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Gary Karl Burger Jr.

also known as Gary Burger

About me

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 314-542-2222, email us at or visit our website at


  • Chosen as a Superlawyer and a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • 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.


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 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.


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


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 53%
    23 years
  2. Car Accident: 11%
    23 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 11%
    23 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 11%
    23 years
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Douglas A Biggs

    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.


    Douglas Biggs Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Oliver Hacking III

    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.


    James Hacking Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Burger Law

500 North Broadway
St. Louis, MO, 63102


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199305/11/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Board Certified in Civil Trial AdvocacyNational Board of Trial Advocacy2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBurger Law2015 - Present
Attorney, PartnerCantor & Burger2000 - Present
AttorneyThe Brasher Law Firm1992 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Missouri BarMember1992 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1992 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wrongful Death Truck Crash$5,000,000 Settlement
Multi-Car Crash$1.97 Million Settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri, ColumbiaEconomics and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationJury Instructions2014
Missouri Solo and Small Firm ConferenceCivil Trial Tips2003
Missouri Solo and Small Firm ConferenceHow to Effectively Handle and Resolve Small Personal Injury Cases2001
Annual MeetingHot Tips In Personal Injury Litigation2001