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Buckley & Buckley, LLC Civil Trial Lawyers
Personal Injury Defense and Insurance Coverage

Stephen M. Buckley

Stephen M. Buckley

Saint Louis, Missouri

Steve Buckley specializes in the trial of civil lawsuits and has tried numerous high exposure cases to jury verdict.  He has represented Class I Railroads and Shortline Railroads in Federal Employers’ Liability Act, Trespasser, Crossing Accident, and Third-Party Liability lawsuits for over 25 years.

Steve has worked as a trial attorney & Assistant General Solicitor for a Class I Railroad, handling multiple facets of railroad litigation.  Steve has been named a Top Rated Civil Litigation attorney by Super Lawyers.  He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for his work in Railroad Law.

He is a member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel and served as a Board Member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers from 2007-2013.

Steve has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law for Trial Advocacy II at St. Louis University School of Law from 1989 to 1991.

Areas of Practice

  • Railroad Liability, including FELA litigation and premises liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Malpractice Litigation
  • Toxic Exposure Cases, including asbestos and benzene exposure
  • Wrongful Discharge Claims
  • Automobile Liability
  • Libel & Slander Claims
  • Missouri Port Authority Litigation and Contract Review/Preparation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1986
  • Missouri, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1985
  • Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
    • A.B. - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors, Certificate of Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America – Railroad Law
  • Super Lawyers – Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Former Board Member, 2007 - 2013

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