Firm Profile

Williams Venker & Sanders LLC

Headquarters

100 North Broadway, 21st Floor
St. Louis, MO 63102
United States
(314) 345.5000

Firm Details

We are based in St. Louis, Missouri, and are considered to be one of the Midwest’s premier litigation firms. Founded in 2001 by four partners with a total of eight decades of proven litigation experience, the firm has undergone planned, sustained growth, allowing us to broaden the scope of our litigation practice to a nationwide level. We now serve as both national and regional trial counsel for several major corporations and as trial counsel for the largest hospital groups in the St. Louis area. More than half of our partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and the firm has been consistently recognized for its outstanding work by Chambers & Partners.

Our diverse set of practice groups and additional business services allow us to offer clients full-service representation from first filing to appeal. We provide the depth, knowledge and skill often associated with larger law firms, but with the personalized approach, accountability and cost-effectiveness of a highly dedicated, mid-sized firm. With an early, realistic evaluation of each case and a highly efficient staffing model, we are able to maximize the client’s investment and develop an effective strategy for all phases of litigation. Our philosophy is that great client relationships are cultivated from great service and successful outcomes, and that’s exactly what we aim to deliver with each new interaction.

Management

Paul N. Venker
Managing Partner

Awards

  • Included in St. Louis Small Business Monthly's "Best in Quality" list
  • Named a "Go-To" Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies
  • Named one of the Best Law Firms by St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • Named a Patriotic Employer by the Office of Secretary of Defense
  • BTI Consulting's Client Recommendations Honor Roll
  • Named one of the Best Law Firms by St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • Named one of the Best Law Firms by St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • Named one of the Best Law Firms by St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • Recognized as Top Small Business (one of twenty) by St. Louis Small Business Monthly
  • Named a Finalist in the medium-sized company category for the "Best Places to Work" contest
  • Awarded 2nd place in the small-sized company category for the "Best Places to Work" contest

Clients

  • Ameren Services
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Company
  • BJC Healthcare
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Dell Computer Corporation
  • General Electric Company
  • Group Health Plan
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Lexington Insurance Company
  • Mercy Health System
  • Saint Louis University
  • Shell Oil Company
  • The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Waste Management, Inc.
 

About Our Clients

  • Pneumo Abex Company, LLC
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Waste Management, Inc.
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Sisters of Mercy Health System
  • Saint Louis University
  • XL Group
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Genesee & Wyoming Railroad, Co.
  • Lexington Insurance Company
  • Electric Insurance Company
  • Ameren Services
  • St. Anthony’s Medical Center
  • American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
  • Shell Oil Company
  • JB Hunt

Contacts

Steven P. Sanders
Commercial Litigation
314-345-5000
Paul N. Venker
Employment Law
314-345-5000
Theodore J. Williams, Jr.
General Liability/Transportation Law
314-345-5000
Paul N. Venker
Health Care
314-345-5000
Steven P. Sanders
Insurance Law
314-345-5000
Steven P. Sanders
Product Liability
314-345-5000
Thomas L. Orris
Toxic Tort
314-345-5000

Firm Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Railroad Law
  • Transportation Law

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Office Locations

United States

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Illinois

Illinois

Belleville, IL

23 Public Square, Suite 415

Belleville, IL 62220

United States

(618) 257.9200

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Edwardsville, IL

Mark Twain Plaza One, Suite 305-C

101 West Vandalia

Edwardsville, IL 62025

United States

(618) 659.9100

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Missouri

Missouri

Kansas City, MO

800 East Terrace 101, Suite 350

Kansas City, MO 64131

United States

(816) 200.5300

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St. Louis, MO

100 North Broadway, 21st Floor

St. Louis, MO 63102

United States

(314) 345.5000

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