RAILROAD LITIGATION

At any one time, we handle more than 200 pending FELA and crossing cases. We have obtained favorable verdicts in federal and state courts for virtually every major railroad. In the past several years, we obtained 22 defense verdicts and 13 verdicts of below $150,000 in substantial cases. We have also received acceptable verdicts in some of the more catastrophic railroad injury cases tried in the City of St. Louis. We have defended hearing loss, toxic tort and other occupational claims on a regional basis and national basis for several railroads.

 

News

Congratulations to our 2021 Best Lawyers ‘Lawyers of the Year’ and ‘Ones to Watch’

Booker Shaw receives Distinguished Lawyer Award at 2019 Law Day celebration

Nick Lamb named the Lexology Client Choice Award winner for litigation in Missouri

U.S. Senate confirms former Thompson Coburn partner Tom Jayne to Railroad Retirement Board

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Congratulations to our 14 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ for 2019

U.S. News & World Report names Thompson Coburn as best for railroad law

Thompson Coburn earns 12 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

De Smet High School names Nick Lamb to its Hall of Fame

Ryan Russell Kemper named to St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list

Thompson Coburn earns 11 national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Thompson Coburn earns corporate counsel recommendations five years running in national report

Congratulations to our 15 St. Louis ‘Lawyers of the Year’

Thompson Coburn adds associates across four offices

Two partners named ‘2014 BTI Client Service All-Stars’

Thompson Coburn earns six national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

Thompson Coburn again earns national top-tier rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ survey

19 Thompson Coburn partners named 2013 St. Louis Lawyers of the Year

Counsel
Southern Illinois

Crystal has years of experience defending large corporations in civil litigation.

Crystal has years of experience defending large corporations in civil litig...

Crystal Campbell
Associate
Southern Illinois

Jayci is a member of the Litigation Group and represents clients in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, personal injury and railroad litigation.

Jayci is a member of the Litigation Group and represents clients in the are...

Jayci Costello
Partner
St. Louis

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

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
Associate
Southern Illinois

Ken is a member of the Litigation Group and practices in the areas of products liability, toxic torts, personal injury and railroad litigation.

Ken is a member of the Litigation Group and practices in the areas of produ...

Ken Giacobbe
Associate
Southern Illinois

Lindsay's practice encompasses railroad litigation, product liability, and toxic torts.

Lindsay's practice encompasses railroad litigation, product liability, and ...

Lindsay Gilmore
Partner
St. Louis

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

Cliff is a labor and employment attorney who advises executives and HR lead...

Cliff Godiner
Associate
St. Louis

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

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

Ben Harner
Senior Counsel
Southern Illinois

Tom has achieved significant results for clients facing major litigation in state and federal courts across the region.

Tom has achieved significant results for clients facing major litigation in...

Tom Jones
Partner
St. Louis

Ryan has a broad and diverse practice serving clients navigating sophisticated matters related to air, water, land, energy, agriculture, emergency response and climate is...

Ryan has a broad and diverse practice serving clients navigating sophistica...

Ryan Russell Kemper
Partner
St. Louis

Nick is a highly experienced trial lawyer in all types of civil litigation, including management of class action and commercial litigation.

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

Nick Lamb
Associate
Southern Illinois

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

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

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

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

Retired Judge Booker Shaw is a skilled litigator and appellate advocate who brings valuable insight and perspective gained from his more than 25 years on the bench.

Retired Judge Booker Shaw is a skilled litigator and appellate advocate who...

Booker Shaw
Partner
St. Louis

Peter is an environmental attorney who helps companies respond to major environmental incidents, navigate regulatory actions and successfully resolve civil and criminal l...

Peter is an environmental attorney who helps companies respond to major env...

Peter Stark Strassner
Senior Counsel
St. Louis

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
Associate
Southern Illinois

Jonah is an associate in the Firm's Railroad Litigation practice.

Jonah is an associate in the Firm's Railroad Litigation practice.

Jonah Toennies
Partner
Southern Illinois

Erick is a litigation partner in the Firm's Southern Illinois office.

Erick is a litigation partner in the Firm's Southern Illinois office.

Erick VanDorn
Associate
Southern Illinois

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