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Gary Burger

Founder | Injury Attorney

Gary Burger 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: automobile crashes, motorcycle and truck cases, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, workers compensation and class action cases.

Gary:

  • Is the founder and managing partner of Burger Law, LLC practicing throughout Missouri and Illinois. Burger law has offices in St. Louis, MO, Chicago, IL, Chesterfield, MO and Belleville, IL.
  • Has been a lawyer for 30 years and licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri for that time.
  • Has been representing individuals and owning and managing a small- to medium-sized firm dedicated to the zealous representation of injury victims and their families for over 22 years.
  • Has helped clients obtain over $175 million in trial verdicts or settlements during his career.


Books and Videos

Gary has written five books which can be downloaded for free by clicking the book below or viewing all free legal books here:

A free book from Burger Law

Win Your Truck Crash Case

Download this free book on truck accident claims written by experienced and effective truck accident lawyer Gary Burger to get answers to your questions and get valuable information about handling your truck crash case.

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Gary has well over 400 YouTube videos on all matters concerning injury law and his practice. Other members of the firm, guests and clients of the firm are included. Many of them are even interesting and educational. Here’s a link to Burger Law’s YouTube channel.

Client Reviews and Testimonials

Burger law has about 500 five-star Google reviews which can be seen here. If you wish, please leave us a 5 star review – thanks!

Burger law has about 100 clients who have kindly done videos with Gary or other members of the firm about their experiences. Click here for our page of client testimonials.

Podcast

Gary is the creator and co-founder of the Lawyer v. Lawyer podcast. He and co-host Debbie Champion record and produce this podcast to discuss all things litigation (and life) related. Having a plaintiff’s lawyer (Gary) and a defense lawyer (Debbie) is unique and brings different views to legal issues affecting many litigators. The podcast can be found at:

In the News

Gary’s work for his clients and has been in the news. Here are links to some of the tv news stories and newspaper articles:

Here are Missouri Lawyers weekly articles about some of the successes of Gary’s clients:

Client Successes

Check out Gary Burger and Burger Law's client successes that have been published in the media or on our website.

Teaching Other Lawyers

Gary presents continuing legal education classes multiple times a year to share his knowledge, and the knowledge of other great lawyers asked to present. If you want to attend these, please email gary@burgerlaw.com to be included on the next one. For the videos, audio and presentation materials for past CLEs, visit our Lawyer to Lawyer page.

More About Gary

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 through legal advocacy and volunteer work.

Gary loves being a husband and father to four wonderful kids. Gary spends his nonlaw time with his family and other hobbies. These include being an avid beekeeper (with great honey), scuba diver (certified as an assistant instructor, full cave, tech diver), foster dad to many rehomed dogs, and outdoor enthusiast. Gary works part-time leading scuba dives at Bonne Terre Mine. 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.

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.

Gary's Professional Profiles

  • Board and Executive Committee Member of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri.
  • Serves on the Board of Governors Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.
  • is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Intervention Committee under Rule 16.
  • Has been chosen by peers as a Superlawyer for over 10 years, member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and other professional recognitions.
  • Is an 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.”
  • Is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
  • Is 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.
  • Is a member of Missouri Lawyers Regional Disciplinary Committee.
  • Is a member of 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


$113.7 Million Missouri Correctional Officer Class Action Suit A Cole County Jury returned a verdict ...

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 ...

View Wrongful Death Result

$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. ...

View Wrongful Death Result

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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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