Robert P. Marcus

Robert P. Marcus

Edwardsville, Illinois

Mr. Marcus represents injured workers and individuals in the areas of personal injury, Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), medical malpractice and products liability.  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 auto, motorcycle, and trucking accidents.   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 railroads, trucking and insurance companies, 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 Southern District of Illinois, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2008
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2010


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2002
    • Honors: participated in Moot Court
    • Law Review: Law Review:Journal of Legal Medicine, Assistant Editor, 2000 - 2002
    • Law Journal: S.I.U.'s Law Journal, Published Member
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1999

Published Works


  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Special Counsel, 2015 – Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
  • Glen Carbon, Illinois Village Trustee 2017- present
  • AV Pre-Eminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • Moot Court - Trial Division
  • Law Journal
  • Hearing Officer, 2010 to 2014 – Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
  • Glen Carbon, Illinois Planning and Zoning Commission Member - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Madison County Bar Association, Member
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, Member
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2011 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association , Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member