J. Michael  Weilmuenster

Weilmuenster & Keck, P.C.
Weilmuenster & Keck, P.C.
3201 W Main St
BellevilleIL 62226
(618) 257-2222
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Michael Weilmuenster received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and earned his law degree form the St. Louis University School of Law in 1987. He is licensed to practice law in the States of Illinois and Missouri.


Since graduation from law school in 1987, Michael has limited his practice to personal injury litigation concentrating primarily in areas of medical malpractice, product liability, construction injuries, and childhood sexual abuse. He has obtained numerous verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000 for severely injured clients in complex personal injury lawsuits. In addition, in the past few years he has successfully prosecuted several multi-million dollar class action claims. Due to his success and reputation among his peers, he is recognized as an "Illinois Leading Attorney" in personal injury litigation. In addition, for over ten years he has been recognized as an Illinois "Super Lawyer" and a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.


He is a member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and also a member of ITLA's Medical Negligence Committee. Other professional affiliations include membership in the American Association for Justice, The American Bar Association, The Illinois State Bar Association, and The Missouri Bar Association.


Areas of Practice:

Medical Malpractice

Products Liability

Construction Negligence

Trucking Accidents

Work Injuries

FELA

Class Actions

Childhood Sexual Abuse

Federal Tort Claims

Litigation Percentage:

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1987


Missouri, 1988


U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1987


U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1987


U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1987

Education:

Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 1987

J.D.

Honors: Hullverson Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

Honors: Finalist, ABA's National Trial Advocacy Competition



Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

B.A.

Major: Economics and Business Administration



Representative Cases:

Brooks v. Midwest Grain Products, 311 Ill. App. 3d 871 (3rd Dist. 2000)

Jacobs v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., 291 Ell. App. 3d 239 (5th Dist. 1997)

McArthur v. St. Mary's Hospital of Decatur, 307 Ill. App. 3d 329 (4th Dist. 1999)

Parks v. Kownacki, 305 Ill. App. 3d 449 (5th Dist. 1999)

Hendricks v. Riverway Harbor Service, 314 Ill. App. 3d 800 (5th Dist. 2000)

Ellington v. Bilsel, 255 Ill. App. 3d 233 (5th Dist. 1993)

Webb v. Morgan, 176 Ill. App. 3d 378 (5th Dist. 1988)

Slimack v. Country Life Insurance Company, 227 Ill. App. 3d 287 (5th Dist. 1992)

Wisniewski v. Kownacki, 851 N. E. 2nd 1243 (2006)

Wisnieski v. Diocese of Belleville, No. 5-08-0615

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Spoken at Numerous Seminars, Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, 1996 - Present

Honors and Awards:

An "Illinois Leading Attorney", 1997 - Present


Illinois "Super Lawyers", 2007 - Present


National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2008 - present



Professional Associations and Memberships:

Illinois Trial Lawyer's Association, 1998 - Present


Board of Managers


The Illinois State Bar Association


The Missouri Bar Association


The American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions:

Kassly, Bone et al, P.C., Attorney/Partner, 1987 - 2000

Fraternities/Sororities:

Kappa Sigma

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