Chuck Armbruster

Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel, LLC

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Nationwide Injury Law Firm

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers, Protecting The Rights of Injured People Nationwide

Our attorneys all obtained law degrees in St. Louis and formed our law firm in Madison County, Illinois where people know us. We are becoming a vital part of the community and want to make it convenient for people to get legal representation when they are suffering serious injuries. This includes working with people injured while working on watercraft on the Mississippi River, its tributaries or elsewhere, as we are accomplished Illinois maritime accident lawyers. Our office is in Maryville, Illinois. That makes us conveniently located to handle cases throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area. At the same time, our firm is centrally located so our attorneys can reach out and visit clients anywhere in the country.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Jones Act / Maritime Law
  • Railroad / FELA
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Call Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel, LLC today at 618-208-0320 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Charles Armbruster

Jurisdictions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 7th, 8th & 10th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern/Western/Northern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Central/Northern/Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern/Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern/Western District of Arkansas

Education:

  • University of Michigan 1989
    • B.A.
  • Washington University Law School 1992
    • J.D.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Attorney Roy Dripps

Jurisdictions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Central/Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for Nebraska
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 7th, 8th & 10th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern/Western District of Arkansas

Education:

  • St. Louis University in 1978
    • B.A. (Biology)
  • St. Louis University in 1981
    • J.D, (Cum Laude)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character & Fitness
  • Alton-Wood River Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Attorney John Winterscheidt

A founding member, John Winterscheidt was born in a small town in rural Kansas where he learned the value of hard work and honesty. Excelling in high-school athletics as well as academics, John attended Augustana College on a football scholarship where he was elected captain of the team and received All Conference honors. Upon graduation, John was accepted into the prestigious Washington University School of Law where he was elected by the student body to sit on the school’s Honor Council.

John is licensed by examination to practice law in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas. For the past twenty years, John has practiced in the area of workers’ compensation. During that time period, he has handled cases ranging from products liability to automobile accidents, has successfully tried cases in both Illinois and Missouri and has prevailed in appellate courts in both states.

For over ten years, John has focused his practice on assisting workers injured on the job. John understands the hardships placed on injured workers and their families and therefore stresses obtaining the best available medical treatment and early resolution of cases. In doing so, he routinely obtains six-figure awards and settlements for his clients.

John endeavors to establish a personal relationship with his clients to ensure the best possible result for the injured worker. Long after cases have been resolved, this relationship continues


Attorney Michael Blotevogel

Jurisdictions:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 7th, 8th & 10th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central/Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern/Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • United States District Court for the Eastern/Western District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern/Western District of Missouri

Education:

  • Truman State University in Missouri 1995
    • B.A., (cum laude)
  • University of Minnesota 
    • M.A. (Public Affairs)
  • Washington University School of Law in St. Louis
    • J.D. (graduated Top 5%)

Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Alton-Wood River Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association

Brakeman v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad claim

Oklahoma $9.8 million verdict for amputated limb


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That was an unreal verdict

Driver v. Trucking Company

Wrongful death/car crash

Illinois $9.25 million settlement for wrongful death


Driver v. Trucking Company

Wrongful death/Car Crash

Illinois $9.25 million settlement for wrongful death


Carpenter v. Manufacturer

Product liability claim

Illinois $8.4 million verdict for amputated limb


Marine welder v. Harbor Service

Jones Act/Maritime Claim

Illinois $7.5 million verdict


Deckhand v. Towboat Company

JONES ACT/MARITIME CLAIM

Illinois $5 million settlement for loss of vision in one eye


Boilermaker v. Power Plant

Wrongful death/product liability claim

$6 million settlement


Conductor v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad Claim

Missouri $5 million verdict


Engineer v. Towboat Company

Jones Act/maritime claim

Illinois $4.3 million judgment for PTSD


Second Mate v. Line Boat Company

Jones Act/Maritime Claim

Kentucky $3 million settlement


Boilermaker v. Power Plant

Wrongful death/product liability claim

$3 million settlement


Conductor v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad Claim

Oklahoma $2.6 million verdict for back injury


Laborer v Manufacturer

Wrongful death/product liability claim

Illinois $2.5 million settlement for wrongful death


Conductor v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad Claim

Oklahoma $1.9 million verdict for back injury


Passenger v. Delivery Company

Automobile Collision

Illinois $2.3 million verdict for head injury


Automobile Passenger v. Electric Company

Automobile Collision

$2.1 million settlement


Store manager v. Radio Station

Personal Injury

$1.8 million settlement


Boilermaker v. Power Plant

Product Liability/Premises Liability

$1.8 million settlement


Deckhand v. Line Boat Company

Jones Act/Maritime Claim

Kentucky $1.58 million verdict


Engineer v Towboat Company

JONES ACT/MARITIME CLAIM

$1.5 million settlement for broken leg and aggravation of pre-existing PTSD


Carman v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad Claim

Illinois $1.5 million settlement for back injury


Client v. Law Firm

Legal Malpractice

$1,500,000 settlement for negligence


Driver v. Trucking Company

Personal Injury/Product Liability

Illinois $1.48 million verdict for back injury


Conductor v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad Claim

Missouri $1.427 million verdict for cumulative trauma


Resident v. Nursing Home

Wrongful Death/Nursing Home Negligence

Illinois $1.3 million verdict for wrongful death


Conductor v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad Claim

Illinois $1.3 million verdict for back injury


Conductor v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad Claim

Oklahoma $1.3 million verdict for back injury


Motorist v. Railroad

Automobile Collision/Railroad Crossing Collision

Illinois $1.25 million settlement for RR crossing collision


Driver v. Trucking Company

Personal Injury/Product Liability

Missouri $1.15 million verdict for back injury


Deckhand v. Line Boat Company

Jones Act/Maritime Claim

$1.1 million settlement


Widow v. Railroad

FELA/Railroad Claim/Wrongful Death

Florida $1.08 million verdict for wrongful death


Resident v. Nursing Home

Personal Injury/Nursing Home Negligence

Illinois $1 million settlement for leg, arm, and shoulder injury

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