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Deme Sotiriou

Deme Sotiriou has spent 20 years building her reputation as one of Missouri and Southern Illinois’ preeminent personal injury lawyers. Her practice focuses on serious commericial motor vehicle and other personal injury cases.

Deme brings a unique perspective in handling these cases given her previous experience in defending these cases and working at an insurance company focused on defending tractor-trailer claims. Deme now uses that insider knowledge to represent our clients and obtain the best recoveries against the insurance companies.

Deme specializes in commercial motor vehicle litigation and is dedicated to helping those who have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of these accidents. Deme previously spent over a decade defending automobile and trucking accidents. She then gained further knowledge and experience within the trucking industry while working as a claims attorney for an insurance carrier that provided insurance to trucking companies. She brings unique and invaluable commercial motor vehicle experience, which makes her an exceptional advocate for those injured.

Deme has spent most of her life in St. Louis, graduating from St. Joseph’s Academy High School and St. Louis University. She graduated cum laude from SLU with her Bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Criminal Justice. She then attended St. Louis University School of Law and received her JD in 2004. While in law school, Deme clerked for attorneys specializing in personal injury cases, helping those who had been injured in accidents.

Bar Admissions

  • All Missouri state courts
  • All Illinois state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Tom Wilmowski

Tom Wilmowski is widely considered one of Missouri and Southern Illinois’s top personal injury lawyers.

Tom prides himself on using his inside knowledge of the insurance industry to obtain maximum value — and often more — for his clients.
Tom spent nearly a decade representing insurance carriers and some of the nation’s largest trucking companies. He obtained his Class A Commercial Driver’s License in 2010 and utilizes that hands-on knowledge to benefit his clients.

Tom strongly believes that each claim is unique and requires its own strategic plan. While many personal injury attorneys delegate claims to non-attorney staff, Tom is personally involved from the initial intake through settlement through post-trial motions and appeals.

Bar Admissions

  • All Missouri state courts
  • All Illinois state courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

$1,500,000

Semi-Truck Accident

$1,377,000

Box Truck Accident

$1,041,403

Semi-Truck Accident

$1,200,000

Company Van Accident

No Two Cases Alike

Sotiriou Wilmowski is a firm believer that every injury claim is different and there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution.

 

Experience

We draw upon our extensive experience, including our insurance and defense background, to formulate a personalized, detailed, and analytical approval to every claim.

 

Dedication

We are particularly proud of the numerous occasions on which the insurance company has voluntarily agreed to pay more than its full insurance policy limits due to our calculated approach to prosecuting our client’s claim.

 

Perseverance

We strongly believes that convincing a large insurance carrier to voluntarily pay more than its policy limits is one of the most difficult things an injury lawyer can do.

