Gary K. Burger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Burger Law
 | 500 N. Broadway, Suite 1350, St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-542-2222
Fax: 314-542-2229
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a trial attorney at St. Louis, Missouri-based Burger Law, Gary K. Burger zealously represents clients throughout the state as well as parts of neighboring Illinois who have been injured due to the wrongful acts of others in car accidents, truck accidents and other personal injury cases. He also represents people in medical malpractice litigation who have been harmed by health care practitioners, and he assists employees who are seeking workers' compensation benefits.

A native of St. Louis, Mr. Burger double majored in economics and political science at the University of Missouri - Columbia, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts. He then attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor. Mr. Burger became licensed to practice before state courts of Missouri in 1992 and became licensed to practice in Illinois the following year. He is certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Burger's zealous representation of accident victims has yielded multiple multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts, including a $5 million settlement in a wrongful death case involving a tractor-trailer. As a result, he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Recognized for his skill and ethics, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer-review rating* through Martindale-Hubbell.

He is a well-respected educator and presenter in the area, presenting on personal injury topics, jury instructions, litigation strategies and other informative topics to assist the legal community. He is a constant presence in the personal injury industry and the legal community as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

*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 (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

Personal Injury - Products (20%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability


Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2018

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Gary Burger

Admitted: 1992, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Superlawyer
  • Associate editor with the Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law, received a Scholar in Law award., Scholar in Law , Washington University in St. Louis, 1992
  • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
  • AV Rated Lawyer, LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Illinois Bar Association
  • Member, Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Board of Directors
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits
  • Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri
  • Former Member, Missouri Lawyers Regional Disciplinary Committee
  • Former Chairmen, Missouri Lawyers Assistance Committee
  • Member, Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • The Missouri Supreme Court
  • Missouri Supreme Court Intervention Committee

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Apportionment of Damages Under FELA, Apportionment of Damages Under FELA, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 1999
  • Presenter, How to Effectively Handle and Resolve Small Personal Injury Cases, Missouri Bar Solo And Small Firm Conference, 2001
  • Presenter, Hot Tips In Personal Injury Litigation, Annual Missouri Bar Meeting, 2001
  • Presenter, Civil Trial Tips, Solo & Small Firm And Missouri Bar Conferences, 2003
  • Closing Arguments, Solo & Small Firm Trial College, 2007
  • Lecturer, Jury Instructions and the Jury, Legal Services Of Eastern Missouri, 2014


  • Contraception class action lawsuit, against the state of Illinois, the only one of its kind.  Because of this lawsuit, the state of Illinois changed its law to now offer contraceptive coverage to its female employees.  Established $600,000.00 fund to pay female employees of the State of Illinois who were discriminated against by wrongfully being denied coverage for contraceptives.  Http://, 2011
  • $175,000.00 settlement in slip and fall snow and ice case at that resulted in low back injuries., 2010
  • $400,000.00 car accident settlement with disputed causation on medical., 2011
  • $1.97 million settlement for a client who was driving on the highway when a children play ground equipment fell off the back of the vehicle in front of her causeing the accident., 2012
  • $50,000.00 sexual harassment verdict against strip club in Southern Illinois., 2010
  • $142,000.00 verdict for a client who was hit by a vehcile who falied to at a stop sign while on his motorcycle., 2012
  • $180,000.00 settlement for premises liability slip and fall case.  Settled the day before trial., 2011
  • Over $100,000.00 recovery for family suffering smoke inhalation after apartment fire caused by landlord illegally storing accelerants in basement., 2010
  • $675,000.00 car accident settlement and our client was intoxicated., 2010
  • $5,000,000 settlement for the family of a young man killed when a speeding tractor-trailer ran a red light and collided with his vehicle., 2013
  • $113.7 award for class of MO Corrections Officers who were not paid for pre and post shift activities., 2018

Educational Background:

  • University of Missouri Columbia, Dual Degrees in Economics and Political Science, 1988
Office Location for Gary K. Burger

500 N. Broadway, Suite 1350
St. Louis, MO 63102

Phone: 314-542-2222

Fax: 314-542-2229

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Last Updated: 1/13/2019

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