Jeff Wehmer

Shareholder in St. Louis, MO

Shareholder Jeff Wehmer joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2014. His legal practice focuses primarily on product liability and premises liability litigation, while also serving clients with business litigation and fiduciary litigation defense. Jeff works with diverse clients including designers, manufacturers, sellers, and property owners and managers, and from industries including consumer and recreational products, insurance, heavy machinery, small and medium sized enterprises, transportation, and real estate.

Developing a personal relationship is integral to Jeff’s work with his clients. He invests time in learning about his clients’ businesses and competitive landscape, and finding an approach to legal situations that best represent their goals and interests. 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 continue to help him forge and maintain client relationships, including with one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America and one of the nation’s largest real estate development and property management firms. Related to the latter, Jeff regularly defends property owners and managers, including specializing in negligent security cases.

In 2024, Jeff was named a Best Lawyer in America for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants. In 2021 and 2022, Jeff was named a Missouri and Kansas Rising Star in product liability by Super Lawyers. In 2018, Jeff was named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 30 Under 30 class, 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.

Jeff serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee, Professional Development Committee, and is a leader in the firm’s summer associate program.

Outside the office, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife Deane and their Goldendoodle Donnie, playing golf, and being on the water. Jeff is a Missouri Athletic Club member where he currently serves as a Board of Governor and on the Governance Committee.


Product, Asbestos & Toxic Tort Liability Personal Injury & Tort Defense Fiduciary & Trust Litigation Commercial Litigation Construction Litigation Fire & Arson Defense Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith Mechanics Liens Wealth Planning & Individual Services


Automotive Construction & Development Consumer Products Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Heavy Machinery Insurance Litigation Manufacturing & Distribution Recreational Products Transportation Hunting & Sporting Goods