William A. Brasher


St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: 314-621-7700 Ext. 3216
Fax: 314-621-1088
E-mail: wbrasher@boylebrasher.com

Bill Brasher is the Managing Partner of Boyle Brasher LLC and a Co-Founder of the Firm. Prior to entering private practice Bill was General Counsel - Litigation for a Fortune 500 transportation company. Bill is nationally recognized as a trial lawyer, innovator, and counselor. In addition to Bill’s civil litigation practice, he has a significant practice in the area of health law representing numerous major hospitals throughout the country. He has also been recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care Law by American Lawyer media and Martindale-Hubbell. Bill has been recognized as a Go-To attorney in the gaming industry for his representation of the Missouri Gaming Association as well as several gaming companies. Bill is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent lawyers in the Country. He has litigated civil jury cases in trials in both federal and state courts in over twenty states.

Bill has represented or consulted for his clients in a significant number of appellate matters at both the federal and state level. He has appeared in appeals before the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court and in the intermediate and supreme courts in several states.

Bill has also been recognized for over twenty years as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward & White. He has also been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" in Missouri and Kansas and by St. Louis Magazine as one of St. Louis' Best Lawyers. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and is a past President and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel where he serves on the Executive Committee. Bill is the originating author and current co-editor of the "Railroad Litigator's Notebook", a trial notebook for lawyers who defend railroads. He was also one of the principal authors of the "Federal Preemption" Notebook. For several years Bill has been a faculty member of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel's annual Trial College. He is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of topics involving the trial of civil actions.

Bill served in the U.S. Army having been a distinguished graduate of the Army's Officer Training School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He served as an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam.

Bill and his wife Patricia, also an attorney, enjoy skiing, hiking, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with their sons.

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Areas of Practice

  • Railroad Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Health Care Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Trucking Defense
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Products Liability
  • Class Action Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Toxic Tort Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Montana
  • Washington
  • Numerous Federal District Courts and Courts of Appeal
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Midwestern University
    • Bachelor of Arts, Buisiness Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Illinois Bar Association
  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Montana Bar Association
  • The Washington Bar Association
  • The Litigation Counsel of America
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Past President
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Past Chair, Executive Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Chair, Preemption Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Executive Committee Member
  • Defense Research Institute