Gary K. Burger

Top rated personal injury attorney in St. Louis, Missouri

Burger Law
Gary K. Burger
Burger Law

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Class action & mass torts; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 1992

Education: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022
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Burger Law

500 N Broadway
Suite 1860
St. Louis, MO 63102 Visit website


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


Houston Herald

Fox 2 Now

SF Gate

MDJ Online

Beaumont Enterprise


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

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Class action/mass torts: plaintiff, Employment & labor: employee, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Workers' compensation: claimant

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Dram shop laws, Construction accident, Brain injury, Toxic mold, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Dental malpractice, Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Delayed or incorrect diagnosis, Informed consent, Class actions, Employment law - employee, Wage & hour laws, Sexual harassment, Labor law, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices, Pharmaceutical

  • 40% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Class action/mass torts: plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & labor: employee
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Workers' compensation: claimant

First Admitted: 1992, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

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
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • University of Missouri Columbia, Dual Degrees in Economics and Political Science, 1988
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
  • Missouri and Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers. The injury attorneys of Burger Law know that being injured in a personal injury accident negatively impacts your physical, emotional, and financial health. Gary Burger and his team are highly skilled in all areas of personal injury law and have the resources needed to get you a great financial recovery. When you hire us, we dedicate ourselves to properly investigating your case, developing a strong claim, identifying and obtaining evidence of all of your damages, and fighting for the compensation you deserve. Call us now at (314) 500-HURT in MO or (312) 500-HURT in Illinois or fill out our form to get started on our free case evaluation and have us begin working on your serious injury case today. The personal injury lawyers at Burger Law practice all areas of personal injury law in Missouri including car accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall injuries, motorcycle crashes, deck collapses, workers compensation cases, and more. Burger Law is dedicated to fighting insurance companies and helping the injured and their families in St. Louis and Missouri with exceptional legal representation, caring support, and personal guidance. We will personally represent you and will stand with you through each stage of your personal injury claim—proving liability, identifying responsible parties and insurance companies, getting needed medical care, making the claim, settling the claim quickly, filing suit if needed, litigating the claim, developing damages, getting the evidence we need to win and prove all damages and getting the maximum recovery for you. , Our Dedication to Clients - Burger Law Injury Attorneys, 2022
  • At Burger Law, we understand that being injured in a personal injury accident can harm your physical, emotional, and financial health. Gary Burger and his associates are highly skilled and have the resources needed to properly investigate your case, develop a strong claim, and fight for the compensation you deserve. The personal injury lawyers at Burger Law practice all areas of personal injury law, including car accidents, workers compensation cases, slip and fall injuries, truck accidents, deck collapse, medical malpractice, and more. Burger Law is dedicated to serving injury victims in Missouri and Illinois with high-quality support and guidance, and you can trust that we will stand with you through each stage of your personal injury claim from insurance and damage issues to medical needs. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a personal injury accident, allow Gary Burger and associates to represent your case. To get started on your free case evaluation, contact the personal injury lawyers at Burger Law by calling (314) 500-HURT in MO or (312) 500-HURT in IL, or by visiting us at , Welcome to Burger Law - Missouri and Illinois Personal Injury Lawyers, 2022
  • $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

Office location for Gary K. Burger

500 N Broadway
Suite 1860
St. Louis, MO 63102

Phone: 844-966-1228


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2022

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