Mr. Wackerbarth is a shareholder and former member of Lane Powell's Board of Directors. He has been in practice for 32 years, concentrating his practice in the areas of railroad litigation, environmental litigation, labor and employment, products liability and insurance related disputes. His practice includes the representation of Class 1 railroads, shortlines, commuter rail services and the nation's passenger rail system. He is the Chair of the firm's Railroad and Mass Transit Industry Team and the Product Liability and Mass Torts Litigation group. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and is a past regional vice president of that organization. He is a Board member and officer in the Association of Transportation Law Professionals. He is also a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyer's Association.
Mr. Wackerbarth is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Railroad Law, and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.