J. Michael Weilmuenster

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Belleville, Illinois

Weilmuenster, Keck & Brown, P.C.
J. Michael Weilmuenster
Weilmuenster, Keck & Brown, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1987

Education: Saint Louis University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007, 2012 - 2023

Weilmuenster, Keck & Brown, P.C.

3201 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226 Visit website


The principal attorney at Weilmuenster, Keck & Brown, P.C., in Belleville, Illinois, J. Michael Weilmuenster helps clients in and around southern Illinois with cases involving:

  • Construction injuries
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Trucking accidents
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Class actions
  • Federal tort claims
  • Federal Employers Liability Act

Obtaining his undergraduate degree with a major in economics and business administration from Vanderbilt University, Mr. Weilmuenster went on to pursue his legal studies at the Saint Louis University School of Law. While there, he was a finalist at the American Bar Association’s National Trial Advocacy Competition and was honored with the Everett Hullverson Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Earning his law degree in 1987, he was admitted to practice in Illinois the same year. He is also licensed in Missouri and before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois.

Mr. Weilmuenster stays connected with his legal circle by being an active affiliate in several prominent associations. He is a part of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s board of managers, and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Missouri Bar and the American Bar Association. A frequent speaker on personal injury law topics, he has presented at several seminars conducted by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

A seasoned personal injury litigator, Mr. Weilmuenster has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements worth millions of dollars during his legal career, spanning more than three decades. In addition, he has successfully prosecuted complex multimillion-dollar class action suits on behalf of severely injured clients. Honored for his accomplishments, The National Trial Lawyers have listed him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and the Law Bulletin Publishing Company has named him an Illinois Leading Attorney in personal injury litigation.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1987, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.weilmuensterlaw.com/jmw.php

  • An "Illinois Leading Attorney", 1997 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2008 - present
  • Illinois "Super Lawyers", 2007 - Present
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Spoken at Numerous Seminars, Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, 1996 - Present
  • Brooks v. Midwest Grain Products, 311 Ill. App. 3d 871 (3rd Dist. 2000)
  • Wisnieski v. Diocese of Belleville, No. 5-08-0615
  • Wisniewski v. Kownacki, 851 N. E. 2nd 1243 (2006)
  • Slimack v. Country Life Insurance Company, 227 Ill. App. 3d 287 (5th Dist. 1992)
  • Webb v. Morgan, 176 Ill. App. 3d 378 (5th Dist. 1988)
  • Ellington v. Bilsel, 255 Ill. App. 3d 233 (5th Dist. 1993)
  • Hendricks v. Riverway Harbor Service, 314 Ill. App. 3d 800 (5th Dist. 2000)
  • Parks v. Kownacki, 305 Ill. App. 3d 449 (5th Dist. 1999)
  • McArthur v. St. Mary's Hospital of Decatur, 307 Ill. App. 3d 329 (4th Dist. 1999)
  • Jacobs v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 291 Ell. App. 3d 239 (5th Dist. 1997)
Educational Background:
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, B.A., Major:  Economics and Business Administration
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Illinois, 1987
  • The American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • Board of Managers, The Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, 1998 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1987
  • Missouri, 1988

Office location for J. Michael Weilmuenster

3201 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226

Phone: 618-257-2222


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007, 2012 - 2023

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