Andrew C. Corkery


Belleville, Illinois
Phone: 618-277-9000 Ext. 2208
Fax: 618-277-4594

Andy, a Partner with the firm since 2010, primarily focuses his practice on transportation law and medical malpractice. He has represented railroads his entire career and has litigated numerous FELA, crossing and trespasser cases. In his medical malpractice work, he defends hospitals, doctors and other healthcare providers throughout Southern and Central Illinois. He has significant trial experience in Illinois and Missouri state courts and Illinois federal courts. He attended the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Trial College. A substantial amount of Andy's practice involves appellate work. He has briefed numerous cases in Illinois appellate courts. While in law school, Andy served as a clerk for Judge Lawrence Mooney of the Eastern District Court of Appeals in Missouri.

He has received the rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest peer rating standard. According to Martindale-Hubbell guidelines, this rating signifies that the lawyer's reviewed peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

Andy has recently been appointed to the Illinois State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Education, Admission, and Competence. He was one of the five attorneys who drafted the report encouraging the State of Illinois to accept the Uniform Bar Exam. The report was approved by the Illinois State Bar Association, and is now before the Illinois Supreme Court. He also serves on the Illinois Association of Defense Counsel Amicus Committee.

In his free time, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.  He also likes watching college basketball and is a fan of the St. Louis University Billikens.

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Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty
  • Railroad Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care Law
  • Trucking Defense
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Class Actions

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude)
    • Law Journal: St. Louis-Warsaw Transatlantic
  • St. Louis University
    • Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude)

Professional Association and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Transportation Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Young Lawyers Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, New Member Welcoming Committee
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (Amicus Committee)
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Admiralty Law Committee)