Attorney Charles Armbruster devotes his career to fighting for the rights of injured individuals. For almost 25 years, Charles has traveled the country representing injured individuals in 21 different states. He has obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients, including over 15 cases that each resulted in recovery of $1 million or more
Charles was also recognized by Leading Lawyers as one of the top lawyers in Illinois. Membership in this organization is limited to less than five percent of practicing attorneys in a state.
Charles believes strongly in leveraging technology for the benefit of his clients. He is on the cutting edge of courtroom technology, using computers in trial years before most firms ever considered doing so. His courtroom skill and experience are such that other law firms have asked him to serve as lead trial counsel in their cases. Other attorneys and judges have designated him as AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®.
Charles is a member of several honorary organizations. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum must be Life Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case which has resulted in a multi-million dollar verdict, award or settlement. Membership is limited to fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers, and acknowledges excellence in advocacy.
He is one of The Top 100 National Trial Lawyers. This organization is composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional.
Charles is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society. Membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. The purpose of the LCA is to recognize deserving, experienced, and highly qualified lawyers. Fellows are selected and invited into Fellowship after being evaluated on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation and trial work, along with ethical reputation.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)
Federal Railway Safety Act
Nursing home injuries
Charles graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in 1989 and received his JD from Washington University Law School in St. Louis in 1992.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Litigation Counsel of America
American Association for Justice
Illinois State Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar
The Missouri Bar
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis