Wendy J. Wolf



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 nurse with real-life experience working in hospitals and medical offices, and serving as a university instructor.

Ms. Wolf has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® peer review rating, the highest rating obtainable. 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 was selected for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers lists, between 2005 – 2008 and 2010 – 2014 in the fields of Personal Injury-Defense and Medical Malpractice-Defense. She was also selected as one of the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas in 2006. She earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Community Service & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Personal Injury-Defense and Medical Malpractice-Defense, 2005 – 2008, 2010 – 2014
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Attorneys, 2006
  • Jewish Center for Aged, Board of Directors, 2001 – 2002
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Women’s Connection, Board of Directors, 1994 – 2010
  • Jewish Federation of St. Louis,  Cardozo Society, Co-Chair, 2008 – 2010
  • Saint Louis University Alumni Council, 2000 – 2003
  • Leadership St. Louis, 2000 – 2001, Advisory Committee Member, 2002 – Present
  • National Kidney Foundation of Eastern Missouri and Metro East, Inc., Board Member, 1994 – 2001, Second Vice President, 1996 – 1997, Chairman, 1998 – 2000
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Grant Committee, 2006 – 2007, In the Pink Committee, 2004 – 2006
  • Marian Middle School, Membership Committee, 2008 – 2010

Lectures & Legal Publications

  • “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
  • “Taking Effective Depositions” and “Nursing Law in Missouri,” Continuing Legal Education Seminars 
  • “Legal Issues in the Communications Center” for the National Meeting of the Association of Air Medical Services

Representative Clients

  • ARCH Air Medical Services
  • SSM Health Care St. Louis
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
  • Air Methods Corporation

Representative Cases

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

My Team

Administrative Assistant:
Lydia Strickland

Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

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


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

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Defense Research Institute, Inc. (DRI)
  • St. Louis Area Health Lawyers Association

Employment History

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

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