What our clients are saying

Sotiriou Wilmowski, Personal Injury Attorneys St LouisExcellentSotiriou Wilmowski, Personal Injury Attorneys St Louis5.0 Based on 30 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onJillian BotteronJillian Botteron ★★★★★ Tom was amazing as my lawyer! He emailed or called and kept me in loop at every step. Rescheduled phone calls when I had a sick kiddo. And I am hours away and he was able to make sure everything was electronic. Also was able to handle the case in half the expected time!! 10/10 recommend!Dark NamelessOneDark NamelessOne ★★★★★ Great to work with. They were very patient with me. Thanks again.Amy JerdenAmy Jerden ★★★★★ Our attorney , Tom, was open and honest and there was very clear communication on the details of our case and what the realistic expectation was. That being said he still got us a little more than what we were talking about. Seamless process. Would definitely use again!Corey MartinCorey Martin ★★★★★ Tom handled my case with speed and professionalism when all other firms I contacted didn’t care enough to even respond to my initial request. Case was promptly settled with little to no effort on my part. Even though my case was probably small fry for Tom it was a big for me and he came through for me.Apostle GipsonApostle Gipson ★★★★★ Expressing Gratitude for Exceptional Legal RepresentationI would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Tom Wilmowski for his outstanding legal assistance. I have never seen a case resolved so expediently, and his approach was marked by kindness, professionalism, and honesty. Mr. Wilmowski went above and beyond by providing us with options that are not typically offered by most lawyers. For these reasons, I want to express my gratitude and will not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone in need of legal representation.Tammie ArringtonTammie Arrington ★★★★★ The Best attorney hands down honest understanding and integrity and he’ll fight for youGary RandolphGary Randolph ★★★★★ Tom and his staff are professional, polite and diligent. I had no worries throughout the entire process. Outstanding settlement.Michael HartlineMichael Hartline ★★★★★ A very professional place and I Appreciate all the help from the Attorneys and if you got any questions about your case just email them and they will get back In contact with you asap….I will like to say thank you and the team God bless you all…If you looking for a Injury Lawyer Tom and his Assistant are the bestCarmen HorrighsCarmen Horrighs ★★★★★ I was terriefied to get a lawyer after being in a car accident. I had heard that lawyers were only interested in helping you if you had money or the right name. Tom was so quick to jump into action to help me with my car accident that it was crazy! He called me back within an hour of calling the the law firm and he truly seemed worried about me as an individual. He got me into the doctors that I needed to be seen by almost immediately. He made sure that I got into physical therapy and didn’t have to pay anything until I got my settlement from the insurance company! I truly felt like I was his only client which clearly isn’t the case. I could not be happier with the way I was treated by Tom and his team! They won my case and didn’t settle until they received the highest amount that they could! Tom always asked me before making any decisions and answered every question that I had (which was alot). If you need a lawyer due to bodily injury he is your guy!Darla MarkovichDarla Markovich ★★★★★ I was injured in a slip and fall accident. Tom Wilmowski and his staff were so nice and kept me informed all along the way. The settlement he negotiated was more than I thought it would be. He negotiated for the amount he wanted for me. Tom Wilmowski is my choice. Thank you.Megi MaraMegi Mara ★★★★★ I would like to say that Tom and his assistant manager Nicole were so helpful and knowledgeable throughout my parents case. They were quick to respond to your questions and very helpful. I highly recommend if your looking for a good lawyerSheila SpatesSheila Spates ★★★★★ Hey he is a good lawyer he help me got my money on my slip and fall accident so please if u need a good attorney for something I am telling to call him I am loving it everything he got for me so please call Tom Wilmowski for your help thank yall have a blessed day yallJennifer Webb (Jenny)Jennifer Webb (Jenny) ★★★★★ Tom worked hard on my case. We ended up receiving full compensation. His team kept us updated on everything. I would choose him again and recommend him.Christi AllmondChristi Allmond ★★★★★ I had never had a need for a lawyer before I was rear ended and soon realized how badly the insurance company treats the victim. A friend recommended calling Tom and I’m glad he did! Tom and Nicole were so much help through the process. They kept me informed and made it a pretty painless process for myself! I’d highly recommend them and if I am ever in the need again (hopefully I’m not) they would be who I would be contacting!Casey HowellCasey Howell ★★★★★ Tom Wilmowski was great to work with! He really seemed like he cared when I was going through one of the hardest times with my injuries. He explained everything and really listened to me and understood what I was going through. Nicole his assistant was awesome too! She would always message me back when I would message her about anything and gave me all the information to keep me updated on what was happening with the case. Over all I was very happy with everything, and I would defiantly recommend Schultz & Myers to anyone going through a car accident!Katherine TaylorKatherine Taylor ★★★★★ Tom was able to settle my case for the full amount and I was completely satisfied with the results! And Nicole was professional and always kept me informed about my case. Would highly recommend Schultz & Myers for your personal injury legal needs!Robert BlaylockRobert Blaylock ★★★★★ These guy are the best in the world thanks soooo much Tom 😃👍Uriah GripkaUriah Gripka ★★★★★ I don’t know enough words in the English language to fully convey just how wonderful Tom Wilmowski and his firm were to me. I went into my case not knowing how things would work out and every step he was there to reassure me and explain where we were at and what what was going on. Any questions or concerns where handled quickly and with a kindness that frankly was unexpected but in the best way. It’s one thing to be told you’re going to be taken care of but Tom really went above and beyond all expectations and did absolutely everything he could to help me with the best conclusion to my case that was possible. Absolutely recommend, 10/10, 5 stars.Kaitlyn SedlacekKaitlyn Sedlacek ★★★★★ Tom is the best! My family and I were hit by a underinsured driver. I had some severe back injuries and since the other driver was under insured we were very unsure how I would receive treatment. Needless to say Tom was there every step of the way making sure I got the treatment I needed. My case manager Nicole James was super helpful and always available as well. Being as i was handed a nightmare that shouldn’t ever legally be allowed (in my mind), this duo truly made it easier to deal with. From the bottom of my families and my heart, Thank you!!!Correy HuntCorrey Hunt ★★★★★ Tom and Nicole are a stellar team to work with. They communicate timely and was able to get me a great settlement. Highly recommend.Katarina DownsKatarina Downs ★★★★★ Corey RogersCorey Rogers ★★★★★ Tom and his team at Schultz and Myers Were great to work with. Professional and helpful with all the questions I had along the process.S LS L ★★★★★ Tyler ColemanTyler Coleman ★★★★★ Tom worked with me on my case for 2 years, he has been nothing short of outstanding through this all. Tom got me the help I needed along with solutions. I am a very happy client!Angelica HaymoreAngelica Haymore ★★★★★ Tom was great to work with !!! Always available when I needed to talk about my case, never was far. Communication is key and he definitely held that key with pride. He looked out for my best interest and advised me through the entire process. Great customer service and very professional!!! Thanks Tom you are the best !!!Stephanie MorrisStephanie Morris ★★★★★ Mr. Wilmowski has consistently updated me on the status of my case. He was relentless in pursuing the owner of the business, who spent two years avoiding my claim.Timm TimmTimm Timm ★★★★★ I like to thank this team and most definitely Nicole.. I was kinda worried about my case and they handle me great.All the decisions they made for me and working with me was spot on.. highly-qualified and recommend thanks guys…Ameer “Aka” KasanaAmeer “Aka” Kasana ★★★★★ Tom was extremely helpful with my case. He was quick to respond to all emails. I was very happy with having him take over this case and helped guide me by a step by step process.natenstlnatenstl ★★★★★ Donald GreenDonald Green ★★★★★ Tom was the ultimate professional, he answered all my questions when asked and he fought for me until the final resolution. He made sure I understood each step. Iwould recommend Tom to anyone.js_loader

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