John S. Wallach

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Law Offices of John S. Wallach, P.C.
 | 1034 S Brentwood Boulevard, Suite 1900
St. Louis, MO 63117
Phone: 314-732-4022
Fax: 314-241-2215
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney John S. Wallach is the founder and owner of The Law Office of John S. Wallach, P.C., located in St. Louis, Missouri. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer with almost 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Wallach devotes his practice to protecting the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients across Missouri, as well as Illinois, who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:

·        Personal injury

·        Medical malpractice

·        Workers' compensation

·        Product liability law

·        Motor vehicle accidents

Throughout his career, Mr. Wallach has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those in need, earning his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and solidifying his reputation as one of the area's leading injury attorneys. Among his numerous awards and honors, Mr. Wallach holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and Superb ratings on AVVO. In addition, he has received recognition from The Best Lawyers in America©, and The National Trial Lawyers have named him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country.

A 1977 graduate of Emory University, Mr. Wallach attended Washington University School of Law, where he served as primary editor for the Urban Law Annual of Washington University. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1980, and The Missouri Bar admitted him to practice that same year. The Illinois State Bar Association admitted him in 1981, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Missouri and the U.S. Claims Court.

Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Wallach is an active member of numerous local, state and national professional legal organizations, including the American Bar Association, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, where he has served on the board of governors for many years. He also supports his local community through his involvement with various civic organizations, and he serves on the board for both Jazz St. Louis and The Sheldon Concert Hall.

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Practice Areas
  • 70%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 10%Workers' Compensation
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Personal Injury - General
Focus Areas

Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About John Wallach

Admitted: 1980, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America: Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury-Plaintiff; Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Best Lawyers in St. Louis, Saint Louis Magazine, Plaintiff Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Board of Governors)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • U.S. Claims Court, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1982
  • Missouri Bar 1980; Illinois Bar 1981; Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys: Board of Governors, 1988-2001, 2008-present; American Association for Justice (Sustaining Member); American Bar Association; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; St. Louis Lawyers Association; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Sheldon Concert Hall
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Alumni, Washington University Law
  • Brain Injury Litigation Network
  • United States Attorney's Hate Crimes Task Force
  • Board Chair, Anti-Defamation League, MO/So. Ill (2006-2010; 2012); President of Board, American Society for Technion, St. Louis (2000-01); US Attorney's Hate Crimes Task Force; Board member, Jazz St. Louis; Board member, The Sheldon Concert Hall

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Primary Editor, Urban Law Annual, Washington University, 1979 – 1980


  • Sample Verdicts and Settlements: Product Liability, Vehicle Rollover, Quadriplegia: $90 Million Verdict and $36.9 Million Verdicts (case tried twice). These verdicts were the 4th and 10th largest verdicts in the country in their respective years. Case ultimately settled, amount confidential. Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose Abdominal Perforation, Settlement: $2.9 Million. Automobile, Intoxicated Driver, Wrongful Death: $4.5 Million Settlement. Medical Malpractice, Birth Trauma, Brain Injury: $2.5 Million Settlement. Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose Kidney Failure: $1.9 Million Settlement. Product Liability, Defective Automobile Transmission, Spine Injury: $3 Million Settlement. Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death of Elderly Man, Failure to Diagnose Aspiration: $1.5 Million Verdict. Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death of Elderly Woman, Failure to Diagnose Perforation following Colonoscopy: $1 Million Verdict. Negligence of Warehouse, Property Damage, $2.8 Million Settlement; Product Defect, Forklift, $2.25 Million Settlement Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death of Newborn: $770,000 Verdict; Medical Malpractice, Surgical Complications, $850,000 Settlement; Motorcycle Accident with Head Injury, $1.4 Million Settlement. Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death of Young Woman, $700,000 Settlement; Nursing Home Negligence, Wrongful Death, $480,000 Settlement; Medical Malpractice, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Injury (gallbladder surgery), $450,000 Verdict.

Educational Background:

  • Emory University B.A. (1977); Washington University J.D. (1980)

Industry Groups

  • Defective Products
  • Medical And Professional Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
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Office Location for John S. Wallach

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

Phone: 314-732-4022

Fax: 314-241-2215

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Last Updated: 2/19/2019

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