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Robert P. Marcus




Mr. Marcus represents injured workers, individuals and families in the areas of trucking accidents, motorcycle and auto accidents, and the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Results matter: Mr. Marcus’ has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar awards for his clients. He has an extensive personal injury practice, and regularly represents victims and families involved in catastrophic accidents resulting in debiliating injuries, amputations, and wrongful death. No matter how devastating the accident is, Mr. Marcus prides himself on giving each client and family the personal attention they deserve. He is committed to providing dedicated and caring legal assistance to victims and families, and at the same time fighting the trucking companies, insurance companies, and railroads to ensure his clients are fully compensated.

He is recognized for his victory in the Supreme Court of the United States in protection of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, on behalf of locomotive engineer Robert McBride. Mr. Marcus tried the case, which resulted in a $275,000.00 verdict. The McBride opinion solidifies the application of FELA in fully protecting railroad workers and making the railroads a safer place to work. Since its enactment in 1908, the FELA has served to protect railroad workers and their families from corporate negligence and unsafe industry practices. Mr. Marcus has tried cases in numerous jurisdictions and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Missouri, 2003
  • Tennessee, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2019
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2003


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. – 2002
    • Honors: participated in Moot Court
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
    • B.S. – 1999
Professional Associations
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Past President and Officer
  • Academy of Trucking Accident Attorneys, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Admissibility and Effects of Videotapes of Medical Procedures in Litigation, The Journal of Legal Medicine, 22-September, 2001
  • Federal Employers’ Liability Act Plaintiffs’ Cases, Discovery Considerations in Specific Civil Cases (IICLE®, 2017)
  • “Mastering the Art of Taking and Defending Effective Depositions” Missouri Bar, St. Louis, Missouri, February 8, 2008
  • Tips of the Trade: A Federal Civil Practice Seminar, Illinois State Bar Association, June 29, 2018
  • Mastering the Art of Taking and Defending Depositions, Missouri Bar, February 8, 2008, Present
  • McBride V. CSX Transportation, Inc. , 131 S. Ct. 2630, 2011, U.S. Supreme Ct.
  • Burden v. CSX Transportation, Inc., WL 3793664, 2011, Southern District of IL
  • McBride v. CSX Transportation, Inc, 598 F.3d 388, 2010, 7th Cir
  • Trustee, Village of Glen Carbon, 2017-Present
  • Special Counsel, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, 2015-Present
  • Planning and Zoning Commission Member, Village of Glen Carbon, 2015
  • Hearing Officer, Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, 2010-2014
  • AV Pre-Eminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • Moot Court- Trial Division
  • Law Journal
  • 2022 Leading Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer: 2024
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