Gary K. Burger, Jr. is an experienced trial lawyer and partner at Cantor & Burger. Gary has been ranked an AV rated lawyer by LexisNexis and Martindale-Hubbell, “The preeminent Rating … indicating the highest level of legal ability and ethics. The pinnacle of professional excellence.”
Gary has had many successes for our clients including verdicts and collected judgments of over a million dollars in premises liability and other cases. He’s had medical malpractice plaintiff’s verdicts and numerous medical malpractice cases settle at over $500,000. He’s tried and settled cases in products liability and employment discrimination cases as well. Gary has represented clients and argued appeals in the Missouri Court of Appeals and before the Supreme Court of Missouri. He specializes in obtaining and maximizing the value for clients’ injuries and damages to ensure that clients are fully compensated.
Gary has authored and presented numerous legal articles, including: Apportionment of Damages Under FELA, published in Missouri Lawyers Weekly, November 29, 1999; How to Effectively Handle and Resolve Small Personal Injury Cases, Presented at the Missouri Bar Solo and Small Firm Conference on June 9, 2001; Hot Tips In Personal Injury Litigation, presented at the annual Missouri Bar Meeting in 2001; Civil Trial Tips presented at the 2003 Solo & Small Firm and Missouri Bar conferences; and the Closing Argument section of the 2007 Solo & Small Firm Trial College.
Gary is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois, and is admitted to practice in federal courts in Missouri and Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois and Missouri Bar Associations, Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice and the Women’s Lawyers Association. Gary was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to serve on the Regional Disciplinary committee for the City of St. Louis, which hears ethics complaints against lawyers.
Gary grew up in the St. Louis area and graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a double major in economics and political science. Gary then attended Washington University School of Law and graduated in 1992. Gary was an associate editor with the Washington University Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law, received a Scholar in Law award, and taught legal research and writing to first year law students.
After law school, Gary practiced with the Brasher Law Firm in the City of St. Louis, where he specialized in personal injury litigation, railroad law, products liability and employment discrimination. In January 2000, Gary joined Mark Cantor to establish Cantor & Burger, LLC. Gary specializes in complex civil litigation, representing clients in personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, employment discrimination and other types of damages claims. He also handles nonpersonal injury litigation and has tried cases in commercial litigation and probate areas.