John L. Wilbers

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in St. Louis, Missouri

The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC
John L. Wilbers
The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Insurance Coverage; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 2003

Education: University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia)

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2016
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The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC

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


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

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Insurance Coverage

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2003, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

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
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
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), 2020
  • MoCann Board of Directors, 2020
  • The Magic House, Benefactor, 2020
  • Board of Directors, Soulard School, St. Louis, Missouri, 2020
  • Pro Bono Legal Service - Engage in fifty hours of pro bono work each year in service of indigent clients., 2020
  • Community Outreach Center, Hayti, Missouri - Benefactor, 2020
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Department of Transportation - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Student Pilot License, 2020
  • $2,000,000.00 Settlement  - Huddleston v. Moneky (Watercraft Accident), 2020
  • $1,400,000.00 Settlement - Nurifa A. v. Steven D. - Automobile Accident, 2023
  • $3,600,000.00 - Confidential Settlement - Trucking Case, 2022
  • $850,000.00 Settlement - Estate of Robinson v. Greenwell.   45th largest Civil Rights settlement in the United States in 2020., 2020
  • $750,000.00 Settlement - Christopher T. v. L.K., 2021
  • $925,000.00 Settlement - Joseph M., et al. v. Rogers, 2021
  • $1,000,000.00 Settlement -  Tenecia Blue et al. v. K. Logan - Ms. Blue was severely injured in a motor vehicle collision and underwent multiple surgeries to her cervical spine., 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
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Top 50 Settlements in the United States in 2020 for Civil Rights Violation Settlements.  #45 in United States in 2020. Estate of Robinson v. Greenwell, $850,000.00., 2021
  • Top 50 Civil Rights Verdicts or Settlements in the United States, 2022
  • Top 100 Wrongful Death Settlements in the United States in 2020., 2021
  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020) -Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian registry, a Web-based platform that provides public access to biographies of Marquis listees who have exhibited selflessness and dedication to causes greater than themselves. The individuals who have been honored with this prestigious award are described as philanthropists, or those who advocate for human welfare or social reform. From health care to international outreach, Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarians are individuals who strive to make a positive impact on their communities and the world.  Mr. Wilbers received the award for his ambition, awareness, achievements, and selfless acts., 2020
White Papers:
  • One of Missouri's top trial lawyer's continues the pursuit to serve others by leading the emerging medical cannabis industry in the State., "Lifetime Achievement Award" - The Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2021., Legal, Medical Cannabis, Marquis Who's Who, 2021
  • Saint Louis Magazine.   John Wilbers featured as the face of Service., "Faces of St. Louis", 2022
  • Feature in May 2022 Forbes Magazine on John L. Wilbers as Managing Partner of The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC, and CEO of Blue Arrow Botanicals, LLC., Top Executives - John L. Wilbers, Business, 2022
  • Marquis Magazine of Who's Who feature on John L. Wilbers, "John L. Wilbers recognized for Excellence in Law", Marquis Magazine, 2021
  • A man struck by a boat propeller while at a company retreat reached a $2 million settlement with his employer., Missouri Lawyers Weekly, "Man cut by boat propeller settles with employer for $2M", 2020
  • Settlement obtained by The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC, featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly - August 20, 2018., Missouri Lawyers Weekly - "Financial Manager Receives 785k for Injuries in Crash", Legal, 2018
  • 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., How New Legislation May Affect Your Right to Bring Suit, 2020
  • Settlement obtained by The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC, featured in Missouri Lawyers Weekly - January 4, 2016., Missouri Lawyers Weekly - "Iowa Trucking Company Settles With Car Passengers", Legal, 2016
  • Marquis Who's Who most distinguished honor based upon career longevity, philanthropic endeavors, and lasting contribution to society.  Out of 1.5 million biographies, a handful is selected for this recognition., Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who, 2021
  • This award is for individuals who have distinguished themselves by meritorious participation in an act, operation, or for prolonged service of a humanitarian nature directed toward an individual or groups of individuals., Humanitarian Award, Marquis Who's Who, 2021
  • Selected as on of the "Best Trucking Accident Lawyers in St. Louis" , "Best Trucking Accident Lawyers in St. Louis" - Expertise Magazine, Expertise, 2021
  • Recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyer for dedication, achievements, and leadership in personal injury law., Marquis Who's Who Top Lawyers, Marquis Who's Who, 2020
  • Selected as one of the "Best Workers Compensation Attorneys in St. Louis" based on availability, qualifications, reputation, experience, and professionalism., "Best Workers Compensation Attorneys in St. Louis", Expertise, 2021
  • , Featured Listee, "Who's Who in America", Marquis Who's Who, 2020
  • , Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who's Who, 2020
  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Catastrophic Injuries and Death

Office location for John L. Wilbers

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

Phone: 314-667-4586


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  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2016

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