Premier Trial and Appellate Advocacy

Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC serves national, state and local clients in courts throughout Central and Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri. The firm’s six lawyers and support staff are dedicated to furnishing elite trial and appellate advocacy.


Trial may be the only option—whether the matter involves an auto accident, medical malpractice, personal injury, toxic tort, class action, contract or an insurance policy question.  An experienced and effective trial lawyer, well versed in appellate practice, is simply non-negotiable.  The ability to prepare and try a case is certainly essential if the case decided in court, but also if the case is negotiated and settled.  How can one bargain with power and credibility without the ability and weapons to “back it up”?  Those that do so fail, and will almost always fail.  This is especially critical in high-dollar claims involving contract, insurance, death or catastrophic injuries—the type of litigation handled by our firm for decades.


Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC understands the value of a cohesive “team approach”.  It certainly sounds good, and actually, it is good.  But in the final analysis, winning depends on the performance of a single individual—who is efficiently and thoroughly supported by a team.  Our firm has been designed with the knowledge that every legal task, whether involving contract interpretation or the cross-examination of a Harvard-educated opposing expert, requires individual ability, judgment and experience, supported by a team dedicated to achieving the best results possible for the client.


The St. Louis “Metro East” area is nationally recognized as a hostile venue for defendants. Throughout the last 30+ years, members of the firm have distinguished themselves as among the top trial and appellate lawyers in this region, handling first and third-party insurance cases, medical malpractice, personal injury, toxic tort, class action, and virtually all other tort litigation. Their experience and track record in courtrooms have earned them the respect for excellence among clients, colleagues and the judiciary. Their skill and high ethical standards have earned them an AV rating*, the highest rating awarded to law firms by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating process.


Year after year, Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC has been named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. Our firm has been selected by Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We have members in Super Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, Leading Lawyers, ABOTA and the American College of Trial Lawyers—all organizations recognizing accomplished trial and appellate lawyers.


We are not a large, behemoth law firm—by choice. Declining merger invitations by outside mega-firms, the firm has maintained its independence, nimble and efficient size and local character.  Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC has become an established and respected part of the litigation topography in Central and Southern Illinois and Eastern Missouri. Members of the firm have tried high exposure cases throughout this region, and have handled appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court, Illinois Appellate Court, U.S. Circuit Courts for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits, as well as the Missouri Appellate Courts.


The attorneys and staff at Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC consider the relationship with each client a partnership, with open and frank communication, ultimate trust and a true unity of interests. The firm has earned a reputation of going “the extra mile” for every client in every case.


Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC invites you to explore this website, and read our profiles and accomplishments. We would be pleased to discuss your legal issues and objectives.



* AV Pre-eminent and BB Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsever Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary.  Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall in two categories—legal ability and general ethical standards.



Insurance Companies, Corporations, Medical Providers, Etc.

The attorneys at Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC , have represented numerous insurance companies, corporations, and medical providers in medical malpractice , product liability , personal injury defense cases, and other complex litigation. Representative clients of the firm include:

American Physicians Capital Inc.

Big River Zinc

CNA Insurance Companies

Country Insurance and Financial Services

Crum & Forster

Elco Administrative Services

Frontier Insurance Company

Gateway Insurance Company

General Casualty

General Star Insurance Company

Gulf Insurance Group

Houston Casualty Company

Illinois Casualty Company

Illinois State Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange

Illinois Insurance Guarantee Fund

Illinois Provider Trust

Illinois State Medical Insurance Services

Iowa Mutual Insurance Company

The St. Paul Insurance Company

Transamerica Insurance Company

Transguard Insurance

Travelers Insurance

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Zurich American Insurance

The Equitable Life Assurance Company

McBride & Sons

Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange

Medical Protective Insurance

Met-Life Auto & Home

Phico Insurance Company

Preferred Professional Insurance Co.

Rockford Mutual Insurance Company

State Farm Insurance

St. Louis University Hospital

The Belleville News Democrat

The Doctors' Company



Prevailing In A Difficult Legal Environment

As a leading insurance defense firm practicing in Madison County and St. Clair County, Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC, has earned a reputation for assertive and effective advocacy. We frequently team with out-of-state clients and law firms in defense actions involving personal injury cases in southwest Illinois.


