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

Appellate Law


Buckley & Buckley handles a wide range of appeals, including insurance defense, insurance coverage, railroad and ERISA cases. We handle appeals and writ petitions in all three divisions of the Missouri Court of Appeals, in the Supreme Court of Missouri, and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits.

Insurance Defense: The firm's attorneys have obtained affirmances of defense judgments in cases such as Woodling v. Polk, 473 S.W.3d 233 (Mo. App. E.D. 2015), Ellis v. Hehner, 448 S.W.3d 320 (Mo. App. E.D. 2014), Hamilton v. Palm, 442 Fed.Appx. 244 (8th Cir. 2011), and Casey ex rel. Hanson v. Casey, 214 S.W.3d 352 (Mo. App. E.D. 2007).

Insurance Coverage: We have addressed insurance coverage issues in cases such as Kretsinger Real Estate Co. v. Amerisure Ins. Co., 498 S.W.3d 506 (Mo. App. W.D. 2016), Macheca Transport Co. v. Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Co., 737 F.3d 1188 (8th Cir. 2013), Macheca Transport Co. v. Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Co., 649 F.3d 681 (8th Cir. 2011), and Philadelphia Indem. Ins. Co. v. Lexington Ins. Co., 845 F.3d 1330 (10th Cir. 2017).

Railroad: Buckley & Buckley's attorneys have addressed evidentiary and venue issues in appeals in actions brought under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA). See Payton v. Union Pacific R. Co., 405 S.W.3d 1 (Mo. App. E.D. 2013) and Sisk v. Union Pacific R. Co., 317 S.W.3d 124 (Mo. App. E.D. 2010).

ERISA: In defending employee welfare benefit plans, claim administrators and plan administrators, the firm's attorneys have obtained affirmances in appeals from summary judgments in ERISA-governed disability claims, as well as accidental death claims. See Palmer v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 415 Fed.Appx. 913 (10th Cir. 2011); Forrester v. Metropolitan Life Ins. Co., 269 Fed.Appx. 827 (10th Cir. 2008); River v. Edward D. Jones Co., 646 F.3d 1028 (8th Cir. 2011).

Buckley & Buckley's appellate practice is handled by Partners Ann E. Buckley and Adrian P. Sulser.

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