John has spent over 25 years handling personal injury and death cases. He is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. As of June 2014, only 23 personal injury lawyers in St. Louis held this distinction. Membership in these groups is limited to those personal injury lawyers who obtained significant verdicts or settlements on behalf of their clients. Such verdicts include a $5.77M judgment for fraud and invasion of privacy, over $2M in settlements for a spinal cord injury victim, and $9.6M to the relatives of an aviation crash. John has a perfect 10.0 rating in the fields of Personal Injury, Truck Accidents, Auto Accidents, and Wrongful Death with the independent rating service Avvo.com, an online service which rates lawyers on their legal abilities, peer recognition, and ethical standards. He is a recipient of the 2014 Avvo Clients’Choice Award and the Top Contributor Award. John is peer-rated with Martindale Hubbell, and received their highest rating of Preeminent in 2014. He was one of five lawyers in the State selected by Missouri Lawyers Weekly as “Up and Coming Lawyers.” He is a recipient of the Milton F. Napier Trial Prize, the Lewis Powell Jr. Trial Award, and the Golden Quill Legal Writing Award. John was also ranked by his attorney peers in the personal injury legal community through Martindale Hubbell, and received the highest distinction, AV Preeminent.
John is a native of St. Louis. He attended St. Louis Priory High School. For college, he attended Brown University, an Ivy League School and one of the top colleges in the country. He then attended Washington University Law School, where he graduated in the top of his class.
John also received the SBC Vail Award and the Humanitarian Lifesaver Award from the American Red Cross and KSDK Channel 5 after he saved a co-worker’s life when he had a heart attack in the office.
John is the former General Attorney for SBC Communications and AT&T, where he handled the companies’ complex personal injury, wrongful death, and class action cases. John and Tammy are the parents of six children, three boys and three girls.
John is licensed in Missouri, Illinois and California.
Tammy Medler has spent over twenty five years handling complex litigation matters, including medical malpractice cases, catastrophic injury cases, death cases, workplace accidents, automobile accidents, and other types of cases in which people were injured.
She is the recipient of the International Trial Lawyers Award presented by Washington University Law School. She was one of six students on the law school's national mock trial team. She is the recipient of the Golden Quill Award for excellence in brief writing.
After clerking for Judge Crandall on the Missouri Court of Appeals, Tammy worked at a large defense firm for the first nine years of her career. In 1997, Tammy became weary of representing large corporations and felt that she was better suited to help those in need--wrongful death claimants, auto accident and workplace accident victims, and victims of medical malpractice. At the same time, her oldest son was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and Tammy experienced firsthand the difficulty which sick and injured people and their relatives face when navigating through the American healthcare system. She left the large defense firm and opened her own law practice, and since that time has only represented plaintiffs. In 1996, the Medlers adopted a little girl from Russia, and in 2002, adopted another girl from Guatemala. Tammy was so moved by the experience that she began handling legal recognitions for families adopting internationally. Tammy provided excellent representation for her injured clients while at the same time raising a family of three boys and three girls.
Having spent many years on the defense side, Tammy is well-equipped to counter the defenses asserted by the large corporations whose negligence has caused her client's injuries.
Tammy is licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, and would be honored to review your case for free and get you the justice you deserve.