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Gary Burger

Founder | Injury Attorney

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.

The founder and principal attorney of Burger Law firm based in downtown St. Louis, Gary has been a practicing attorney for 28 years. As a St. Louis native, Gary grew up in the 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 and has continued to live in St. Louis with his beautiful family. For more than 20 years he has been managing a small- to medium-sized firm dedicated to the zealous representation of injury victims and their families.

Gary Burger - Dedicated to Making a Difference for Injury Victims

In addition to tenaciously pursuing and protecting the rights of his clients and securing for them the compensation they deserve, Gary is an active member of the legal community in Missouri. He is committed to constantly honing his litigation and trial skills, sharing his knowledge with the next generation of St. Louis' personal injury lawyers, educating the injured and the future injured of their rights, and helping to better the community at large.

Gary has also worked hard to create and offer free resources to help injury victims get the peace and support to which they are entitled. He has:

  • written five books to advise injury victims in distinct personal injury case types which he has made available for free here to anyone who would like them
  • created and co hosts a podcast for lawyers called Lawyervlawyer, episodes of which can be found here.
  • a Youtube channel containing videos where he discusses and explains legal and current event topics, hosts Q&A sessions, and speaks with guest lawyers
  • regularly presents important material to his fellow Missouri and Illinois lawyers through CLE (Continuing Legal Education) programs

About Gary

Gary is a family man and a man of many talents. When he is not demanding payment for his clients or spending quality time with his wife and children, you may find him beekeeping or scuba diving! Gary is a beekeeper by hobby whose bees produce delicious fresh honey. He is also a certified scuba instructor. He enjoys diving and leading visitors in the caves of Bonne Terre. He has even been featured as a diving instructor 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.

  • Board and Executive Committee Member of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Board of Governors Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member of the Missouri Supreme Court Intervention Committee under Rule 16
  • Chosen as a Superlawyer for over 10 years, member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and other professional recognitions.
  • 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.
  • Missouri Supreme Court Intervention Committee; former Chairmen of Missouri Lawyers Assistance Committee; former member of Missouri Lawyers Regional Disciplinary Committee;
  • 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 Delivers Results

Over $170 Million won for our clients


$113,714,632 Missouri Correctional Officers Class Action

$113.7 Million


A Cole County Jury returned a verdict for $113,714,632.00 for the class of Corrections Officers ...

View FLSA Fair Labor Standards Act Result

$5,000,000 Settlement - Father Killed by Reckless Truck Driver

$5 Million


Personal Injury Lawyer, Gary Burger and Burger Law represented a family of a man killed ...

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$3 Million Judgment - Son Murdered by Pam Hupp

$3 Million


$3 Million Judgment. Gary Burger represented Margaret Burch, the mother of murder victim Louis Gumpenberger. ...

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Featured in the media

Gary Burger In The News

View some of the news articles Gary Burger is featured in across the internet. The links below go to external sites not controlled by Burger Law.

Department of Corrections Owes $113 Million to Officers | News Tribune

Department of Corrections Owes $113 Million to Officers

News Tribune

Cole County jury awards Missouri prison guards $113 million in back pay | Houston Herald

Cole County jury awards Missouri prison guards $113 million in back pay

Houston Herald

Department of Corrections loses $113 million lawsuit brought by employees | KRCG

Department of Corrections loses $113 million lawsuit brought by employees

KRCG

Mother of Pamela Hupp’s murder victim sues her for wrongful death | St. Louis Post Dispatch

Mother of Pamela Hupp’s murder victim sues her for wrongful death

St. Louis Post Dispatch

Pam Hupp ordered to pay $3 million to victim's mother | KSDK

Pam Hupp ordered to pay $3 million to victim's mother

KSDK

Couple married 50 years killed in I-55 head-on crash near Pevely | St. Louis Post Dispatch

Couple married 50 years killed in I-55 head-on crash near Pevely

St. Louis Post Dispatch

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