Attorney Joe Sayler is nationally recognized and known for his passionate, tireless representation of seriously injured individuals and their families. Joe focuses his practice on holding railroads and other wrongdoers responsible for their conduct.
Individuals and their families all across the country have enlisted Joe’s legal expertise and drive for highly specialized cases involving harm caused by railroads. This includes Minnesota, California, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, and over 25 other states.
Joe has represented numerous railroad workers, protected under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), who have been injured on the job, and has achieved several record recoveries.
Joe has litigated railroad cases across the country, ranging from Washington to Florida, in thirty different states, with a great deal of success. Joe has also been a part of the two largest sanctions awards in the country against railroads for their destruction of evidence and discovery abuses. This includes the recent $5.8 million sanction award in Kowalewski v. BNSF, which followed a $15.3 million dollar verdict. Joe has been named a “Super Lawyer” and “Rising Star” for personal injury and FELA litigation. He is on the executive committee for the Railroad Law Section for the American Association for Justice. He is a member of Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, for which he has written two amicus or “friend of the court” briefs for the United States Supreme Court in landmark FELA cases, one of which the court cited twice in their majority opinion. The firm acts as designated legal counsel for the UTU and BLET, and has represented injured railroad workers for every major union and craft in the country.
Joe has been asked to author several professional articles on important legal issues by law reviews and other prestigious publications. This includes several articles on sanctioning railroads for their litigation misconduct.
- Car Accidents & Personal Injury
- Railroad & Train Accidents
- Catastrophic Injuries & Wrongful Death