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Southern Illinois

525 West Main Street
Suite 300
Belleville, IL 62220
618 277 4700 main
618 236 3434 fax

Through our predecessor firms, Thompson Coburn has maintained an office in Southern Illinois since 1917, and we continue that commitment to the region.

Southern Illinois, "with less than one percent of the United States population, attracts more class actions each year than some of the nation's most populous communities" (according to the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research). Each year the number of class action cases filed in Madison County increases, even though the companies being sued generally are not even Illinois businesses and do not have a significant presence in the state. According to the same publication, "nearly every case involves attorneys who…travel to Madison County to bring their lawsuits because they consider it a favorable venue."

While many attorneys come to the area to try cases, few firms maintain offices in Southern Illinois. We have a number of seasoned trial attorneys who work from the Southern Illinois office. These attorneys have handled hundreds of cases in Southern Illinois trial courts, as well as appeals before the Fifth District Appellate Court, the Supreme Court of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

The attorneys in our Southern Illinois office are particularly skilled regarding class actions involving product liability, FELA, labor and retaliatory discharge issues, and the Railway Labor Act. Clients also can work with the class action attorneys in our St. Louis office who have significant experience in class actions involving insurance companies and financial institutions.

When you want attorneys with experience in a challenging venue, Thompson Coburn is the firm to choose.

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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
Practice Area Assistant
Southern Illinois
618 236 3422

Mike assists with all aspects of litigation cases, including document production, records collection and summarization, deposition preparation, case file and database org...

Mike assists with all aspects of litigation cases, including document produ...

Mike Diak
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
Paralegal
Southern Illinois
618 236 3410

Lora has extensive experience assisting railroad clients facing litigation across Southern Illinois and Missouri.

Lora has extensive experience assisting railroad clients facing litigation ...

Lora Erickson
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3439

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
Paralegal
Southern Illinois
618 236 3466

Danette is a paralegal in the Railroad and Toxic Tort litigation departments.

Danette is a paralegal in the Railroad and Toxic Tort litigation department...

Danette Gravot-Blades
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
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
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
Paralegal Assistant
Southern Illinois
618 236 3423

Kelly is a paralegal assistant in the toxic tort litigation department.

Kelly is a paralegal assistant in the toxic tort litigation department.

Kelly Mathews
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
Associate
Southern Illinois
618 236 3438

Jayci represents clients in products liability, toxic torts and railroad litigation.

Jayci represents clients in products liability, toxic torts and railroad li...

Jayci Noble
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
Paralegal
Southern Illinois
618 236 3437

Allison Schroeder is a paralegal in the firm's railroad litigation practice.

Allison Schroeder is a paralegal in the firm's railroad litigation practice...

Allison Schroeder
Partner
Southern Illinois
618 236 3411

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

For 20 years, Erick has defended product liability, toxic tort, trucking li...

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 is a member of the Litigation group and practices in the areas of toxic tort, personal injury, products liability, and railroad litigation.

Ryan is a member of the Litigation group and practices in the areas of toxi...

Ryan Webb