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Gary Karl Burger Jr.

Employment and labor Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   18 reviews

also known as Gary Burger, Gary K. Burger Jr.

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 31 years
    Missouri - MO 31 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Other
    4%

  2. Admiralty and maritime
    3%

  3. Animal and dog bites
    3%

  4. Animal law
    3%

  5. Aviation
    3%

  6. Birth injury
    3%

  7. Business
    3%

  8. Car accident
    3%
    Experienced in trying complex auto accident cases at any step in the claims process.

    31 years

  9. Civil rights
    3%

  10. Class action
    3%

  11. Construction and development
    3%

  12. Consumer protection
    3%

  13. Defective and dangerous products
    3%

  14. Discrimination
    3%

  15. Employment and labor
    3%

  16. Ethics and professional responsibility
    3%

  17. Health care
    3%

  18. Lawsuits and disputes
    3%

  19. Life insurance
    3%

  20. Litigation
    3%

  21. Medical malpractice
    3%
    Experienced in trying complex medical malpractice cases involving negligent doctors, nurses, hospitals, physical therapists, surgery centers and nursing homes.

    31 years

  22. Mesothelioma and asbestos
    3%

  23. Motorcycle accident
    3%

  24. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    3%

  25. Personal injury
    3%
    Experienced in trying complex personal injury cases at any step in the claims process.

    31 years

  26. Sex crime
    3%

  27. Sexual harassment
    3%

  28. Slip and fall accident
    3%

  29. Spinal cord injury
    3%

  30. Transportation
    3%

  31. Trucking accident
    3%
    Experienced in trying complex trucking accident cases involving work trucks, big rigs, tractor-trailers, semi trucks and other commercial vehicles.

    31 years

  32. Workers compensation
    3%

  33. Wrongful death
    3%
    Experienced trying complex wrongful death cases, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for the families of wrongful death victims.

    31 years

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 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.  Call us at, email us at or visit our website at .

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 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
  • 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. 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.
  • Winner of 2018 second highest Jury Verdict in Missouri of $ Million

 

Gary has authored and presented numerous legal articles and presentations. He is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois, and is admitted to practice in federal courts in Missouri and Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois and Missouri Bar Associations, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice.

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 is a proud father to his three children and enjoys traveling and music.

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.

Gary is a former Chairman of the Missouri Lawyers Assistance Committee and
member of the Missouri Lawyers Regional Disciplinary Committee.

 

Visit my website to learn more about me: Gary Burger, St. Louis personal injury attorney

 

 

