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Kirk J. Wittner

Lawyer in St. Louis

Kirk J. Wittner has been practicing law in St. Louis, Missouri for 17 years. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Wittner attended St. Louis Country Day School, earned his Bachelors of Science degree from Maryville University, and received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 2001, where he graduated on the Dean's List and with a Certificate of Honor in Litigation. Mr. Wittner is licensed to practice in the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Missouri, he is a member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, he has been a member of the Missouri Bar Association since 2002 and a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers since 2004. Mr. Wittner’s areas of focus are in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and general Civil Litigation. Mr. Wittner is an experienced courtroom attorney who has focused his practice on Litigation throughout his career. In 2009, Mr. Wittner formed the claims handling service Midwest Medical Litigation, LLC, which specialized in claims handling service for insurance companies and state insurance departments. Mr. Wittner has focused his practice for the last 15 years operating in the capacity of a claims manager, including setting reserves for potential exposure for insurance companies as well as being retained by the New York Department of Insurance to oversee claims against physicians. Throughout Mr. Wittner’s working as a claims manager he acted as Lead Defense Counsel in defending doctors in litigation. Mr. Wittner has participated in regular mediations with successful outcomes over the past 16 years.

"I would seek Mr. Wittner out to defend my honor and be with me in that courtroom. His personality, his genuine caring attitude, his work ethic and intelligence make him an individual that I can recommend without hesitation."

-Joseph R. Ritchie, M.D.

Mr. Wittner changed the direction of his practice in the last 3 years, bringing his extensive knowledge as a defense medical malpractice defense attorney to now representing people who are injured as a result of medical negligence. Mr. Wittner demonstrated himself to be a strong advocate (some of his doctors testimonies can be read under the testimonials tab) successfully achieving verdicts in favor of the doctors. Mr. Wittner has achieved large settlements in personal injury cases in part because of his enjoyment of litigation. Mr. Wittner has a unique perspective when litigating medical negligence cases, having the opportunity to act as defense counsel for the insured physician, and now representing the plaintiff, has provided a strong foundation for offering the best representation for his clients. This unique experience sets Mr. Wittner apart in his ability to assess and prosecute a claim for medical malpractice. STL Law Group is an A rated law firm, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • 10 Best: 2018
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubell
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

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