Wendy Wolf
Wendy J. Wolf
Attorney At Law
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My Team

Administrative Assistant:
Lydia Strickland
[email protected]
314-335-1058

Paralegal:
Judy Flanagan
[email protected]
314-335-1043

Biography

Wendy J. Wolf engages primarily in litigation with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense of health care institutions and professionals. In addition to her vast legal knowledge, she is a registered nurse with real-life experience working in hospitals and medical offices, and serving as a university instructor.

Ms. Wolf has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell Rating of AV, the highest rating obtainable based on peer reviews. She has participated in all phases of pre-trial preparation and in trials of medical negligence cases. She defends and counsels medical professionals and institutions on matters involving risk management, medical records issues, policy development, licensure and disciplinary proceedings. She also represents nurses in disciplinary matters.

Wendy has been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers each since 2005 including Top 50 Women Missouri and Kansas Lawyers in 2006. She earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense, 2005-2008, 2010-Present
  • Top 50 Women, 2006
  • Leadership St. Louis, 2000-2001, Advisory Committee Member, 2002-Present

Published Works

  • Early Detection of Childhood Malignancies, Pediatric Nursing, Jan./Feb., 1980
  • A Comparison of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Cost In A Military Patient Facility, Military Medicine, Vol. 147, No. 12, 1982
  • “Risks on the Job Can Put Nurses in Jeopardy,” Lashly & Baer, P.C. Opening Remarks
  • “Women Attorneys and the Politics of Law: Politics in the Office” panel discussion, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • “Managing Risks in the Pediatric Office Practice” at the University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars (“Taking Effective Depositions” and “Nursing Law in Missouri”)
  • “Legal Issues in the Communications Center” for the National Meeting of the Association of Air Medical Services,”
  • “Defending the Medical Record” for the Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Association for Medical Transcriptionists
  • “Legal Issues in Nursing” for the Surgery Department Nursing Staff at Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Christian Hospital NE-NW

Classes & Seminars

  • Legal Issues in Nursing, Children's Hospital, Surgery Department Nursing Staff, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1998
  • Legal Issues in School Nursing, St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1988
  • Informed Consent and Patient Education, Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 04/14/1989 to 04/14/1989
  • Informed Consent, St. Louis Regional Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 08/28/1989 to 08/28/1989
  • Malpractice, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 01/25/1990 to 01/25/1990
  • Legal Aspects, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, 08/31/1990 to 03/08/1991
  • Medical-Legal Obstetrical Risks, Southern Illinois Perinatal Network Meeting, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, 09/26/1990 to 09/26/1990
  • Participant: Mock Trial, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 11/08/1990 to 11/08/1990
  • Minimizing the Risk in the Physician's Office, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 02/14/1991 to 02/14/1991
  • Potential Legal Problems in Family Practice, Deaconess Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 03/05/1991 to 03/05/1991
  • Medico-Legal Issues Related to Departmental Management, Missouri Baptist Hospital of Sullivan, Missouri, 02/12/1992 to 02/12/1992
  • Medical Malpractice and Specific Legal Issues Related to Staff Nursing, Missouri Baptist Hospital of Sullivan, Missouri, 03/11/1992 to 03/11/1992
  • Panel Discussion with health law students, "Health Law Practice in a Law Firm Setting", Saint Louis University School of Law, Spring Brown Bag Luncheon Series, 03/31/1992 to 03/31/1992
  • Role of the Office Staff in Avoiding Malpractice Claims, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, 04/08/1992 to 04/08/1992
  • Served as a Judge in first year appellate arguments for Legal Research and Writing Law, Saint Louis University School of Law, 04/15/1992 to 04/15/1992
  • Legal Issues in Nursing Practice, Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, 05/18/1992 to 05/18/1992
  • Legal Issues in Perioperative Nursing, St. Louis Children's Hospital Surgical Services Nursing Staff, 10/21/1992 to 10/21/1992
  • Litigation from the Defense Perspective, Saint Louis University School of Law, 10/26/1992 to 10/26/1992
  • Defending the Medical Record in Malpractice and the Use of the Electronic Record, Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Association for Medical Transcriptions, 11/21/1992 to 11/21/1992
  • Legal Aspects of Working with Students, Lutheran Medical Center School of Nursing, 11/30/1992 to 11/30/1992
  • Legal Issues in Perioperative Nursing, Association of Operating Room Nurses, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Illinois, 05/05/1993 to 05/05/1993
  • Legal Issues Related to Staff Nursing, Missouri Baptist Hospital-Sullivan, 05/18/1993 to 05/18/1993
  • Legal Issues in the Communications Center, National Meeting of the Association of Air Medical Services, 10/04/1993 to 10/04/1993
  • Special Problems in Advanced Practice for Perinatal Nurses, Eastern Missouri Perinatal Management Group Meeting, 02/17/1994 to 02/17/1994
  • Risk Management for OB/GYN Office Practice: Recognizing Liabilities and Minimizing Risks, St. Mary's Health Center, 04/30/1994 to 04/30/1994
  • Taking Effective Depositions, Lorman Educational Services, Inc., 07/15/1994 to 07/15/1994
  • Confidentiality and Medical Records, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, 06/21/1995 to 06/21/1995
  • Nursing Law in Missouri, National Business Institute, Inc., 08/24/1998 to 08/24/1998
  • Documentation, Missouri Baptist Medical Center Annual Risk Management Seminar, 04/26/1996 to 04/26/1996
  • Unlicensed Assistive Personnel: Recognizing Liabilities and Minimizing Risk, BJC Health System, Risk Management Counsel, 10/15/1996 to 10/15/1996
  • The Adolescent and the Law, Perinatal Outreach Program of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and SSM Health Care System, 03/02/1998 to 03/02/1998
  • Managing Risks in the Pediatric Office Practice, Pediatric House Staff at the University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Legal Issues in Critical Care, BJC Health System, September 2000
  • Legal Issues in Nursing Care, Christian Hospital NE/NW, 10/04/2001 to 10/04/2001
  • Legal Issues in Nursing Care, Christian Hospital NE/NW, 11/13/2002 to 11/13/2002

Representative Clients

  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Christian Hospital NE/NW
  • ARCH Air Medical Services
  • SSM Health Care St. Louis
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
  • National Flight Nurses Association
  • Air Methods Corporation

Representative Cases

  • Downey v. Mitchell, 835 S.W.2d 554 (Mo. App. E.D. 1992)

My Team

Administrative Assistant:
Lydia Strickland
[email protected]
314-335-1058

Paralegal:
Judy Flanagan
[email protected]
314-335-1043

Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Missouri, 1988
  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1988

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1987
  • University of Virginia
    • M.S.N. - 1978
    • Honors: Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification
    • Major: Nursing
  • Vanderbilt University
    • B.S.N. - 1974
    • Major: Nursing

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Illinois Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute, Inc. (DRI)
  • American Nurses Association
  • Missouri Nurses Association
  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
  • St. Louis Association of Health Care Risk Managers
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association
  • Jewish Center for Aged, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Women's Connection, Board of Directors
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Grant Committee, 2006-2007, In the Pink Committee, 2004-2006
  • Marian Middle School, Membership Committee, 2008 - 2010
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Women’s Connection, Board of Directors, 1994-2010, Cardozo Society, Co-Chair, 2008-2010
  • Saint Louis University Alumni Council, 2000-2003
  • National Kidney Foundation of Eastern Missouri and Metro East, Inc., Board Member, 1994-2001, Second Vice President, 1996-1997, Chairman, 1998-2000
  • Sigma Theta Tau

Employment History

  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Member, 1994
  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Associate, 1987 to 1993
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