The Medler Law Firm, APC is dedicated to providing caring legal counsel to accident victims in the Orange County area.
Have you been injured in an accident?
This is a very difficult time for you. You have medical bills. You may be in a lot of pain. You are worried about how this accident is going to affect the rest of your life. And while you are trying to recover from your injuries, or death of a loved one, caused by the negligence of someone else, the insurance company for the other side is out building a case against you. Don't try to handle this by yourself. Let us help you. We promise that we will fight for you. There is no fee unless you win your case.
Over 50 Years Combined Experience
Our firm has combined experience of over 50 years. If you were about to undergo serious surgery, would you want a surgeon five years out of medical school, or someone who had been handling procedures like yours for over twenty-five years? When you are looking for lawyers, find out how long the lawyers handling your case have been practicing. Often you will find that they have only been practicing 5 or 6 years. Experience counts. Each of the lawyers at the Medler Law Firm has been handling personal injury matters for over 25 years. John Medler is a graduate of Brown University and Tammy is a graduate of Washington University, two of the best colleges in the country.
Highest Independent Ratings
Avvo.com is a website which provides independent ratings of lawyers in different fields. Lawyers are rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with a 10.0 being a perfect score. Ratings are based upon experience, peer recognition, and professional conduct. John Medler is rated a perfect 10.0 on Avvo. Avvo also allows lawyers to answer visitors' legal questions for free. Then visitors can rate which lawyer gave them the most helpful answer. John Medler was awarded the Clients' Choice Award, awarded to the lawyers who provide the most helpful advice to visitors on the site. John Medler was also awarded the Top Contributor Award.
The Medler Law Firm, LLC
2030 Main Street Suite 1300
Irvine CA 92614
Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm
Accidents are often caused by the negligence of another individual. Maybe they ran a red light. Maybe they were texting while they were driving. Maybe they were not paying attention. In those cases, the negligent party should pay for the damage.
Accepting Responsibility for Mistakes
A person may drive through a red light and total your car. A truck driver might fall asleep at the wheel and smash into your car after driving halfway across the country on no sleep. Your doctor may hit an artery during your routine surgery. A corporation's dangerous product may kill your child. But do those people accept responsibility for their own mistakes? No. They leave you picking up the pieces for their mistakes. And then they hire their pack of lawyers and insurance adjusters to nickel and dime you to death, delay court proceedings, say it's all your fault, and unfairly twist the facts.
Don't you find it astounding that another person or corporation can seriously injure you in an accident, or kill your loved one, and then walk away, denying all responsibility for their misdeeds, and hide behind their insurance adjusters and lawyers?
I have spoken to many injured and medical malpractice victims. Many of them tell me: if the doctor would have just admitted he made a mistake, I don't think I ever would have sued him. If the guy had just agreed to pay my medical bills and fix my car, I never would have sued him. If the insurance adjuster would have just been fair with me, I would have never even talked to a lawyer. The people that I have met generally do not like filing lawsuits. The people that I have met aren't greedy fakers trying to get compensation for a non-existent injury. The people that I have met are good people who just want to be treated fairly, who just want to get back to the place they were before their injury or their accident. Many of them tell me that they want to bring a lawsuit to make sure that a dangerous practice is stopped or to make sure safety protocols are put in place so that another person is not injured in the future. That is a noble objective.
Experienced lawyers like the ones at The Medler Law Firm are here to help when those negligent parties refuse to accept responsibility for their mistakes.
Why hire a lawyer?
Many people believe that they can handle their case on their own. Check out our video archive and see our video on why that is a bad idea. First of all, you probably think that if you handle your case yourself, you can avoid paying the lawyer's fee and save yourself some money. The Insurance Defense Research Council conducted a study which found that, on average, an injury victims who retained counsel obtained settlements 3.5 times higher (and some other literature says 5 times higher) than those victims who decided to handle their case on their own. So even factoring in the payment of the attorney's fee, you will come out way ahead if you hire a lawyer. Second, you can make dramatic mistakes if you try and handle your case by yourself. Don't make this mistake. Hire the experienced lawyers at The Medler Law Firm and we will be there with you every step of the way.
Legal Help for Victims
Each of our lawyers have been handling these specific injury and wrongful death cases for over twenty-five years. We have the experience to help you get the fair compensation you deserve. Whether you have a small whiplash injury or a more extensive injury like paraplegia, quadraplegia, burns, or other catastrophic injury, we can handle your case, large or small. And we have the experience to handle all different types of cases, from motorcycle accidents, to workplace and machinery accidents, to trucking accidents, to electrocutions to gas explosions. No matter what type of case, we will be there to help you.
What can you recover?
We will pursue all damages available in your case, including compensation for past medical bills, future medical bills and surgeries, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, disfigurement, permanent disability, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and, if appropriate, punitive damages. We will not let the insurance company lowball you. If you hire our firm, we will get you all of the legal compensation that you deserve.
Call The Medler Law Firm Today
You need to find the best St. Louis injury lawyer for your case--someone who can fight back on your behalf against these people and obtain the compensation you deserve. We will make them accept responsibility for their mistakes. Call us today for a free consultation at 314-727-8777.
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. Less than 30 personal injury lawyers in St. Louis hold 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 the highest insurance bad faith settlement in Missouri in 2016, for $7.25M, 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, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He is a recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Award in 2016 from Missouri Lawyers Weekly. 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 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, Arkansas and California.
Bar Number: 2015100
Bar Number: 38533
Bar Number: 6200105
Bar Number: 266474
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.
Bar Number: 38534
Bar Number: 6200106
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington University St. Louis