Kristine Helen Bridges

Kristine Helen Bridges

Hillsboro, Missouri

Kristine has represented Class I railroad clients since 2002 in FELA litigation. Her focus has primarily been handling cases involving occupational injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and musculoskeletal disorders of the arms, neck, back, shoulders, and knees. She has third-chaired several cases that went to trial, including one involving six consolidated plaintiffs and one involving eight consolidated plaintiffs. Kristine has also represented clients in FELA litigation handling traumatic injury cases involving railroad personnel bringing suit against their employer for personal injury. Additional experience includes work in appellate law, where she has written briefs filed in the Missouri Appellate Courts.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • Missouri, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2000


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2000
    • Law Review: Public Law Review, Administrative Editor, 1999 - 2000
    • Law Review: Public Law Review, Staff Member, 1998 - 1999
  • Meramec Community College
    • A..A.S - 1993
    • Major: Paralegal Studies
  • Webster University
    • B.S. - 1996
    • Major: Legal Studies

Published Works

  • "The Family Medical Leave Clarification Act: A Beginning to Improving the Family and Medical Leave Act", St. Louis University Public Law Review

Representative Clients

  • Union Pacific Railroad Company

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Women Lawyers Association, Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Brown & James, P.C., Associate, 2001 - 2002
  • Brasher Law Firm, L.C., Law Clerk/Associate, 1999 - 2001
  • Law Office of H. Carl Runge, Jr., Law Clerk
  • Thompson Coburn LLP, Associate, 2002 - 2012