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James G. Onder

James G. Onder

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  • Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Products Liability ...
  • Illinois, Missouri
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James G. Onder and his team at OnderLaw, LLC view personal injury law a little differently. Ask Jim about his most important accomplishments in his three decades of practicing law and he won’t tell you about the more than $4 billion he’s won for clients, or the impressive list of awards and honors he’s earned. He’ll talk instead about how he and his clients have worked together to force miniblind manufacturers to stop making products that result in children’s deaths; how he’s worked hard to get cancer-causing talcum powder off of store shelves; how he has helped victims of horrific accidents to start living their lives again; and how he has worked hand-in-hand with hard-working people to hold corporations and insurance companies accountable.
Whether he’s fighting for change against dangerous pharmaceutical products, defective medical devices, or those whose negligence causes serious injuries, Jim doesn’t just take on cases; he takes on causes. He has proudly developed a nationwide, client-driven law firm focused on serving people in their times of need.
Jim completed his accounting and business degrees at Washington University School of Business and his JD law degree at Saint Louis University. He has built his practice since 1988 and is one of the most trusted and respected attorneys in the nation. He is changing the way corporations do business.
Mr. Onder is the founder of OnderLaw, LLC. Since being admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1988 and the Illinois Bar in 1989, he has developed extensive experience in complex litigation and has earned an admirable reputation among the nation’s most renowned attorneys.
Jim has represented clients from across the United States in some of the country’s most impactful trials, earning distinction for obtaining the first, second, and third highest-dollar verdicts in the state in 2016, and the second largest in 2017. He has won more than $4 billion to date representing the interests of his clients.

Practice Areas
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Animal & Dog Law
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Workers' Compensation
    Consumer Law
    Class Action
    Environmental Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mass Tort Litigation
  • Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
  • Product Liability - Infant Formula
  • Product Liability - Window Blinds
  • Opioids - Municipalities and Tribal Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability - Button Batteries
  • Bayer-Monsanto Roundup Glyphosate/Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    No fees unless we win your case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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The Missouri Bar
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
OnderLaw, LLC
Saint Louis University
J.D. (1988) | Law
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Top American Attorney
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Million Dollar Advocate
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Largest verdict secured on behalf of Bayer-Monsanto cancer victims.
Top 50 Verdicts in the United States
Top 100 Litigation Lawyer
American Society for Legal Advocates
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Top 1% Lawyers
Multi-Million Advocates Forum
Top 1.5% of Lawyers Nationwide
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Litigator
America's Top 100 High-Stakes Litigators
5-Star Rating
Lawyers of Distinction
9-Figure Litigators Award
America's Premier High-Stakes Lawyers
10 Best Attorneys
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
Most Influential Lawyers Award
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Best Lawyers of America
Rue Ratings
Lifetime Achievement Award
America's Top 100 Litigations
Leaders' Forum
American Association for Justice
Board of Governors
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Top 1%
America's Most Honored Professionals
Top Product Liability Lawyer
Kansas City Magazine
Top 5% of Missouri Lawyers
Superb Score (10 out of 10)
Honors Graduate
Beta Gamma Sigma
Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year
Fox v. Johnson & Johnson $72 million verdict
Articles & Publications
The Most Tragic Impact: A DUI Victim's Guide to Justice
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Websites & Blogs
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St. Louis Personal Injury Law
Book: The Most Tragic Impact: A DUI Victim's Guide to Justice
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Contact & Map
OnderLaw, LLC
110 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
Toll-Free: (800) 799-2824
Telephone: (314) 963-9000
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