Richard E. Boyle

Richard E. Boyle

Belleville, Illinois

Dick is recognized nationally as a preeminent trial lawyer.  He is one of the co-founders of Boyle Brasher LLC.  Dick has tried over 100 jury cases to verdict. He has successfully handled numerous appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Appellate Court and the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of many national and international companies that he represents.  He is a nationally recognized practitioner in the areas of railroad law and products liability.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He has been deeply involved in tobacco and asbestos litigation.  Among his colleagues and with his clients he is known for his unparalleled work ethic and meticulous case preparation and presentation.


Beyond his family and firm, Dick reserves his highest loyalty to all things related to his alma mater, the University of Illinois and its Fighting Illini. Dick and his wife Janet live in Belleville, Illinois.


Areas of Practice

  • Class Action Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Trucking Law
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Railroad Defense
  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

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


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
    • A.B.
    • Honors: With College Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomat
  • The St. Clair County Bar Association
  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Defense Research Institute, Member


  • Phi Alpha Delta