg | January 25, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Tatlow represented me after an auto accident caused by a careless driver 15 years ago. As my medical bills piled up I knew I needed expert help and thank God for Mr. Tatlow. He did a great job for me and my family. I have since referred several friends to Mr. Tatlow for a variety of legal needs and we all agree that he is outstanding.
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Posted by William | January 7, 2011
William D. Sr.
Phil represented me in an ERISA case. After denying me three times by my company for the short term disability, the insurence company denied me long term disability benefits because of the denial for short term. For a little over a year I contacted at least 9 attorneys who all said my case was not winable and wouldn't be profitable for them. They didn't even check it out. I found Phil by chance and he said my case was a difficult one and I may not win, but he took on the case. After a couple of years dealing with what I call inept attorneys and insurance executives, the judge found in our favor. We even had to go to Federal Court and after a few questions that Phil handled ever so brilliantly we won again. I call Phil my Clark Kent. He is so mild mannered, but when push comes to shove, the cape comes out and he is almost indestructable. Phil will always have first shot in any legal matter I may have.
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Posted by Butch | January 5, 2011
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Tatlow represented my wife and I in what I considered to be a very complex personal injury case. We found him to be caring, committed and compassionate while exhibiting genuine concern for my physical well-being as a result of my injury. His knowledge of the laws pertaining to our specific case proved to be very extensive which served to instill confidence from the onset. It was obvious that the opposing attorneys respected Mr. Tatlow's integrity and abilities which I feel ultimately helped us gain a favorable settlement in the case. A most memorable moment of the case for me turned out to be the masterful way Mr. Tatlow deposed a less than honest insurance "hired gun" Physician. Justice was served when the Physician was exposed to be unscrupulous through Mr. Tatlow's skillful questioning. I would certainly recommend Mr. Tatlow to anyone in need of a stellar attorney.
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Posted by Ed | January 3, 2011
Effective, experienced, and professional
Phil Tatlow has the knowledge, skills, and desire necessary to successfully navigate the legal channels for his clients. I personally have used his legal services several times in the past few years and would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Bob | June 22, 2010
Personal injury attorney
Great attorney that is personal and willing to fight for your rights and stand up to insurance companies and big corporations. He took my case when know one else believed in me and helped me win a good recovery.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-475 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • Bollwerk & Tatlow, L.L.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner/Owner
  • Bollwerk, Ryan & Tatlow, L.L.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hockensmith, Tatlow, McKinnis & Hamill
  • 1991 - 2009

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Missouri
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fletcher v. Martarano et al
  • Plaintiff’s verdict $600,000 plus $186,000 arrorney’s fees; settled for $850,000 after appeal
  • D.H. v. Great West and Anheuser Busch
  • Payment of full policy limits of life insuance
  • M.S. v. Anheuser Busch and Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Award of policy limits of $100,000
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Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer in Personal Injury and Employee Benefits
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Missouri Top 100 Personal Injury Attorney
  • Top 100
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer in Personal Injury and Employee Benefits
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer in Personal Injury and Employee Benefits
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer in Personal Injury and Employee Benefits
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Superlawyer in Personal Injury
  • Superlawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • 10.0 Superb rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Super Lawyer in Missouri and Illinois
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Super Lawyer in Missouri and Illinois
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Super Lawyer in Missouri and Illinois
  • 2018
  • USA&M Mediation and Arbitration Services
  • ERISA 101: The Interplay between Social Security, Worker's Compensation and ERISA law
  • 2016
  • Missouri Bar: Small Firm and Solo Conference
  • ERISA Law In Your Non-ERISA Practice
  • 2015
  • 8th Circuit Annual Social Security Convention
  • The Interplay Between Long Term Disability (ERISA) and Social Security Disability
  • 2014
  • 2014 Annual Worker's Compensation Institute (Missouri )
  • Temporary and Permanent Disability Benefits
  • 2014
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Ethics in Personal Injury LItigation and Automobile Accidents
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington University Law School Seminar sponsored by USA&M
  • ERISA 101: The Interplay between Social Security, Worker's Compensation and ERISA law.
  • 2016
  • MIssouri Bar Small Firm and Solo Conference
  • ERISA Law in Your Non-ERISA Practice
  • 2015
  • 2014 Annual Worker's Compensation Institute (Missouri)
  • Permanent Disability, Temporary Benefits and Ethics in Worker's Compensation
  • 2014
  • 2014 8th Circuit Annual Social Security Conference
  • The Interplay Between Long Term Disability (ERISA) and Social Security Disability
  • 2014
  • Automobile Accident Litigation
  • Automobile Accident Litigation: Ethics and Hot Topics
  • 2011
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Automobile Accident Litigation
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Phillip
Employee benefits Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Phillip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Insurance Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Phil is a wonderful lawyer and human being. That's why we opened our partnership up to him about 18 months ago. He is simply the best at handling life and disability insurance appeals. He also cares a great deal about his clients and he goes the extra mile for them at all times. You won't find a more professional and fair-minded lawyer than Phil."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Phil for 15 years, and have had the opportunity to see the quality of his legal work first hand. Phil is fine attorney who focuses his practice on helping people who have been harmed by broken promises or negligent acts. Phil is a passionate advocate for his clients interest. Phil has fought against large corporations who have caused serious physical harm to his clients. Phil has also taken on big insurance companies who have denied his clients insurance benefits under ERISA. I recommend Phil without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and had the pleasure to work with Phil Tatlow for nearly 20 years. Phil is an excellent lawyer, well respected in our legal community and has only his client's best interests at heart. I refer clients to Phil because I know that he will take good care of their needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Phil is a lawyer for lawyers and others interested in someone who seeks the truth and seeks to recover that which should have been paid to claimants long before the claimant retained him. He has an excellent grasp of legal issues. I would use him if I ever get into a dispute with an insurance company. He is a competent, ethical and quite able advocate."
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