Brad L. Badgley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Belleville, IL

Brad Badgley P.C.
 | 26 Public Square, Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: 618-235-1000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%)
Attorney Profile

For over 39 years, attorney Brad L. Badgley has helped his clients secure the compensation and benefits they need following an injury or loss caused by someone else's negligence. Through his law firm, Brad L. Badgley, P.C. Attorney at Law, in Belleville, Illinois, Mr. Badgley represents individuals and families throughout St. Clair, Madison and Williamson counties with their legal needs related to personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation claims.

Mr. Badgley began his legal career in 1978 after receiving his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and his license to practice from the Illinois State Bar Association. In 1996, The Missouri Bar also admitted him to practice, and Mr. Badgley practices before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Badgley has gained a reputation for his aggressive litigation tactics and effective negotiation skills, resulting in substantial settlements and awards on behalf of his clients. Through his efforts, he has obtained some of the largest verdicts ever awarded in Illinois, including a $110 million verdict for the victims of a grain elevator explosion and other multimillion-dollar settlements.

Dedicated to his practice, Mr. Badgley remains active in many professional legal organizations, including serving on the board for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and being vice president of the American Board of Trial Advocates, among several others. He has also served as counsel to a number of organized labor associations, including the Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

As testament of his high level of professionalism and service, Mr. Badgley has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Workers' Compensation (40%)

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2019

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About Brad Badgley

Admitted: 1978, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Listed in 83rd Edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for High Professional Legal Standards and Ethics
  • Community Services Award Certificate of Appreciation, Belleville Trades & Labor Assembly AFL-CIO, 1986
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1978
  • Missouri, 1996
  • Illinois, 1978
  • Greater St. Louis Council, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Chapter Vice President
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member and Board Manager
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
  • East St. Louis Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Union Planters Private Banking, Advisory Board, Director
  • Leader Funds, Director
  • Bank Star One, Director
  • Magna Trust Company, a Subsidiary of Magna Group, Inc., Director
  • Fairview Heights Community Bank, Director

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Guest Speaker, Topic - Legislative Changes Affecting Organized Labor, Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers Local 182-B/Midwest Regional Conference, April 15, 2000
  • Guest Speaker, Seminar - Topic - Low Speed Collision, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, April 14, 2000
  • Program Chair, Moderator, Products Liability Seminar, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, February 21, 2000
  • Guest Speaker, Subject - Jury Selection, McKendree College Forensic Psychology Class, February 18, 2000
  • Lecturer, Multiple Subjects, Illinois State Bar Association, 1983 - Present
  • Lecturer, Multiple Subjects, Illinois Trial Lawyers, 1983 - Present


  • Ryan v. Blakey, 389 N.E.2d 604 (1979)
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company v. Paulk, 826 F2d 1068 (7th Cir 1987)
  • Allied Van Lines v. Randall Russell, 2012 IL App (5th) 110255WC-U
  • Curtis Jackson v. City of Collinsville, 2011 IL App.(5th) 100516-U
  • Chet Shelton, et al. v. Guaranty National Insurance Com, 5-98-0437
  • Standard Mutual Ins. Co. v. Fiedler, William, et al., 5-98-0675
  • McGee v. Oldham, 642 N.E. 2d 196 (5th Dist 1994)
  • Sisk v. Williamson County, 167 Ill. 2d 343 (1995)
  • Gouge v. Central Illinois Public Service Co., 582 N.E.2d 108 (1991)
  • Mank v. West American Ins. Co., 620 N.E.2d 6 (1993)
  • Dockery v. Village of Steelville, 558 N.E.2d 449 (1990)
  • Hoffmeister v. K-Mart Corp., 537 N.E.2d 460 (1989)
  • Frakes v. Industrial Com'n, 534 N.E.2d 512 (1989)
  • Hanson v. Illinois Central Gulf R. Co., 529 N.E.2d 81 (1988)
  • Buddell v. Board of Trustees, State University Retirement System Of Illinois, 514 N.E.2d 184 (1987)
  • Prest by Prest v. Sparta Community Unit School District No. 140, 510 N.E.2d 595 (1987)
  • Wisdom v. Stonewall Ins. Co., 487 N.E.2d 11289 (1986)
  • Darnell v. Ralph Korte Equipment Co., 494 N.E.2d 1206 (1981)
  • Koehler v. Illinois Cent. Gulf R. Co., 488 N.E.2d 542 (1986)
  • Deason v. Metropolitan Property & Liability Ins. Co., 474 N.E.2d 783 (1985)
  • Universal Underwriters Ins. Co. v. State Farm Auto Ins. Co., 470 N.E.2d 1130 (1984)
  • Koehler v. Illinois Cent. Gulf R. Co., 463 N.E.2d 918 (1984)
  • Stiles v. Panorama Lanes, Inc., 438 N.E.2d 241 (1982)
  • Godare v. Sterling Steel Casting, 421 N.E.2d 925 (1981)
  • First Nat. Bank of Belleville v. Skidis, 403 N.E.2d 56
  • Sauget v. Beuckman Ford Inc., 399 N.E. 2d 189 (1979)
  • Sterling Steel Casting Co. v. Industrial Commission, 384 N.E.2d 1326 (1979)

Representative Clients:

  • Service Employees Union Local 116
  • Carpenters Local 433
  • Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers Union Local 182B
  • Laborers International Union of North America Local 459
  • Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council AFL-CIO

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, B.A. in Finance, 1974
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Office Location for Brad L. Badgley

26 Public Square
Belleville, IL 62220

Phone: 618-235-1000


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Last Updated: 9/10/2018

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