About Our Attorney And Law Practice
Michael Sudekum is a personal injury, motor vehicle collision, workers’ compensation and product liability attorney in St. Louis, Missouri. For more than 20 years, he has represented clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases in Missouri and Illinois. To learn more about his background, qualifications and philosophy, follow this link:
Supported by the talented staff at his firm, Heartland Injury Law, Mike consistently directs his efforts to collect just compensation for individuals, families and businesses.
A Knowledgeable Lawyer With A Distinguished Educational Background
Mike is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law and Saint Louis University. He is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and a member of the American Association for Justice. He has participated in numerous bar activities, including the Young Lawyer Council of the Missouri Bar (2007–2009), the MATA/Red Cross Disaster-related legal Services task force (co-chair 2010) and the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
In 2013, Mike was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in the area of personal injury. Prior to that, he was included in the Rising Stars list by the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2009, 2010, 2012). According to the Super Lawyers website, “While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.”
With many credits to his name, Mike inspires confidence in clients who are struggling to pay medical bills, replace lost wages and receive acknowledgment of their pain and suffering. Time and again, clients of Heartland Injury Law express deep appreciation for the difference Mike and the law firm have made in their lives. Recovering ample compensation allows injured people and their families to move forward with fresh hope and the resources necessary to rebuild their lives.
Additional Honors And Experience Demonstrating Readiness To Represent You
In 2012, Mike was selected as Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. Membership is by invitation only.
He is also a member of the Top 100 for Missouri as selected by The National Trial Lawyers (2014–2021).
Michael is licensed to practice in the courts of Missouri, Illinois, the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois.
His educational and professional background are summarized below:
J.D., University of Missouri – Columbia, 2000
B.A., (cum laude), Saint Louis University, 1997
Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Professional And Bar Association Memberships
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member of Executive Committee and Board of Governor
American Association for Justice, Member
Young Lawyer’s Section Council, Missouri Bar, 2007–2009
Young Lawyer’s Section Council of the Missouri Bar, Co-chair, Special Needs Task Force
For two years, Mr. Sudekum represented the City of Saint Louis young lawyers (under 36) as a representative on the council. The YLS is often referred to as the “service arm” of The Missouri Bar. During his tenure, Mr. Sudekum was the co-chair of the Special Needs Task Force, a group tasked with identifying challenges and potential areas of assistance to families with children with special needs. For his service on the committee, Mr. Sudekum received the YLS Chairperson’s Award.
Region XI Disciplinary Committee, The Missouri Bar, Special Representative
In 2009 and 2012, Mr. Sudekum was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to the City of Saint Louis Regional Disciplinary Committee. He is currently a Special Representative for Region XI.
When not at the office, Mike enjoys spending his time playing racquet sports, fly-fishing, bird hunting, hiking and skiing. He relates well to a wide range of clients.
The Most Important Matter At The Moment: Your Case
If you have been injured or if your loved one has been killed in a car or truck accident, a medical malpractice situation or an instance of nursing home neglect, your needs are the top priority right now. The sooner you get legal advice, the greater peace of mind you may experience knowing that you have a devoted advocate on your side.