Pharmaceutical & Medical Products Litigation, Products Liability, Premises Liability
Wylie's family ties to the St. Louis legal community trace back to 1866 when his great-great-grandfather, Isaac Stephen Coe, began practicing as a trial lawyer in the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.
At the Onder Law Firm, Wylie primarily handles pharmaceutical and medical device cases, general product liability matters, auto and trucking accidents, and construction and premises liability cases, often involving catastrophic injury or wrongful death.Â
Wylie was trial counsel for the Fox family in the matter of Jacqueline Fox v. Johnson & Johnson. After a three-week trial in February 2016, the jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for the role its talc-based body powder products played in Jacqueline Fox developing ovarian cancer, awarding the Fox family $72,000,000. It was the first verdict of its kind against Johnson & Johnson involving their talc products.Â
Outside of the personal injury arena, Wylie has also devoted extensive pro bono time to advocating on behalf of the developmentally disabled. In Friends for Murray Center, Inc. v. Dep't of Human Services, Wylie brought an unprecedented injunctive action against the Illinois Department of Human Services to ensure 24 wards of the Illinois Office of State Guardian were not subjected to substandard housing and unsafe living conditions as a result of Illinois State Government budget cutting initiatives. After obtaining a permanent injunction safeguarding the wards of the state, Wylie successfully defended the Illinois Attorney General's appeal, achieving a unanimous opinion from the Fifth District Appellate Court upholding the permanent injunction in its entirety.
Before joining the Onder Law Firm, Wylie was a partner at a large law firm in the City of St. Louis specializing in product liability work. He was primarily involved in cases wherein in excess of eight figures in damages were at issue.
Wylie earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Illinois in 2002. He graduated magna cum laude, ranking 5th in class, from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2005. Wylie is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
Wylie has been recognized as a St. Louis Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2013, 2014, and 2015, a distinction limited to 2.5% of the practicing attorneys in Missouri under 40 years of age. He is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the St. Louis Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. Wylie is a former Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's section on Toxic Tort & Environmental Law and has been a presenter to the American Bar Association on talc and ovarian cancer.