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Location

Burger Law
500 North Broadway
Saint Louis, MO, 63102

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by David | December 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
David Alexander
The Burger law firm did a great job with my case . Contacted me about the specific details, how was I feeling, did I need to get more treatment. Very much on my team during the whole process, from the time I hired them.
Posted by Shawn | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rock Star Attorney!!!
I recently had Burger Law help me in slip and fall accident and was very pleased with the end result. Gary and his staff treated me like one of the family. This is the very best personal injury lawyer in the state of Missouri. I am so thankful for him and his law firm. Thank you so very much. Sincerely Yours, Shawn Jackson
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Posted by Terry | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend Burger Law!
Wanted to say a quick Thank You to Gary Burger and his team. They were wonderful in helping me reach a settlement in an unusual uninsured motorist accident. I had car damage and medical injuries when t-boned by an underage driver in an unlicensed and uninsured vehicle that wasn’t legal to drive on city streets. Gary and his associates were always available to answer questions and guide me through this process. They did a great job of figuring out how to approach this unusual case and helped me reach a settlement that I was very happy with. I always felt comfortable contacting either Gary or Casey with updates or questions about my case and felt like they cared about me and how I was doing throughout. I definitely would recommend Burger Law to anyone that finds themselves in need of a personal injury lawyer.
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Posted by Travis and Valerie Swafford | July 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Best experience I have ever had with a lawyer. Gary and his staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I recommend anyone to work with them. I will actually miss talking with them.
Posted by Kelli Hoversten | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic team
I was injured in another state and I live in Mo. Gary help me figure out where my case needdd to be filed as the statutes were different in each state. It was a long process and he and his team kept me up to date abc answered all my questions. I know that I got the best settlement possible with Burger law firm fighting on my side. Thanks Burger law
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Posted by Adam | October 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Firm
Gary and his staff were extremely attentive, caring, and efficient when it came to me and my case. It was great knowing I didn't have to worry about things not getting taken care of.
Posted by David | September 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Advocate for your rights
I found Mr. Burger on You Tube and I can't tell you how glad I was to find his law firm! It was a relief knowing that he and his law firm had my back and was looking out for my best interest. As a former state law enforcement officer, you know the importance of having backup in critical situations, I highly recommend your use of the Burger Law Firm, It will be the best investment you ever made
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Posted by Aleasha | August 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Gary ( attorney) and Casey (paralegal) was the best I've found they helped me with any questions or concerns I had.they worked really hard on my case and keep me up to date on everything that was goin on.they are very nice and good at what they do.I would definitely use them again and will be referring them to everyone I know..thank you so much!!
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Posted by Bob | July 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gary's got my back.
I am a lawyer myself but I have Gary represent me and my family members in a range of injury issues and insurance claims. Gary has specialized in getting the most money in these claims for years and can do a better job for me than I could do working for free for myself. I also see how hard he works for each and everyone of his clients and I am always constantly amazed.
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Posted by Audra | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A personable lawyer
Gary handled my lawsuit in a very professional manner and was able to reduce my stress with his encouraging words and positive attitude when it came to my case. He made sure I was updated on a regular basis, without me having to call his office to inquire. He actually called me, which I felt was very respectable. I would recommend him, to anyone, that's looking to recover medical/lost wage/ and damages, due to car accidents. I'm very happy with the representation I received from him. Audra
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Posted by Amanda | December 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Gary gave me hope when all of my hope was lost. He treated me like I was a member of his own family and fought for what me and my children deserved. He always made certain that I knew every detail of what was happening with my case and he was always there for me. Gary is an excellent lawyer and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Shama A | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
I don't have enough words to describe how amazing my experience with this firm was. Gary worked very hard to make sure I was taken care of from the moment I made my first call. From the moment I first called until my case was over, I was at ease that I had made the right choice. Thank you again
Posted by Randy | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best
I was involved in a motorcycle accident in the spring of 2011, an accident where I was not at fault. I was hit by a teenage girl that failed to stop at a stop sign. My shoulder was messed up as well as my leg. My motorcycle was all but totaled and I had medical bills that exceeded 50K. Due to the damage to my shoulder, I was unable to work for over a half a year. I called Gary for advise and decided to have him represent me. Gary did an excellent in representing me. He was very aggressive and took control of everything right from the start. He made sure that the bill collectors stopped bugging me for payment. During the trial, we had a lot of opposition from the insurance company not wanting to pay for all of the medical bills as well as the loss in wages because of my inability to work. Due to Gary's expertise, I was awarded a settlement that I felt I deserved. I have and will continue to recommend Gary to others in need of representation. Thanks Gary for all that you have done for me.
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Posted by John | May 22, 2015
Justice
Gary and Brian helped me get a settlement I was happy with. I was injured by a unique machine and needed specific professionals to handle my case.
Posted by Betty | March 6, 2015
Nothing but a top notch lawyer!
Gary Burger Jr. handled my families case for the loss of my second oldest brothers son. Very tragic case when he was killed in an automobile accident with a tractor trailer driver, where both drivers died. My nephew left behind a four year old son. His son will be taken care of because of the settlement Gary got for him. Gary is nothing but professional and honorable. I would recommend Gary Burger Jr. to anyone in need of a good lawyer. Thank you Gary for all that you have done for my family.
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Posted by Brenda | March 5, 2015
Personal injury lawsuit involving Big Business
Gary Burger was always there for me in my personal injury suit. Every time I thought it wasn't going to happen he assured me and made me feel confident that everything was fine. I assure you if you want someone that is loyal, honest and will fight for your case till the end "#Burgermakesithappen" Gary is the best!! Thank you and your staff for helping me so much!!! Bb
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Posted by Darrel | March 4, 2015
Great Lawyer, Good Person
Gary is a very professional and caring lawyer. He does not let your case languish, he keeps everything moving forward and provides outstanding representation.
Posted by Rochelle | July 23, 2014
Excellent Job!!
I'm thankful that they were willingly to work will me. I'm happy that they fought for me until the end. Great job!! Would recommend you guys to anyone!! Thanks
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Burger Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney, Partner
  • Cantor & Burger
  • 2000 - Present
  • Principal
  • Burger Law LLC
  • 1900 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Brasher Law Firm
  • 1992 - 2000
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Education

  • Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992
  • University of Missouri
  • BA
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death Truck Crash
  • $5,000,000 Settlement
  • Multi-Car Crash
  • $1.97 Million Settlement

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Jury Instructions
  • 2014
  • Missouri Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Civil Trial Tips
  • 2003
  • Missouri Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • How to Effectively Handle and Resolve Small Personal Injury Cases
  • 2001
  • Annual Meeting
  • Hot Tips In Personal Injury Litigation
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (13)
Endorse Gary
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary Burger, Esq. is a genuine good person and a great lawyer. Gary is compassionate, honest and a highly skilled trial lawyer for injury victims. I know Gary well and I would not hesitate to give him a strong recommendation."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a personal injury lawyer in Chicago and Gary is my go to resource in the St. Louis area. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Gary is an exceptionally energetic, creative, and aggressive trial lawyer. It's a pleasure to work with him because of his careful attention to detail and attention to the needs of clients. He demands fair compensation for his clients and he's intrepid in holding negligent defendants and their insurers accountable."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a brilliant attorney, and a great resource to contact."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gary is a highly skilled personal injury attorney. I've seen him in trial and he is a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is an excellent lawyer. One of the most knowledgeable in his field, Gary consistently finds unique and creative ways to ensure his clients get maximum compensation for their injuries. Together his knowledge, experience and superb trial skills combine to make Gary one of the highest regarded attorneys in the personal injury field."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gary Burger is one of the finest people I know. I consider him a good friend and an honorable, fierce advocate for his clients. His successful results speak for themselves. But he is also generous, funny and a good guy to be around. Gary goes above and beyond to do a fantastic job for his clients and he never gives up. Gary has helped several of my clients get better results than they probably should have. I endorse Gary without qualification."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gary for many years and consider him to be an excellent attorney. He cares about his clients, is knowledgeable about the law, and very competent. I have no hesitation in referring him Missouri injury claims of significant value."
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Saint Louis Employment and labor Lawyer Gary Karl Burger Jr.
Gary Karl Burger Jr.
Employment and labor Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 31 years
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