Staff

| Field Investigators

Part of our team includes field investigators who were previous employees of the following railroads: BNSF Railway Company; Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad; Kansas City Southern Railroad Company; and Norfolk Southern Railway Company.  These field representatives are available to assist you, your family member or a friend with any issues that arise, as well as to investigate the facts and circumstances of any injury claim. The following are my investigative team members and their contact information.

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| Stephen Jackson

Steve Jackson began working with us in 2004 as a field investigator. Prior to that, Steve worked for Norfolk Southern Railway Company for thirty years as an Engineer out of Decatur, Illinois. Steve is a member of the BLET and has served in the following offices: Division #155 as Secretary/Treasurer (19 years) and Local Chairman (4-6 years); and also served as Secretary of NS Northern Lines General Committee of Adjustment (8 years). Steve regularly attends meetings in Louisville, Kentucky; Princeton, Indiana; Mingo Junction, Ohio; and Weirton, West Virginia, among others.

Steve resides in Warrensburg, Illinois with his wife Kathy. He can be reached at (217) 520-6984 or at nshogger@aol.com.

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| Todd Reeves

Todd began work with us as an investigator in 2007. Todd is a former conductor of the Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad who worked out of Champaign, Illinois. Prior to working on the railroad, Todd worked as a patrol officer/investigator for Dewitt County Sheriff’s Department for fourteen years. Todd is a former member of the FOP and the UTU.

Todd resides in Bloomington, Illinois. He can be reached at (217) 433-2089 or at toddreeves@comcast.net.

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| Fred Weaver

Fred Weaver began working with us as a field investigator in 2006. Fred worked for the BNSF Railway Company for thirty-three years as an Engineer out of Madill, Oklahoma. Fred is a member of the BLET and has served in the following offices: Division 604 Local Chairman (10-12 years); Texas Division Safety Coordinator (2 years); and Missouri and Texas Legislative Representative (6 years) as a BLE member. Fred is a former member of the Kansas National Guard (3 years) and Missouri National Guard (3 years). He is also a former patrol officer of Columbus and Baxter Springs, Kansas Departments (3 years).

Fred also regularly attends union meetings in Oklahoma and Northern Texas.

Fred resides in Kingston, Oklahoma with his wife Carlyn. He can be reached at (580) 564-7500 or at fredgweaver@gmail.com.

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| R. Timothy Windsor

Tim Windsor began working with us as a field investigator in 2005. Prior to that, Tim worked for the Kansas City Southern Railroad for thirty years as a Locomotive Engineer out of Pittsburg, Kansas. Tim is a member of the BLET and has served in the following offices: Division 527 Secretary/Treasurer (6 years) and Local Chairman (15 years); served as Treasurer of SWC (9 years); and served on the BLET NMT (7 years). Tim regularly attends union meetings in Pittsburg and Arkansas City, Kansas, Poteau, Oklahoma, Shreveport, Louisiana, and others.

Tim resides in Frontenac, Kansas. He can be reached at (620) 249-2138 or rtwindsor@sbcglobal.net.

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| Amy M. Raterman

Amy Raterman currently works as a Paralegal at the home office in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Raterman earned her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2000 from Hickey College, in St. Louis, Missouri. Before gaining employment with us in August, 2008, she worked for other law firms who specialized in personal and railroad injuries, where she earned vast knowledge of the legal proceedings and railroad litigation. She is a member of the St. Louis Paralegal Association and Strathmore’s Who’s Who.

Amy resides in Breese, Illinois with her husband, John. She can be contacted through the office at (314) 621-7474 or araterman@felainjury.com.

| Awards and Accreditations

5 Star Rated

He has consistently received a 5.0 out of 5, the highest possible rating for professional ethics and legal ability awarded by the organization's peer review rating system.

AV® Preeminent™

Patrick S. O’Brien has been designated an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell annually since 1995.

Best Lawyer & Best Law Firm

He is also proud to have been selected a “Best Lawyer” in America for Railroad Law in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. His Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien, LLC has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” in America in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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Patrick is proud to have attained a 10.0 (superb) rating from Avvo.com.