Member Firm Profile

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. was founded in 1979 with nine attorneys. The firm has grown steadily to become one of the leading law firms in the St. Louis metropolitan area and the Midwest.

Regional Representation: The firm's main offices are located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. The firm also maintains offices in Carbondale, Edwardsville, Alton, and O'Fallon, Illinois, in recognition of the regional nature of the St. Louis economy. All of the firm's attorneys become licensed to practice in both Missouri and Illinois.

Client Representation: Superior legal service, a cost conscious approach to the delivery of services, and client satisfaction are hallmarks of Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. The firm recognizes that in a competitive economy, legal services must be delivered efficiently and economically. The firm provides detailed billing statements to clients and works with its clients to contain costs consistent with the nature of the particular case or project. During and at the conclusion of each matter, the firm sends questionnaires to its client requesting evaluation of the service provided by the firm.

Practice Development: Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. recruits outstanding students from the top law schools of the region and the country. Most of the firm's attorneys were members or editors of their law school journals, and many served as judicial clerks before joining the firm. The firm sponsors a summer intern program under which outstanding students work for the firm, usually between their second and third years of law school. The summer program both accelerates the student's understanding of the practice of law and permits the firm to identify superior individuals who will become members of the firm after graduation. Internal continuing legal education programs, attendance at professional seminars, and training with senior attorneys assure continuing professional development.

Professional Affiliations: The firm is honored to have been nominated and elected into membership of The Network of Trial Law Firms. The Network of Trial Law Firms is a national organization comprised of a select number of premier law firms from around the country with practices concentrated in civil litigation.

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard Website


Office Locations

St. Louis, MO | Clayton, MO | Edwardsville, IL
Carbondale, IL | O'Fallon, IL | Alton, IL
Overland Park, KS



Network Contacts


Teresa Bartosiak
St. Louis, MO
Bio | E-Mail | 314-446-4283


John Sandberg
St. Louis, MO
Bio | E-Mail | 314-446-4214


Jon Barton
St. Louis, MO
Bio | E-Mail | 314-446-4201


Lyndon Sommer
St. Louis, MO
Bio | E-Mail | 314-446-4264


Mary Anne Mellow
St. Louis, MO
Bio | E-Mail | 314-446-4226