Phillip A. Tatlow

Phillip A. Tatlow

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC
 | 10525 Big Bend Road, St. Louis, MO 63122
Phone: 314-315-8111
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Employee Benefits (30%),
  • Civil Rights (10%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (10%)
Attorney Profile

Phillip Tatlow has been representing injured plaintiffs since 1991. He often represents union workers and their families who have ERISA cases for life, disability, and accidental death. He has done numerous personal injury matters involving individuals injured in car accidents, nursing home negligence, railroad accidents, and injuries that occurred at work. In the ERISA context, he has represented workers, supervisors, and employees against major corporations and prevailed in federal court and administrative appeals and mediations in over 100 such cases. In the past few years Mr. Tatlow has successfully represented such clients as surgeons, trial attorneys, nurses, corporate managers, and real estate agents in pursuit of long-term disability claims, claims for buyouts of life insurance policies, or accidental death claims. He is currently licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

About Phillip Tatlow

Admitted: 1991, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Attorney in Personal Injury, National Trial Lawyer's Association, 2017
  • Phil is please to retain his distinction of AV by Martindale Hubbell. This is considered the top rating by Martindale Hubblell., Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Phil continues to be top rated by Avvo at 10.00 out of 10.00 for his legal skills., AVVO, 2016
  • Phillip is rated 10/10 by Avvo which is considered Superb and is Avvo's best rating for an attorney., AVVO
  • Mr. Tatlow was AV rated the first time Martindale rated him and is pleased to retain that distinction., AV rated, Martindale

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin Bar Associations.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Phil continues to serve as a driver of floats in the annual St. Louis 4th of July VP parade., 2016

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Phil was pleased to serve as a co-author of a seminar booklet on ERISA law on behalf of United States Arbitration and Medication. He along with three other attorneys presented a seminar at Washington University School of Law on ERISA law to other attorneys and practitioners on ERISA topics such as Current Issues in ERISA Claims and the Interplay with SSD, Workers Compensation and Personal Injury cases, Discovery and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Issues in ERISA policies and claims., Presenter and Author, ERISA 101: Current Issues in ERISA Claims and the Interplay with SSD, Worker's Comp and Mediation, United States Arbitration & Mediation: The Best Practice Series Seminar, ERISA, Law, 2016
  • Wrote paper and presented seminar to attorneys at the annual Missouri small firm and solo conference on how ERISA works and the implications that ERISA subrogation and reimbursement claims for health insurance has in Personal Injury cases and the interaction between ERISA and Social Security and worker's compensation Law., Author and Presenter, ERISA Litigation in your non- Erisa Practice at the Annual Small firm and Solo Conference, Mo Bar Association, Missouri Small Firm And Solo Conference, 2015
  • Authored and presented topic of ERISA and the interplay with Social Security Law for 8th Circuit Social Security Disablility Annual Conference., Author and Presenter, The Interplay between ERISA and Social Security, 8th Circuit Social Security Disablity Conference, 2014
  • Wrote chapters and presented several topics including: Permanent Disablity and Ethical Considerations from the Claimant's Perspective for annual Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation Seminar., Presenter and Author, Fundamentals of Workers' Compensation Law, Sterling Education Services, 2014

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • In Touhey v. Cigna, Mr. Tatlow obtained policy limits on a Long Term Disablity Policy for a chief fundraiser for Maryville University along with 7 years of interest and an award of $75,000 in attorney's fees after Cigna twice denied him claiming he retained the ability to work in sedentary employment. This was a Federal ERISA case in St. Louis Missouri and is further discussed along with the award on his web site. The award with interest was approximately $225,000 and attorney's fees., 2014
  • In Fletcher v. Tomlinson, Plaintiff sued four St. Louis City Police officers, Joseph Tomlinson, John Moton, Nicholas Martorano, Jonathan Carroll, the City of St. Louis, Corizon Medical Center and a Jail Doctor and nurses for excessive force during an arrest and for inadequate medical care while being held in the St. Louis City jail. Plaintiff's tried the case in the United States District Court Eastern Division of Missouri,  against the four officers and received a jury verdict for $600,000 in damages against two of the officers, John Moton and Nicholas Martorano ($200,000 in actual damages, and $400,000 in punitive damages). In addition, Plaintiff has received an award of $185,969.91 in attorney's fees and costs for a total judgment of $785,969.91. Plaintiffs resolved the case against Defendants Corizon Medical, the jail, the jail Doctor and the Nurses under a confidentiality agreement prior to trial and proceeded to trial against only the individual officers. This excessive force claim alleged that the officers punched, tasered and hit Plaintiff with baton and a blackjack, when he was being arrested and when he was already subdued in handcuffs and was not resisting arrest. He further alleged that the officers shut off the video camera in the arrest to prevent any evidence of the force used from coming into evidence. Plaintiff suffered a broken eye socket, a broken cheek, a broken nose, bruising about his body and kidney failure that needed hospitalization to improve. He alleges that he has headaches and needs periodic visits to a doctor due to the injuries suffered in the arrest. The verdict was in August 2016 and the Attorney's Fees and Costs awarded by the Court were in October, 2016.

Representative Clients:

  • Phil routinely represents Anheuser Busch Union workers such as brewers and bottlers, as well as a variety of other trades on worker's compensation claims, work accidents, long-term (ERISA) disability issues, life insurance and accidental death benefit cases., 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • 2000 to 2016 AV rated by Martindale, 2000
  • AVVO Top Rated

Educational Background:

  • Phil graduated from St. Louis University with a Juris Doctoris of Law. , 1991
  • Phil graduated from the Universiy of Missouri with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology, 1986

Industry Groups

  • Employee Benefits
  • Personal Injury
  • Office Location for Phillip A. Tatlow

    10525 Big Bend Road
    St. Louis, MO 63122


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    Last Updated: 4/4/2017

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