Top Personal Injury Lawyers in St. Louis

Courtesy and Respect

Amazing client service is what makes BWO stand out from the rest. It’s our commitment that you will always be treated with courtesy and respect and never feel pressured. Read more in our Client Bill of Rights.

Unrivaled Experience

We’ve helped injured people for over 40 years. We’re proud to have two SuperLawyers, CPA and LLM credentials, U.S. Supreme Court experience, plus an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.  

Millions Recovered

BWO has won millions of dollars and achieved great client results time and time again. Based on our success in Missouri, the firm has now grown into a regional law firm with offices in St. Louis, Joplin, and Carthage, too.

The St. Louis Office

St. Louis is the crown jewel of the midwest, situated directly on the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, even in a showcase city like St. Louis, accidents are bound to happen. We know all too well how bad things can happen to the good people in St. Louis, Missouri.

Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien are the St. Louis attorneys with the experience you need to get the results you want. Missouri is the Show-Me State where actions speak louder than words. Consequently, in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation cases, you will not owe us a dime unless we recover money for you. So contact us today because you have nothing to lose. Hospital and home visits are available.

Our St. Louis office is located at 2240 South Brentwood Boulevard, MO 63144.

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Happy Clients in St. Louis

We have succeeded as a law firm because our clients have succeeded. We have built our firm on principle. We are happy to have earned many happy clients over the years. See what our clients have to say about their experience with BWO.

I would highly recommend BWO to anyone looking for a high-quality law firm. The expertise of the attorneys is outstanding, the staff is knowledgeable, friendly and I would trust them with any situation.


I would recommend Buchanan, Williams, & O'Brien to anyone. They are professional, caring, organized, and extremely knowledgeable. They are the best law firm in town!


The expertise of the attorneys in this firm is outstanding. Their staff is knowledgeable, friendly and I would trust them with any situation. They kept me informed throughout the entire process and someone was always available to answer my questions.


Client Bill of Rights

  • Right to be Treated with Dignity and Respect
  • Right to be Updated Regularly and in a Timely Manner as to the progress of your Case
  • Right to Expect Excellence from our Firm and all who work here
  • Right to Know the Truth about your Case
  • Right to have your Legal Rights and Options explained in plain English

Successful Results

For decades, the team at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. has fought for the rights and interests of our clients in every St. Louis personal injury law arena. Our experience trying more than 90 jury trials and more than 100 workers’ compensation cases have helped us better understand the legal strategies that work and how our clients can obtain the compensation they deserve. We represent individuals, and our commitment to the people of St. Louis means we will fight aggressively to recover the damages those individuals are owed.

$1.09 Million Settlement

Fatal Car Accident

$1,000,000 Settlement

Workers Compensation Missouri

$1,000,000+ Settlement

Workers Compensation Award

$1,500,000 Settlement

Confidential Parties and Details

$1,000,000+ Settlement

Injured Trucker

$875,000 Settlement

Slip and Fall Accident Award

Have a Question? Don’t worry, our friendly team is here to help every step of the way.

It’s our pledge to always treat you with courtesy and respect, experience the BWO difference first-hand.

Top-rated Personal Injury Attorneys in St. Louis, Missouri

Put Our Experience To Work For You.

The Benefits of Hiring Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien

Free Personal Injury and Work Comp Consultations.

Eliminate the Frustration of Dealing with Insurance Companies

Insurance adjusters have a job and that is to deny you the benefits you are rightly owed. We level the playing field by providing tough, knowledgeable advocacy for you and your family. Don’t suffer simply because you’re not familiar with the process. Let us stand by your side and fight for what is right. 

Real Solutions for Your Medical Bills 

We know from experience that injured clients are often forced into unemployment and do not have insurance. We understand the burden of worrying about medical bills and facing harassment by creditors. We can help you with these problems and sometimes arrange for payment of medical bills out of your settlement proceeds. 

We Will Be On Your Side 

When you or a loved one is hurt, it can feel like you are all alone in the process to get back on your feet. We will help you deal with the pressure from insurance adjusters and bill collectors, provide expert guidance and to ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the process.  We have a proven track record of over 40 years working on behalf of injured people in Missouri and are ready to provide the same results-oriented service to you.

We can help! FREE Personal Injury and Work Comp Consultations.

Full Coverage in St. Louis, Missouri

Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis

Our St. Louis, Missouri attorneys handle all types of injury cases for clients located throughout the United States, including:

Personal Injury

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents
  • Tractor-Trailer Accidents
  • Injury Requiring Surgery
  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Negligence
  • Construction Accidents
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Unsafe Property
  • Unsafe Products

Workers Compensation

  • Worker’s Compensation Claims
  • Workers’ Compensation Injuries
  • Workers’ Compensation Benefits
  • Workers’ Compensation Discrimination
  • Loss of Employment
  • Second Injury Fund

Insurance Litigation

Stockbroker Negligence

Wills & Trust Litigation

Providing Effective Representation for Decades

The consequences of a severe injury can last a lifetime and usually include soaring medical bills that can bankrupt a person. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, do not allow yourself to be corralled into accepting a small settlement. Get an experienced St. Louis personal injury lawyer on your side. The team at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C. has provided effective representation to Brentwood and the St. Louis community for a combined 50-plus years. We have the experience to fight against insurance companies for fair compensation.

No Recovery for You, No Fee for Us.

At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., we are driven by results. If our clients are unable to obtain a recovery for their damages, we will not charge a fee. It is important for our clients to feel confident in our ability to obtain a favorable outcome. When you need effective St. Louis personal injury lawyers, call the legal team at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C.

What Separates BWO from other St. Louis Law Firms?

Loyalty to our clients and outstanding customer service is the backbone of Buchanan, Williams & O’ Brien’s practice. For 40+ years now, BWO has dedicated itself to assisting our clients in every way we can, however big or small the issue may be. BWO has the dedication to its clients, the experience, and the proven results to help you today!

Our Experience

35+ Years Fighting For Our Clients’ Rights With Proven Results.

What to Expect

Our Legal Team is Dedicated to You and Your Case. All Day, Every Day.

The Cost

If You’ve Been Hurt, You Don’t Owe Us A Dime Until We Collect For You.


BWO Gets Results for Our Clients. We Try Cases. We Win Cases.


What Kind of Personal Injury Cases do Buchanan, Williams & O' Brien Handle?


Our attorneys handle all types of personal injury lawsuits for clients located in Missouri and throughout the United States, including those arising out of: Automobile and Trucking Accidents Medical...


I have been hurt and cannot afford an attorney. What do I do?


Hire BWO to help you with your personal injury and work comp cases. At BWO, you do not owe us a dime until we get money for you. Other types...


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Awards and Associations

Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien’s practice is built on the twin pillars of (1) Superior legal representation and (2) Exceptional personal service. Over the years, our firm has earned a reputation for excellence.

Charles Buchanan has the highest rating (AV Preeminent) for ethics and legal ability given by Martindale Hubbell, which is the most prominent attorney rating service.  This rating takes into account reviews from both clients and other attorneys and represents a reputation earned over decades of serving personal injury and workers’ compensation clients.

With this foundation of excellence, our award-winning team has grown over the years.  Jim O’Brien became a partner bringing his experience as a winning trial attorney.  Jim is a Certified Public Accountant in Missouri and has an LL.M. in Taxation.  Jim has been named a Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer for many years. 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.

Andrew Buchanan followed his fathers’ footsteps and became a partner at Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien forming the St. Louis branch. Andrew started his law career with Lewis Rice & Fingersh, LC, which is one of the largest law firms in the St. Louis area. Andrew has been selected as Super Lawyer for 2 years, is a member of the St. Louis Metro Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, as well as other prominent legal organizations.

Our experienced team is committed to helping injured victims recover what is owed to them.  

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