Robert Wendt appointed to the Intervention Committee
At its May meeting, The Missouri Bar Board of Governors appointed Robert Wendt to the Intervention Committee. His term will run through June 2025.
The Intervention Committee, established by Rule 16 of the Supreme Court of Missouri, supports the activities of the Missouri Lawyers' Assistance Program (MOLAP), a professional, confidential counseling program for members of The Missouri Bar, immediate family members who reside with them, and law students. Through a variety of free services, MOLAP helps individuals overcome personal problems, such as substance use, depression, stress, and burnout. Interview Committee members accept assignments and referrals from the committee chair and respond to them in a timely manner to assist lawyers in recovery.
“I am humbled by my appointment to the Intervention Committee and will do my utmost to faithfully discharge the responsibilities of my appointment,” he said.
Wendt joined Alcoholics Anonymous in 1983 and was part of the group of St. Louis AA lawyers who helped draft Rule 16. Wendt has been active in Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and MOLAP since their formation. He also received the Warren Welliver Award from MOLAP for his compassion for impaired lawyers.
Wendt is a trial lawyer who specializes in the Federal Employees Liability Act and products liability. He served as a principle in Yeager, Jungbauer, Barczak & Wendt, as well as Holloran, Wendt & McMath. He is currently with The Wendt Law Firm. He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law and was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1967. He has been active in the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Trial Lawyers Association.
The Intervention Committee is composed of nine members, four appointed by the Executive Council of the Judicial Conference and five appointed by the state bar’s Board of Governors. Members serve four- year terms.
MOLAP services are free, confidential, and available 24/7 at MoBar.org/MOLAP, or by calling 1-800-688-7859.