Phone: (618) 277-1000
Fax No.: (618) 233-1637

Court/Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1977
  • Missouri, 1983
  • United States District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1978
  • United States District Court Central District of Illinois, 1992
  • United States Supreme Court, 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1995


  • J.D., St. Louis University, 1977
  • B.A., University of Missouri-Rolla; Southern Illinois University, 1974

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Counsel

John Wendler has practiced in the areas of automobile negligence, insurance defense and business law for the past 38 years.  He has been with private firms and managed a field litigation office for CIGNA Insurance in the past.  He has practiced in all areas of Missouri and Illinois and has practice in Federal Court in Illinois. He has also had experience in courts in Chicago, Illinois and the Kansas City, Missouri area.  He taught construction law at the SIU Edwardsville School of Energy for 27 years.  He has jury and administrative trial experience.  He has advised clients on state, federal and local issues.  In the past he has been a speaker at a number of continuing education seminars.  He has had extensive experience on challenging expert witnesses under the Frye and Dauber Rules.  John is familiar with Medicare reporting and compliance and has Appellate experience.  John maintains an extensive workers compensation defense practice.

John grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois and was a scholarship athlete in football.  He received the Lloyd K. Harris award at SIU Edwardsville for being the outstanding government student.

Practice Areas

  • Toxic Torts
  • Construction Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Law