ST. LOUIS, MO – SWMW Law, one of the top law firms in the country focusing on plaintiffs’ asbestos, consumer, and product liability litigation, has been ranked among the largest law firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area by the St. Louis Business Journal.

The list, which ranked 72 St. Louis-area law firms by the number of licensed attorneys, was published in a recent edition of the weekly business newspaper. This year’s list marks the first year the firm has been recognized on the St. Louis Business Journal’s list.

“We’ve experienced tremendous growth since starting with just four attorneys and two support staff in 2012,” said founding partner Ben Schmickle. “We are proud of this recognition, but our clients are the ultimate beneficiaries of the dedicated attorneys and support professionals who have joined our team to make our firm what it is today.”

SWMW Law has 10 partners and 9 associates working in its downtown St. Louis office with a companywide employment of 88 partners, associates, of-counsel, and support professionals.

Founded in 2012 by members Ben Schmickle, Steve Wohlford and Matt Morris, the firm focuses its practice in the areas of mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, dangerous drugs and medical devices, consumer litigation, and personal injury. Lauren Williams was promoted to member in 2021. Under their leadership, the firm has recovered several hundred million dollars for thousands of hard-working families devastated by catastrophic diseases and injuries. The firm’s people-first approach extends from the courtroom into the community, where it actively donates volunteer hours and financial support to charities and organizations that share its mission of putting people first. Because People Matter.

The St. Louis Business Journal’s full list of Largest Law Firms is available here (subscription required).