Alvin A. Wolff, Jr.

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in St. Louis, Missouri

Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers
Alvin A. Wolff, Jr.
Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Alternative Dispute Resolution; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 1979

Education: Saint Louis University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2023

Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers

1034 S Brentwood Blvd
Suite 1900
St. Louis, MO 63117 Visit website


Alvin A. Wolff Jr. is a senior trial attorney at the law firm of Morgan & Morgan, located in St. Louis, Missouri. Focusing his practice on personal injury matters, he takes on cases involving birth injuries, boating accidents, brain injuries, car accidents, medical malpractice, negligent security, spinal cord injuries, truck accidents, dog bite and animal attacks, slip-and-fall accidents and wrongful death. 

With a genuine concern for his clients and a passion to aggressively defend the rights of those who have been harmed due to another party’s negligent, ignorant and careless actions, Mr. Wolff is a diligent and dedicated attorney. A zealous and tireless advocate for his clients’ interests, he provides personalized solutions for each client’s unique case and has an unwavering commitment to their needs. 

With over 43 years of legal experience, Mr. Wolff is considered the lawyer’s lawyer and has been a mentor for numerous attorneys. He has presented and lectured in several renowned legal associations on various topics. He has obtained many favorable settlements and verdicts for his clients.

With a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Mr. Wolff obtained his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University. While in law school, he was a part of the lawyers research cooperative, which is a research-based business for private practice lawyers. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Colorado.

After law school, Mr. Wolff started his own law firm, where he handled personal injury, wrongful death and medical negligence cases for more than 42 years. He is actively involved in the legal field and is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Commanderie de Bordeaux.

Honored for his extensive experience and exceptional legal work, Mr. Wolff has been listed in the Lawyer of the Year in medical malpractice by The Best Lawyers in America. He was also the recipient of the Albert Einstein Award by the American Technion Society and the Richard Weiss Young Leadership Award.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Birth Injury, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Informed Consent, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 30% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Alternative Dispute Resolution

