Phillip Tatlow

Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC
10525 Big Bend Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63122
(314) 315-8111

Phil Tatlow has been a litigator since 1991. Mr. Tatlow is licensed to practice law in the states of: Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. He has handled cases in jurisdictions in Missouri and Illinois.  Phil has handled many hearing before the Division of Worker's Compensation and the Social Security Administration.

He has practiced in the Missouri Court of Appeals, and Circuit Courts around Missouri. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District Court of Missouri and in the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Phil handles Federal Litigation of ERISA disability, life and accidental death cases in Missouri and Illinois Federal Courts and also does Civil Right's litigation.

Mr. Tatlow obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1986. His Father was trial lawyer and his Mother was an author of short-stories. This background helped prepare him for his legal career in personal injury, in representing working men and women, and for his work in the courtroom. Mr. Tatlow worked with the developmentally disabled before law school where he helped start a group home for Mildly Mentally Disabled Women in Columbia, Missouri.

Mr. Tatlow is a Member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Illinois State Bar Association; The Missouri Bar Association; the Wisconsin Bar Association; the American Association for Justice; and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, The Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Top 100 Missouri Trial Attorneys, Multi-Million Advocates Forum and a Member of Super Lawyers.

Phil handles Automobile, Trucking Personal Injury cases, Premises Liability Cases, Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse cases, Wrongful Death and Brain Injury cases, Worker's Compensation cases, ERISA Long-Term Disability Cases, Civil Rights Cases and Accidental Death and Life Insurance cases. He has also handled railroad crossing accident cases and Asbestos cases. Many of his clients are injured people that have insurance disputes involving accidents,  injuries, death and disability matters. Mr. Tatlow has also handled numerous hearing loss claims for clients exposed to industrial noise at work and injuries due to repetitive trauma or accidents at work. Some of his clients include firemen, factory workers and individuals that drive over the road rigs. Other clients have included attorneys, doctors, corporate executives, and even insurance company representatives that are wronged by the company or insurance companies on payment of their benefits, pensions, disability benefits or other insurance disputes.

Phil has handled Civil Rights Litigation in Federal Court and other civil litigation involving fraud in real estate matters, insurance contracts, breach of contract and general personal injury litigation. Mr. Tatlow has represented police officers, Sheriffs, deputy sheriffs and law enforcement officers accused of Excessive Force and violation of Civil Rights in dozens of cases. He has also represented injured parties who were the victim of excessive force and has successfully tried to a jury eight (8)  of the Federal Civil Rights cases in Federal Court. He was successful on Motions for Summary Judgment or during mediation on a number of other civil rights cases.

Phil has handled over 150 jury and bench trials in Missouri and Illinois State and Federal Courts and Administrative Tribunals. He has handled in excess of 175 ERISA cases involving claims for employees for long-term disability benefits, life insurance proceeds or accidental death benefits. Many of these are granted during the administrative or mediation process, but some have to go all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Mr. Tatlow has worked with numerous union clients that have been deprived of their rights by insurance companies or their employers. He has successfully resolved many cases through mediation and arbitration. Phil has also represented Physicians and Attorneys on Long-Term Disability cases in the ERISA context.

Phil has served as a lecturer for the Missouri Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys on personal injury topics such as: Ethics in Personal Injury Litigation, Successful handling of automobile accidents and damages. He has served as a reviewer of Missouri Bar CLE books on damages and personal injury matters. He has lectured to Insurance Claims examiners and attorneys on Worker's Compensation and to the 8th Circuit Social Security Conference on ERISA law and how this impacts Social Security law. Mr. Tatlow has lectured on ERISA law at the Missouri Small Firm and Solo Attorney Conference and to other attorneys at the Washington University Law School Courtroom on behalf of USA&M. He has served as a presenter to the Missouri Paralegal Association Annual Conference on How to Handle Worker's Compensation Claims.

Phil is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and is rated 10/10 by AVVO, which are both the highest ratings given by these Lawyer's rating services. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Personal Injury law and ERISA. Super Lawyers is a service in Missouri and Kansas ranking lawyers in Mo and KS.  Only 5% of lawyers are recognized as a Super Lawyer.

Phil is proud to be a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates forum. The Million Dollar Advocates forum is for members winning a verdict, award or settlement in excess of One Million Dollars. The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to members receiving a verdict, award or settlement of a case in excess of Two Million Dollars. Less than 1% of U.S. Attorneys are members.

Phil is honored to have been selected as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Missouri and also as a member of the Top 100 High Stakes Litigators in Missouri.

Reported Cases: Dieser v. Continental Casualty Co., 440 F. 3rd 920 (CT. App 8th Cir. 2006); Barnett v. Gibson, 986 S.W. 2d 509 (Mo App ED 1999); Bauer v. Consolidated Freightways Co., 867 S.W. 2d 610 (Mo App ED 1993); Feltrop v. Johnson, 864 S.W. 2d 360 (Mo App ED 1993), Thompson v. Hubbard, 257 F.3d 920, Ahearn v. Fibreboard Corp., 162 F.R.D.505, Ballard v. Prudential Ins. Co of Am, 2013 US Dist LEXIS, 166067, Touhey v. Hartford, 2013, US Dist. Lexis, 174973, Ennis v. Prudential Ins. Co. of AM, 2013 US Dist. LEXIS 7118, Jordan v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., 2012 US Dist., LEXIS, 5158, Fletcher v. Tomlinson, et. al, 4:14-cv-00999RLW, 2016 U.S. District Court of Missouri.
ISLN: 901451444, Fletcher v. Tomlinson, No. 16-4399, 2018 U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit.