Jim Mondl has specialized in admiralty law for over 30 years. He has extensive trial experience in federal and state courts, and has been designated a Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer. Martindale Hubbell recognized Jim with its highest “AV” rating after he had practiced for only nine years, an unusually rapid recognition.
Mr. Mondl was educated at Northern Illinois University (B.A. 1984; J.D. 1988), where he ranked first in his law class. He served as a research attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court (1988). Jim Mondl is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bars, as well as federal district courts in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Michigan, Kentucky, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He is a proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States and a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Jim served three times as chairman of the Admiralty Law Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
He has published papers on various topics involving maritime law, and is a regular speaker at admiralty law conferences in St. Louis and New Orleans. He also taught political science courses at Webster University.