We have represented local, state, and national clients in insurance defense matters in central and southwest Illinois. Many of our lawyers were born and raised in southwest Illinois. Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals know the people, the landscape, and the legal environment here. We know how to frame the issues in accident cases in language and terms local juries will understand.


More than Just a Local Representative

Our attorneys and staff understand the needs of out-of-state law firms and insurers when they face a lawsuit in central or southwest Illinois. Our attorneys team with corporate legal teams and out-of-state law firms to develop legal strategies conducive to minimizing costs and achieving the best results possible. We provide frequent reports which comply with the documentation needs of corporate clients, and use the latest information technology to communicate. Our office in Springfield enables us to keep travel costs and legal fees down in cases requiring court appearances there.


Referrals from Other Law Firms

Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC, invites inquiries from out-of-state or Chicago area law firms seeking assertive and experienced representation in insurance coverage, medical malpractice, toxic tort, class action, and other tort litigation. Together, we can form a powerful team of advocates who can prevail in southwest Illinois.


For a consultation with Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC, call (618) 277-0900 or use the form on our Contact page.

Local Counsel

Assisting Out-of-State Firms in Southwest Illinois

Because of its stature and experience in this region, Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC is routinely retained by distant and out-of-state law firms to serve as local counsel and lead counsel in cases pending in Southwest Illinois. Whether you require our law firm to serve as lead trial counsel or as local counsel to assist with motion hearings, case development and trial, Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC can assist you.


Please contact us for a consultation with Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC at (618) 277-0900 or use the form on our Contact page.


Professional Liability Defense

Medical Malpractice Defense

Personal Injury Defense

Products Liability

General/Auto Insurance Defense

Class Action and Toxic Tort



Illinois Lawyer Services for Claims Adjusters

Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC, is a Belleville, Illinois, law firm that represents national and regional insurance companies and their insureds facing a variety of claims that include personal injury, chemical and occupational hazards, public transportation and municipality liability, and professional liability. In addition to these services, we provide seminars and other informative services for claims adjusters, claims analysts and claims attorneys seeking experienced advice concerning trends and updates in the law.


We assist with investigations and fact-finding for issues encountered during litigation, including:

Gathering police and medical reports about an accident

Interviewing witnesses

Investigating prior medical history

Investigating claims for possible fraud

Retention of experts and consultants


Insurance Defense Lawyers With More Than 130 Years of Combined Experience

With more than 130 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and ability to accurately and effectively interpret a policy, investigate a loss, and represent the insurance company in declaratory judgment actions filed to determine the availability or extent of insurance coverage. We are a small, flexible law firm; responsive to our clients' needs yet able to offer the sophisticated services generally associated with larger firms.


At Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC, our legal experience, our close ties to the local community, and our timely responses to our clients' inquiries and needs have earned us a reputation for excellence in the legal community. If you would like to discuss your legal needs with a Belleville accident investigation attorney, we invite you to contact Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC by using the form on our Contact page or by calling 888-314-8696.


Professional Support at Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC

The attorneys at Neville, Richards and Wuller are assisted by an excellent and experienced paralegal staff.  Litigation requires disciplined data collection, triage, organization, management and access.  These talented paralegals have been an essential part of our firm structure for years, and the fit has evolved into a cohesive and efficient team approach which accomplishes our highest goal—enhancing every likelihood we will succeed in achieving our clients’ goals.  Each of these experienced paralegals has excellent skills to effectively and efficiently assist in key aspects of litigation management and trial preparation and support.


Professional Support at Neville, Richards & Wuller, LLC

Being a legal secretary is one of the most difficult administrative positions known to mankind.  The job requires patience, skill and intensity, astute negotiating skills, and the multi-tasking abilities of an air traffic controller simultaneously cutting a valuable diamond on a roller-coaster while being attacked by bees.  We value and respect our legal assistants here.  They literally “do it all”—communicate with clients, experts and co-parties, coordinating depositions, meetings and events with dozens of other attorneys, type, retype, file, and keep abreast of filing fees and other requirements for an innumerable number of courts.  Truly, a legal secretary is a utility infielder.  And ours are great.




5 Park Place Professional Centre, Belleville, IL 62226



415 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62701


Phone      (618) 277-0900

Toll Free   (888) 314-8696

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5 Park Place Professional Centre, Belleville, IL 62226



415 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62701


Phone      (618) 277-0900

Toll Free   (888) 314-8696