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RAILROAD LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

Our human resources attorneys have decades of railway labor experience and possess an institutional understanding of the industry and its unique set of employment concerns. Our Human Resources practice area focuses on the representation of railroads in all aspects of labor and employment law, including union-management relations under both the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act.

We also defend employers in federal and state courts throughout the United States against labor and employment suits, including wrongful dismissal, age, race, disability, national origin and sex discrimination. We know the terminology of the industry; the unique work schedules and pay structure of train and engine service employees; and the grievance and arbitration process that so often occurs concurrently with the litigation of employment disputes.

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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
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

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 advocat...

Booker Shaw
Partner
Washington, D.C.

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 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
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