Richard M. Roessler


Belleville, Illinois 
Phone: 618-277-9000 Ext. 2217
Fax: 618-277-4594

Rich has tried over 200 cases to jury verdict and handled numerous appeals during his career. He has tried numerous medical malpractice and railroad cases to verdict on behalf of the doctors, hospitals and railroad companies he represents. Rich has been the recipient of the prestigious designation of Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice defense every year since 2005.

Rich also has a general civil defense trial practice representing insurance companies, their insured's, and corporations.

Rich has won jury verdicts for his clients in some of the most difficult jurisdictions in America.  He is often sought out by his colleagues at Boyle Brasher LLC for his practical and realistic advice concerning their cases. Rich handles cases in the state and federal trial and appellate courts in both Illinois and Missouri.

Rich was born and raised in St. Clair County, Illinois. Rich worked his way through both college and law school.

Away from his practice Rich enjoys spending time and traveling with his two daughters and grandchildren. Committed to physical fitness,  Rich is a runner who covers many miles each week.  Rich enjoys professional football and is a loyal fan of the St. Louis Rams.

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Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Health Care Law
  • Railroad Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Litigation and Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Awards and Honors
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Illinois Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The American Bar Association
  • The St. Clair County Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Federation of Insurance and Corporation Counsel
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Fellow American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow Litigation Counsel of America


  • Phi Alpha Delta