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RAILROAD REAL ESTATE AND LAND USE

The railroad industry represents one of the largest group of landowners in the country, and our real estate attorneys leverage their vast experience of representing—and understanding—railroads to handle their real estate needs effectively. Because the railroad industry has been such an integral part of our firm’s history, our real estate practice possesses industry-specific experience.

Railroads face unique real estate issues because of the nature of their holdings. We have experience in railroad right-of-way disputes, including disputes with adjourning property owners; issues related to shared right-of-way with utilities; sophisticated right-of-way valuation disputes; and in corridor valuation methodologies, from traditional sales comparison approaches to the use of across-the-fence values with enhancement factors.

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Senior Counsel
Southern Illinois
618 236 3406

Tom defends major railroads and other corporations facing personal injury suits, primarily in the areas of FELA, product liability and medical malpractice.

Tom defends major railroads and other corporations facing personal injury s...

Tom Alvey, Jr.
Counsel
Southern Illinois
618 236 3469

Crystal practices in the firm's railroad litigation area.

Crystal practices in the firm's railroad litigation area.

Crystal Campbell
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6142

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a diverse array of claims, including various types of construction and real estate disputes, business t...

David is a lead trial lawyer with a track record of success across a divers...

David Dick
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3424

Misty represents companies facing litigation in high-risk venues across southern Illinois.

Misty represents companies facing litigation in high-risk venues across sou...

Misty Edwards
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6433

Cliff is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney who advises executives and HR leaders on all aspects of employment litigation and labor disputes.

Cliff is a nationally recognized labor and employment attorney who advises ...

Cliff Godiner
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6040

Allan’s practice includes preparation and trial work in product liability, asbestos, carpal tunnel syndrome, and legal and medical malpractice.

Allan’s practice includes preparation and trial work in product liability, ...

Allan Goodloe
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6046

Bill defends railroads facing personal injury litigation in high-risk venues across the Midwest.

Bill defends railroads facing personal injury litigation in high-risk venue...

Bill Hakes
Partner
Southern Illinois
618 236 3419

Harlan represents national railroads involved in lawsuits in state and federal courts in Illinois and Missouri, primarily in the areas of FELA, grade crossing accidents a...

Harlan represents national railroads involved in lawsuits in state and fede...

Harlan Harla
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6384

Ben primarily represents clients in complex tort, environmental, and personal injury matters.

Ben primarily represents clients in complex tort, environmental, and person...

Ben Harner
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3413

Heath represents clients in the Firm's railroad and toxic tort litigation areas in high risk jurisdictions in Southern Illinois and Missouri.

Heath represents clients in the Firm's railroad and toxic tort litigation a...

Heath Hooks
Partner
Southern Illinois
618 236 3418

As one of the most experienced trial attorneys in Missouri and Illinois, Tom has achieved significant results for clients facing major litigation in state and federal cou...

As one of the most experienced trial attorneys in Missouri and Illinois, To...

Tom Jones
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6066

Nick is a highly experienced trial lawyer in all types of civil litigation, including the defense of railroad, product liability and other personal injury claims, and the...

Nick is a highly experienced trial lawyer in all types of civil litigation,...

Nick Lamb
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3425

Erik practices in the Litigation Group, with an emphasis on products liability, toxic torts, and railroad litigation.

Erik practices in the Litigation Group, with an emphasis on products liabil...

Erik Lewis
Partner
Southern Illinois
618 236 3467

Kevin is a litigation partner focusing in the areas of asbestos, toxic tort, personal injury, products liability, and railroad litigation.

Kevin is a litigation partner focusing in the areas of asbestos, toxic tort...

Kevin McGinley
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6092

Michael's practice includes substantial experience in tort and commercial litigation in state and federal courts.

Michael's practice includes substantial experience in tort and commercial l...

Michael O'Keefe
Partner
Southern Illinois
618 236 3415

Kurt is experienced in the defense of personal injury and property damage litigation including FELA, trucking, product liability, class action and mass tort litigation.

Kurt is experienced in the defense of personal injury and property damage l...

Kurt Reitz
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6087

Retired Judge Booker Shaw brings clients valuable insight and perspective gained from his more than 25 years on the bench.

Retired Judge Booker Shaw brings clients valuable insight and perspective g...

Booker Shaw
Associate
St. Louis
314 552 6373

Paul represents clients in complex commercial disputes across a variety of industries.

Paul represents clients in complex commercial disputes across a variety of ...

Paul Stoehr
Partner
St. Louis
314 552 6109

Peter is a nationally recognized environmental attorney who helps companies respond to major environmental incidents, navigate regulatory actions, and successfully resolv...

Peter is a nationally recognized environmental attorney who helps companies...

Peter Strassner
Senior Counsel
St. Louis
314 552 6110

Dave represents railroads and major manufacturers in environmental and occupational exposure litigation throughout the Midwest and across the country.

Dave represents railroads and major manufacturers in environmental and occu...

Dave Stratmann
Partner
Southern Illinois
618 236 3411

For nearly 20 years, Erick has defended product liability, toxic tort, and railroad injury cases in some of the most difficult jurisdictions in the country.

For nearly 20 years, Erick has defended product liability, toxic tort, and ...

Erick VanDorn
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3429

Mike practices in the Litigation Group, with an emphasis on products liability, toxic torts, and railroad litigation.

Mike practices in the Litigation Group, with an emphasis on products liabil...

Mike Vogel
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3430

Ryan practices in the firm's railroad and toxic tort litigation areas.

Ryan practices in the firm's railroad and toxic tort litigation areas.

Ryan Webb