First Admitted: 1979, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Pedal The Cause
  • The Boy Scouts of America
  • The Hope Lodge Cancer Hospice
  • The Jewish Community  Center
  • Little League Baseball
  • The Jesters Club
  • The Kidney Foundation
  • COCA
  • Yampa Valley Community Foundation
  • St. Louis Jewish Federation
  • JCC
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Evans Scholars
  • The Humane Society
  • President, ATS, 1997 - 1999
  • Lift for Life
  • Matthew Dickey Boys Club
  • Previous Chair - American Society for Technion; Current Vice Chair- St. Louis Jewish Community Center
  • Vice President St. Louis Jewish Community Center, 2006 - 2012
Representative Clients:
  • Stafford v. Neurological Medicine, Inc., 811 F.2d 470 (C.A.8 (Mo.), 1987
  • Shelton v. St. Anthony's Medical Center, 781 S.W.2d 48 (Mo.), 1989
  • Mccoy v. Lemons, 794 S.W. 2d 339 (Mo. App E.D.), 1990
  • Walls v. City of Overland, 865 S.W.2d 839 (Mo. App.), 1993
  • Brown v. Lanrich, 950 S.W. 2d 235 (Mo. App.), 1997
Firm News (Newsletters):
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Over 100 jury trials to verdict.  Numerous 7 figure settlements in areas of Trucking, Medical Malpractice, Birth Trauma, Motorcycle, Bicycles Motor Vehicle Collisions and other types of catastrophic injuries.  All cases are different and are decided on their own merits.
Educational Background:
  • Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, A.B., 1976
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1995
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Richard Weiss Leadership Award, JCC St. Louis for Outstanding Leadership, 2009
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Consumer book for persons injured in an accident on how and why to hire a lawyer.  Primarily for bikers and bicyclists but can be utilized by anyone injured in a wreck., Missouri Bicycle and Motorcycle Accident Handbook, 2009
  • Your Rights Following A Bicycle Accident-St. Louis Biking Association-Collinsville, IL, January 30, 2010
  • Outside the Box with the Internet In Medical Malpractice Cases-Missouri Bar, July, 2008
  • Reptile MIST Cases, Atlanta, 2012
  • Case Selection St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association , August, 2010
  • ABOTA-Trial Presentation -Masters In Trial- St. Louis, MO, May 2009
  • Combating Defenses of Malingering in Head Injury Cases-AAJ Steamboat Springs, CO March, 2008
  • Jury Bias-Western Trial Lawyers-Steamboat Springs, CO March, 2007
  • Negligent Credentialing Issues In Medical Malpractice-AANLC- Anaheim, CA March, 2005
  • Representing the Jehovah's Witness Client-AAJ Palm Springs, CA February, 2005
  • Jury Bias Issues-Missouri Bar-St. Louis, MO June and July, 2004
  • Obtaining, Preparing and Deposing Expert Witnesses MATA St. Louis, MO April, 2003
  • Missouri Bar-Medicare Lien Reduction and Subrogation-Kansas City MO May, 2002
  • Picking the Right Jury in the OB Malpractice Case-UMKC-Kansas City, MO December, 1997
  • Lead Article St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Journal Summer 2010-Case Selection
  • Why I'm A Trial Lawyer- MATA Advocate July 2008
  • A Trial Lawyer's Perspective of the Manufactured Hysteria In The Medical Malpractice Arena-St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine November, 2002
  • Trial Techniques-Death on A Common Carrier: Getting the Recovery Your Client Deserves-The Trial Lawyer, Vol 23 No.3, May-June, 2000
  • Current Resources for the Birth Trauma Litigation Lawyer-AAJ-BTLG Newsletter June, 1999
  • The Prosecution Defense of a Malpractice Case: Trial Pointers-NBI March, 1999
  • Settling the Malpractice Case-Missouri Lawyers Weekly, June, 1998
  • Overcoming Jury Bias In the Age of Jury Bias-The Missouri Trial Attorney May, 1997
  • Trial of an Intraosseous Infusion Case-Trial Diplomacy Journal March/April, 1996
  • Maximizing Damages in Personal Injury Cases-MATA Advocate April, 1996
  • Bad Faith Litigation In Missouri-NBI, 1995
  • Premises Liability-The Missouri Trial Attorney-October, 1995
  • Premises Liability-The Missouri Trial Attorney-October, 1995
  • Trial of a Wrongful Conception Case-Trial Advocacy Journal-November, 1994
  • Medical Software Makes Plaintiff's Attorney More Efficient- St. Louis Computing February, 1993
  • Cross-Examination of Independent Medical Witnesses- St. Louis Lawyer September, 1991
  • Art of Advocacy Opening Statement- Chapter 51-"Inaccurate Diagnosis on Insurance Form Resulting In Suicide Matthew Bender, July, 1990
  • The Plaintiff's Attorney's Role During Defendant's Pending Criminal Charges-The Missouri Trial Lawyer July, 1990
  • Produce Aisles Can Produce A Lawsuit-The Shelby Report August, 1989
  • Don't Invite A Lawsuit-Job Safety Consultants September, 1989
  • Ten Ways to Inexpensively Improve the Value of Your Case At Trial-The Missouri Trial Lawyer May, 1988
  • Master-Cross Examination of Experts-Trial March, 1998
  • Available on request.  Over 75 presentations and publications.
  • Award given for outstanding contribution (time not money) to St. Louis Jewish Community Center, Richard Weiss Leadership Award, 2009
  • Best Lawyers In America 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Civil Trial Advocate, National College of Advocacy, 1996
  • Certified, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 1998
  • Albert Einstein Award American Technion Society
  • Richard Weiss Leadership Award JCC, 2009
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who, 2009
  • Award for outstanding contribution to school., Albert Einstein Award, American Society for Technion, 2001
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • ABOTA Missouri Chapter- Secretary, 2010
  • Past Governor, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, St. Louis University Law School
  • Cellarmaster St. Louis Commanderie de Bordeaux, 2008 to present
  • Missouri, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1979
  • Colorado, 2005

Office location for Alvin A. Wolff, Jr.

1034 S Brentwood Blvd
Suite 1900
St. Louis, MO 63117

Phone: 314-241-2500


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