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Andrew Corkery’s practice primarily focuses on transportation law, medical malpractice and other types of litigation. 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. He is licensed in Illinois and Missouri.
Attorney Andrew Corkery 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 or her at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards.
He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society. Selection as a Fellow is based on excellence in litigation at the trial and appellate level. He has also been named one of Americas Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators for Illinois.
He is involved in Bar and professional organizations including the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Association of Defense Counsel, and Bar Associates of Metro St. Louis. He is currently the Chairman of the Illinois Defense Counsel Civil Practice Committee.
2019 Plaintiff v Long Term Care Facility. Lead counsel in 5 day Nursing Home Care Act trial involving fall that allegedly resulted in hip fractures and brain bleed. Plaintiff claimed special damages of $900,000 in special damages and pain and suffering damages. Jury returned verdict for $120,000. Plaintiff asked for new trial on damages only because the jury did not award damages for pain and suffering. Court denied the motion.
2014 Plaintiff v Railroad. Second chair FELA trial in Southern District Illinois Federal Court. Plaintiff alleged career ending shoulder injury.
2013 Plaintiff v Railroad. Second chair FELA trial in St Clair County Illinois in which plaintiff claimed multiple knee surgeries as result of fall in yard. Defense verdict.
2009 Plaintiff vs Railroad. Second chair trial in Madison County, Illinois in which plaintiff was coupled between car and crane resulting in leg amputation and amputation of part of torso. Defense verdict.
2020 Obtained summary judgment in medical malpractice claim/1983 action in Southern District of Illinois. Only defendant to obtain summary judgment. Case proceeded against other defendants.
2018: Admitted pro hac vice in the Western District of New York Federal Court and New York state court to defend Class 1 railroad in litigation involving complex medical causation issues.
2012 Third Party trespasser claim against two railroads. Mr. Corkery represented both defendant Railroads. The case involved a 13 year old boy who sustained a leg amputation while trespassing on the railroad’s track. Mr. Corkery prepared and filed Motions for Summary Judgment for both railroads. In response to these motions plaintiff voluntarily dismissed his claims which resulted in a dismissal with prejudice of all claims against both railroads.
Has obtained numerous victories in Forum Non Conveniens motions.