William A. Brasher

William A. Brasher

Managing Partner
Co-Founder
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Phone:
(314) 621-7700
Fax:
(314) 768-7010
Email:

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 Ligation Practice, he also 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 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. Benni ng, 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.

Areas of Practice

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

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Montana
  • Washington
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Missouri

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Midwestern University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Business Administration
  • Army's Officer Training School at Ft. Benni ng, Georgia.

Published Works

  • Originating Author and Current Co-editor of the "Railroad Litigator's Notebook", a trial notebook for lawyers who defend railroads.
  • Principal Author of the "Federal Preemption" Notebook

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care Law by American Lawyer Media
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Health Care Law by Martindale-Hubbel
  • Go-To attorney in the gaming industry for his representation of the Missouri Gaming Association as well as several gaming companies.
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent lawyers in the Country
  • "Best Lawyers in America" by Woodward & White
  • "Super Lawyer" in Missouri and Kansas
  • One of the St. Louis' Best Lawyers by St. Louis Magazine

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Texas Bar Association
  • The Montana Bar Association
  • The Washington Bar Association
  • The Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • 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
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel's annual Trial College, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Army, Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam