Jeff Wehmer, Associate

Jeff Wehmer

Biography

Jeff Wehmer joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2014 and focuses his practice primarily on products liability and premises liability litigation, while also serving clients with accounting malpractice, business litigation and fiduciary litigation defense. Jeff has also obtained numerous guardianships and conservatorships for disabled individuals and minor children, helping them receive the necessary care and appropriate benefits. Working with diverse clients from industries including manufacturers, sellers, property owners and managers, and from industries including insurance, heavy machinery, small and medium sized enterprises, transportation and real estate, Jeff has gained experience in products and premises litigation, commercial litigation, insurance defense, shareholder litigation and corporate formation.

Developing a personal relationship is integral to Jeff’s work with clients, and he invests time in learning about their businesses, their competitive landscape and finding an approach to legal situations that best represent their goals and interests. “Sandberg Phoenix has a unique combination of big firm resources and a small firm culture,” Jeff says. “The focus is on placing the client first and that really resonates with me.” Interacting with clients new and old is one of the most rewarding aspects of his career. Jeff’s aggressive, consistent approach to litigation and client service continues to help him forge and maintain client relationships.

Jeff serves on the firm’s recruiting committee and is a mentor in the firm’s summer associate program. Outside the office, Jeff enjoys golf and being outdoors. He’s a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and when he’s not at Busch Stadium, he watches games with his adopted pit bull Barkley.

Background

Earning undergraduate degrees in Finance and Economics from the University of Missouri – Columbia, Jeff graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He was also named to the Dean’s list each of his eight semesters and received multiple scholarships. Jeff was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternities and served on the latter’s Executive Board as Rush Chair and as an Alumni Liaison.

Jeff went on to earn his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude, where he was a recipient of the Dean Scholarship and received multiple Academic Excellence Awards in courses such as Legal Research and Writing, Evidence and Trial Advocacy. He also served as a Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant.

Jeff is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Lawyer’s Association of St. Louis, and was selected to, and is a member of, the Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court.

In 2018, Jeff was named one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “30 Under 30,” an award given to young professionals with a high level of professional achievement and community involvement. Also in 2018, Jeff completed the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers’ Trial Academy.

He volunteers with the St. Louis Humane Society and is a Junior Board Member of Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK).

Jeff has also been an editor of the Journal of the Missouri Bar in the areas of probate and trust law.

Jeff is licensed to practice law in the states of Missouri and Illinois and in the Federal Districts of Eastern Missouri, Western Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Successes

Publications
Co-author, “Employee or Independent Contractor? How the Effects of Classification Impact Employer Liability,” IADC Defense Counsel Journal Volume 83, Ed. 1, January 2016

Presentations
Panel Member, “Bottom Up: The Next Generation is Changing the Profession,” Presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division, February 2018.

BIOGRAPHY

Jeff Wehmer joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2014 and focuses his practice primarily on products liability and premises liability litigation, while also serving clients with accounting malpractice, business litigation and fiduciary litigation defense. Jeff has also obtained numerous guardianships and conservatorships for disabled individuals and minor children, helping them receive the necessary care and appropriate benefits. Working with diverse clients from industries including manufacturers, sellers, property owners and managers, and from industries including insurance, heavy machinery, small and medium sized enterprises, transportation and real estate, Jeff has gained experience in products and premises litigation, commercial litigation, insurance defense, shareholder litigation and corporate formation.

 

Developing a personal relationship is integral to Jeff’s work with clients, and he invests time in learning about their businesses, their competitive landscape and finding an approach to legal situations that best represent their goals and interests. “Sandberg Phoenix has a unique combination of big firm resources and a small firm culture,” Jeff says. “The focus is on placing the client first and that really resonates with me.” Interacting with clients new and old is one of the most rewarding aspects of his career. Jeff’s aggressive, consistent approach to litigation and client service continues to help him forge and maintain client relationships.

 

Jeff serves on the firm’s recruiting committee and is a mentor in the firm’s summer associate program. Outside the office, Jeff enjoys golf and being outdoors. He’s a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and when he’s not at Busch Stadium, he watches games with his adopted pit bull Barkley.

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