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Andrew specializes in helping people who have been injured. He focuses on medical malpractice, automobile and truck accidents, product liability, premise liability, wrongful death, and work accidents, and also has extensive experience representing clients in stockbroker liability claims and wrongful discharge/discrimination claims.
Andrew is the managing partner in BW’s St. Louis office. Andrew (along with the other attorneys and staff at BW) focuses on personal service for his clients. Clients have Andrew’s personal cell phone and can call him anytime with questions or concerns.
Andrew started his law career with Lewis Rice & Fingersh, LC, which is one of the largest law firms in the St. Louis area. Andrew is married to Kimberly Ulrich Buchanan. Kim is an attorney and partner in the law firm Wegner Buchanan. Andrew and Kim live in St. Louis with their two children.
James V. O’Brien
Jim was born in western Massachusetts but grew up in Illinois. He clerked for U. S. District Judge James L. Foreman in the Southern District of Illinois. Jim later practiced law with Lewis, Rice & Fingersh in St. Louis, where he was a partner before joining BW.
Jim is a Certified Public Accountant in Missouri, and has an LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University School of Law. His legal career has been centered on commercial litigation, for which he has been named a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer for many years, and on certain areas of personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice and Jones Act/FELA. Jim has also spent considerable time in the areas of maritime law and tax controversy work.
Jim has tried many bench and jury cases in Missouri, Illinois and other states, and has appeared in oral argument in numerous appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He has spoken at seminars around the country in areas of his interest.
Jim is an avid golfer who claims that a busy law practice keeps his handicap too high, and enjoys outdoor and lake related activities. He is married to the lovely Rita Graham, and has five children, all boys, who have kept him young, four of whom are taller, and all of whom are smarter and better looking.