John L. Wilbers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC
 | 130 S Bemiston Ave, Suite 406
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-721-3040
Fax: 314-721-3052
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

John L. Wilbers is an attorney and partner at The Wilbers Law Firm LLC, in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Wilbers represents individuals and/or their families who have sustained serious personal injury or death due to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and falls, and watercraft accidents or experienced other catastrophic injuries throughout Missouri and Illinois. He also handles workers’ compensation matters.

Mr. Wilbers earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri Robert J. Trulaske, Sr., College of Business and obtained a law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. During law school, he gained legal experience by clerking for the Supreme Court of Missouri. He also served as an instructor for the University’s Business College and was Chairman of the law school’s Honor and Ethics committee.

In addition to his University education, Mr. Wilbers received a certificate from Georgetown University’s Bryce Harlow Institute on Business & Government Affairs. He has been admitted to practice law since 2003 and is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, and Montana.

Before joining The Wilbers Law Firm LLC, Mr. Wilbers worked for two private firms in St. Louis, litigating on behalf of railroad workers injured on the job. This experience was fundamental in developing his knowledge of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act.

Outside of his law practice, Mr. Wilbers is active in various professional legal organizations. He belongs to the State Bars of Missouri, Illinois, and Montana, St. Louis County and Cole County Bar Associations, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and the American Association for Justice.  Mr. Wilbers and his wife, Laura, have three children, and are active in several non-profit organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Bad Faith Insurance


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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2016

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  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly - "Financial Manager Receives 785k for Injuries in Crash" (2018) - Settlement obtained by The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC, featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly - August 20, 2018.

  • How New Legislation May Affect Your Right to Bring Suit (2020) - John L. Wilbers testifies at a Missouri House of Representatives Judicial Committee hearing in opposition to the proposed "Statute of Repose", and illustrates how family members who lost loved ones in the "Duck Boat" tragedy would have been barred from recovery pursuant to the proposed statute.

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly - "Iowa Trucking Company Settles With Car Passengers" (2016) - Settlement obtained by The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC, featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly - January 4, 2016.

  • About John Wilbers

    Admitted: 2003, Missouri

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    • Selected as a member of the organization, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, National Trial Lawyers, 2020
    • looked at ninety-eight (98) car accident law firms in St. Louis, Missouri, and picked The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC, as one of the 12 Best St. Louis Car Accident Attorneysbased on reputation, credibility, experience, availability, and professionalism., Best Car Accident Attorneys in St. Louis,, 2019
    • Selected for membership by Lawyers of Distinction via a method and system to select distinct attorneys based upon verifiable objective criteria, including case results, honors and awards, google reviews, avvo reviews, legal experience, educational background, verdicts and settlements, professional activities, pro bono / community service, and lectures/publications., Lawyers of Distinction, Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
    • 10 Best Attorneys - Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2017
    • Million Dollar / Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Membership limited to Trial Lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in Advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award, or settlement in the amount of One Million Dollars or more., Million Dollar / Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2018
    • Selected by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as one of the Up and Coming Attorneys in the State of Missouri in 2015., Up and Coming Attorney, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2015

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Department of Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Student Pilot License, 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys  , 2003
    • Member, Illinois Bar Association  , 2008
    • Member, Cole County Bar Association  , 2003
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2016
    • Member, Missouri Bar Association, 2003
    • Chairman, Law School Honor and Ethics Committee, 2002
    • Member, Montana Bar Association  , 2005

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • St. Louis County Adopt-A-Family Project  (The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC, adopts one of 100 neediest familes in St. Louis County and makes their holiday season brighter through the donation of gifts to said family), 2019
    • Board of Directors, Soulard School, St. Louis, Missouri, 2019
    • Pro Bono Legal Service - Engage in fifty hours of pro bono work each year in service of indigent clients., 2019
    • Community Outreach Center, Hayti, Missouri - Benefactor, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lectured students at the University of Missouri Business School on topics concerning legal issues in business., Instructor, Business Law, University of Missouri Crosby School of Business, 2002
    • Served as a motivational role model/speaker to financially disadvantaged urban youths interested in the practice of law., Guest Speaker - Influential Attorney of St. Louis, Speaker - Ferguson 1000 - Urban Youth Development City of St. Louis, Ferguson 1000, 2019


    • $2,000,000.00 Settlement  - Huddleston v. Moneky (Watercraft Accident), 2020
    • $1,250,000.00 Settlement - M.S. v. J.B.E. (Confidential - MVC); $875,000.00 Settlement - Meeks v. Kane Mechanical (Premises Liability)$850,000.00 Settlement  - Robinson v. Pemiscott County, et al.(Wrongful Death, Title IX)., 2019
    • $1,300,000.00 Settlement - Marshall et al. v. Funderburk; $1,050, 000.00 Settlement - D. Ash v.(Confidential Settlement)$500,000.00 Settlement  - Ralston v. Deutsch; $500,000.00 Settlement - Morgans et al. v. (Confidential Settlement)., 2018
    • $11,500,000.00 Judgment - James Coleman v. Richard Farney;   $1,050,000.00 Settlement - Gregg Lippert, et al. v. Matthew Lawing;  $1,000,000.00 Settlement - Christian Summers, et al. v. Lunning Trucking Co.;   $1,000,000.00 Settlement - B.S v. (Confidential Settlement);  $750,000.00 Settlement - A.C. v. (Confidential Settlement);   $600,000.00 Settlement - Lillian Sanders v. Arturo Cordero, C.A.W., LLC;   $500,000.00 Settlement - P.T. et al. v. (Confidential Settlement);   $250,000.00 Settlement - Lisa Taca v. James Collier      , 2017


    Educational Background:

    • Certificate from the Bryce Harlow Institute of Business and Government Affairs at Georgetown University, 1999
    • University of Missouri Crosby School of Business, Masters of Business Administration, 2002
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    Office Location for John L. Wilbers

    130 S Bemiston Ave
    Suite 406
    St. Louis, MO 63105

    Phone: 314-721-3040

    Fax: 314-721-3052

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    Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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