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Sherk Bankruptcy Law

Lead Attorney in Bankruptcy Law

Wendell Sherk represents consumers, businesses, debtors and creditors. In the past, he also represented bankruptcy trustees.

He has been awarded The Missouri Bar’s Michael Roser Award for Excellence in Bankruptcy in 2014. Previously he received the Judge Brauer Award for Innovations in Bankruptcy.

He has been Chairman of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ Bankruptcy Committee. As a regular speaker and author on bankruptcy topics, he has also appeared in local TV and print news.


Wendell Sherk

Attorney at Law

Wendell is the principal member of the firm. He practices primarily in consumer bankruptcy and debtor representation.

He graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in 1986 and from Washington University School of Law in 1989. Prior to opening Sherk & Swope, LLC he managed the debt relief department of Eric Taylor & Associates, P.C. He was also previously employed by a leading Chapter 7 trustee in St. Louis.

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Awards & Recognition

He was awarded the Missouri Bar’s Michael Roser Award for Excellence in Bankruptcy in 2014 and was the co-recipient of the Bankruptcy Practice Memorial Fund’s first Judge Brauer Innovations in Bankruptcy Award in 2005. And was named one of Missouri’s best bankruptcy lawyers in a 2007 (completely unscientific) on-line poll by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a trade publication. He is AV-rated (highest rated) by’s peer review program, and is listed in SuperLawyers.

Committee Involvement & Contributions

He has served on various committees within the St. Louis bankruptcy court, the Missouri Bar and Bar Assoc. of Metro St. Louis. He was vice chairman of the Missouri Bar Commercial Law Committee, which proposed the most recent improvements in exemptions law to help Missouri consumers. He is currently co-chairing a similar committee to propose further improvements to these laws.

Authorship & Speaking Engagements

Wendell Sherk is also a regular author and speaker in national and local bankruptcy seminars. He also a contributor of the Bankruptcy Law Network blog.

Awards & Recognition

Wendell founded the Debtor Attorneys of Metropolitan St. Louis and is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the Missouri Bar.

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Sherk Bankruptcy Law

Dedicated Legal Support Team

Wendell is assisted by Rebecca Sherk, his paralegal and wife. She is an UMSL graduate with over 20 years of experience working in and managing law firms.

Our firm is small enough to give you and your case the attention they deserve, and experienced enough to protect your interests.

We emphasize consumer bankruptcy for both debtors and creditors. We may also help you with other consumer law issues and other areas of law. But if we cannot help, we will refer you to someone who can.

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