Andrew C. Corkery

Andrew C. Corkery

Belleville, Illinois

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. He also represents trucking companies as well as other types of transportation defendants. 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. 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. He has also been named one Americas Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for Illinois. Only the top 100 qualifying defense litigators in each state will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. Less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor.

Andy has recently been appointed as the Chairperson of 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.


Areas of Practice

  • 40% Transportation Defense Lititgation
  • 30% Medical Malpractice Defense Litigation
  • 30% Personal Injury Defense Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2000
  • Illinois, 2001
  • Tennessee, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2014


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate cum laude - 2000
    • Law Journal: St. Louis-Warsaw Transatlantic Law Journal, Managing Editor Articles, 1999 - 2000
  • St. Louis University
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1997
    • Major: History

Published Works

Representative Clients

  • Selective Insurance
  • Several ClassI railroads
  • Touchette Regional Hospital


  • Medical Records Seminar , National Business Institute (June 2015)
  • Practical Evidence Toolkit/ Witness Testimony, National Business Institute (June 2017)
  • How to Get Your Social Media, Email and Text Evidence Admitted and Keep Theirs Out, National Business Institute (March 2018)

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell , 2017 - Present
  • Recognized asTop Rated Lawyer by Corporate Counsel Magazine , 2017 - Present
  • Named one of Top 100 Civil Defense Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • The St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Transportation Committee
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Young Lawyers Committee, 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, New Member Welcoming Committee
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis , Admiralty Law Committee
  • Illinois Association of Defense Counsel, Amicus Committee