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The POWER List: Nelson G. Wolff

Staff Report//June 27, 2022

The POWER List: Nelson G. Wolff

Staff Report//June 27, 2022

Schlichter Bogard & Denton

Nelson WolffNelson Wolff has been involved in some of the biggest railroad-injury cases in Missouri history.

Earlier this year, he secured an $8.3 million settlement for a freight railroad conductor who lost part of his leg when he was knocked from a train at a wastepaper collection facility. It exceeded a $7 million settlement that Wolff reached in a similar case in 2015 in St. Louis County. In 2014, he won a $12.5 verdict in Jefferson County for a railroad worker whose leg was crushed by a slow-moving freight train after he tripped and fell onto the tracks.

He also is involved in a long-running case in Missouri federal court alleging hundreds of children have suffered brain damage from industrial smelting operations in Peru.

Wolff is a former member of the board of governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and he is a longtime member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys. He also is a co-founder and benefactor of the D.L. Wolff Scholarship Fund at the University of Missouri School of Law in honor of his father, a renowned civil rights attorney.

He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri in 1992.

The POWER List: Personal Injury Law 2022

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