Martin J. Buckley


Areas Of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Restaurant and Food Supplier Litigation
  • Retailer Litigation
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Product Liabilitys
  • Employment Litigation

Bar Admissions

State Courts

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Eastern District of Missouri
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Central District of Illinois

Martin Buckley specializes in the trial of civil lawsuits and has tried over 100 jury cases to verdict. He was awarded the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award in 1998 in recognition of his outstanding skills in the art of trial advocacy. He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in three practice areas: Insurance, Insurance - Litigation and Personal Injury - Defense. He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. He is a Past President of MODL and served on its Board of Directors


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

  • J.D. - 1987
  • Honors: cum laude

St Louis University, St Louis, Missouri

  • A.B. - 1984
  • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, 1983

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • Missouri Bar, Member
  • Defense Research Institute
  • The Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Past President


  • Lon O. Hocker Award
  • Best Lawyers in America in Insurance, Insurance - Litigation and Personal Injury - Defense
  • 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.