Ann E. Buckley


Areas Of Practice

  • Defense of ERISA
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

State Courts

  • Missouri, 1978
  • Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Ann Buckley specializes in the defense of ERISA and insurance litigation and in appellate practice.

Her appellate practice, in addition to including appeals from the types of actions listed above, covers a broad range of legal, evidentiary, procedural and jury instruction issues in appeals in various types of actions, including claims filed by railroad employees under the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) and premises liability cases.

Ann has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Appellate Practice, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Energy Law and Insurance Law and in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers.

She is a member of the Subcommittee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, Eighth Circuit, and the Missouri Supreme Court Appellate Practice Committee.


Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

  • J.D. - 1978
  • Honors: cum laude

St. Louis University,St. Louis,Missouri

  • A.B. - 1975
  • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1974

Professional Associations

  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan Saint Louis,Member


  • Best Lawyers in America in Appellate Practice, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Energy Law and Insurance Law
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers

A Record Of Success

We have successfully defended some of the biggest companies in America, but we have also represented school districts, municipalities, regional companies, small businesses and individuals. All have received the same personal attention and vigorous advocacy in the courtroom.

The firm also has a particular expertise in defending railroads and representing insurers in coverage matters from large property losses to bad faith claims. The firm works closely with clients and claim managers to effectively manage the risks and costs of litigation.