Gary K. Burger

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Burger Law
 | 500 N Broadway, Suite 1860
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-542-2222
Fax: 314-542-2229
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Gary K. Burger, Jr. devotes his practice to helping injury victims and their families, providing financial recovery and protecting the future of those injured, and making our community safer through advocacy and volunteer work.

Gary Burger has tried and won many complex civil litigation cases in many areas: medical malpractice, products liability, employment discrimination, auto crashes, motorcycle and truck cases, premises liability, class actions, and consumer fraud. He also pursues and tries cases in commercial litigation, probate, workers compensation, and administrative and arbitration hearings.

Gary Burger has trialed in: the Missouri Court of Appeals; the Supreme Court of Missouri; trial courts in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Francois County, Washington County in Missouri; St. Clair, Madison, Randolf, Cook, Springfield and other counties in Illinois; and federal courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois and the northern district of Indiana.  Gary has also represented clients in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Texas, Iowa, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin and other states in the past.

Gary Burger also has the following achievements:

  • Trial lawyer for 27 years, founder and principle of Burger law.
  • Missouri Supreme Court Intervention Committee; former Chairmen of Missouri Lawyers Assistance Committee; former member of Missouri Lawyers Regional Disciplinary Committee;
  • Board and Executive Committee Member of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Board of Governors Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Chosen as a Superlawyer for over 10 years, member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and other professional recognitions. View profiles here.
  • AV rated lawyer by LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell, “The preeminent Rating … indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics. The pinnacle of professional excellence.”
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, and in The Missouri Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits and various Federal District Courts.
  • Illinois and Missouri Bar Associations, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award View Gary’s profile on Avvo here.
  • Winner of 2018 second highest Jury Verdict in Missouri of $113.7 Million

Gary Burger grew up in the St. Louis area and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a double major in economics and political science. He then attended Washington University School of Law and graduated in 1992. Gary lives in St. Louis with his family.

Gary is a scuba diver and bee keeper. His diving has been featured in Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly, as well as on the TODAY show in which he led NBC’s Kevin Tibble on a dive tour of Bonne Terre’s underground lake. Watch the segment here!

Here are links to news articles and television segments concerning the $113.7 Million Verdict for the Corrections Officers Lawsuit:

News Tribune

KRCGTV

Houston Herald

Fox 2 Now

SF Gate

MDJ Online

Beaumont Enterprise

WBlogs

Riverfront Times STL Today

Gary created and co hosts a podcast for lawyers called Lawyervlawyer, episodes of which can be found here. Gary has written four books relating to law. These can be found here. Gary has a Youtube channel for mostly law materials which can be found here. Gary has over 400 google reviews of his firm which can be found here

Gary's outstanding case results have also been featured in Missouri Lawyer's Weekly!

Widow in ATV Accident Settles with Property Owner - $600,000 Settlement

Injured Woman Settles Highway Crash Lawsuit - $2 Million Verdict

Motorcycle Crash Leads to Plaintiff Win -$142,000 Verdict

On-ramp Car Accident Leads to Settlement for St. Louis Man - $327,500 Settlement

Woman Hit by State Truck Gets Settlement - $305,000

Gateway Arch Worker Settles Over Injury on Tram - $120,000 Settlement

Apartment Manager Settles Over Deck Collapse that Injures Couple - $1.435 Million Settlement

Injurer Owes Penalty, Fees for Insufficient Repair Checks - $87,704 Settlement

Gary is a recurring featured radio guest on the John and Kane Show, which is also available for Podcast. Listen below.

October 1 - On Work

September 18 - "Right to Work" and Workers' Rights

September 9 - The Iran Nuclear Deal

August 26 - Gun Rights and the Second Amendment (pt. 2)

August 12 - Gun Rights and the Second Amendment 

August 11 - Women's Reproductive Rights with Sex Therapist Lindsay Walden

July 29 - Things we Think are Illegal, but are Actually Legal

June 17, 2015 - How to be an Educated & Protected Consumer

July 1, 2015 - How to Detect when Someone is Lying

May 20, 2015 - How to File a Lawsuit and How Frivolous Lawsuits are Weeded Out

May 13, 2015 - What to do After an Accident

May 4,2015 - Marriage Equality

If you have been injured and you would like Gary to review your case for free, call (314) 542-2222 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form. We do not charge a fee unless we win your case, guaranteed. 

*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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Gary Burger

Admitted: 1992, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://burgerlaw.com/attorneys/gary-burger/

Honors/Awards:

  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 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://ilclassaction.com, 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
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Office Location for Gary K. Burger

500 N Broadway
Suite 1860
St. Louis, MO 63102

Phone: 314-542-2222

Fax: 314-542-2229

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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