John L Wilbers


Attorney John L. Wilbers started his legal education long before he ever went to college. His father, L.H. “Bud” Wilbers, practiced law at The Wilbers Law Firm since before John was born. Growing up watching his father help victims of negligence in St. Louis instilled a strong sense of community in him. Today, he continues his father’s work both in and out of the courtroom.

His path to legal work set at a young age, John went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. 

While in law school, John served as a student senator, joined the Honor and Ethics Committee, and clerked for the Missouri Supreme Court.

His successes only continued after leaving law school. Before joining his family law firm, he worked at a nationally recognized personal injury firm. During that time, he represented injured railroad workers throughout the United States.

Almost Two Decades of Practicing Law

Eventually, John decided to join his father’s law firm. Working in a small firm offers many advantages and allows him to better understand his clients’ needs and offer each one personalized attention. 

John has obtained several multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements while a partner at The Wilbers Law Firm. In 2015, he won an $11.5 million judgment in a drunk driving accident that was the 14th highest in Missouri at the time.

His clients aren’t the only ones who appreciate his dedication to using the law to help victims of negligence. John’s legal contemporaries also respect his work. He has won multiple awards in the past decade and received recognition from other judges and lawyers.

Giving Back to the Community

As rewarding as it is to help people recover from serious injuries and financial ruin, those victories only help a few people at a time. John feels the need to do more than that to support his community.

To further uplift his neighbors, John serves on the Board of Directors for the Soulard School. He has also spent thousands of dollars on an endowment for the Outreach Center in Hayti, Missouri, which provides children with meals, school supplies, and after-school activities. During the holiday season, John is a fervent supporter of the St. Louis County Adopt a Family program.

As the parents of three children named Lillyan, John Jr., and Camody, John and his wife, Laura, understand the importance of family and community. It is a lesson learned from his late father, who served his country during the Korean War, and it’s one that John continues to pass on to his own children.

If you or a loved one experienced a personal injury and want to seek compensation, contact The Wilbers Law Firm, LLC today. 

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Workers’ Compensation

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 2003

Montana, 2004


Cole County

Other Professional Associations

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Instructor, “Business Law,” College of Busines

Awards or Recognitions

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyer
  • Who’s Who Distinguished Humanitarian Award (2020)