George H. Albers
Phone: (618) 451-9000
Fax: (618) 931-5845
Email: [email protected]
George Albers believes law is a service business and wants to make happy clients. He lives by one motto – Great Settlements = Happy Clients.
Born in the St. Louis, Missouri, George was raised by loving parents George “Bud” Albers and Nora Albers. Bud owned a Heating and Air Conditioning company and George learned at an early age that a family business meant the family works. From the age of 8 until 16 he worked steadily at the family business.
George learned the hardship that tragedy can bring in an instant when his mother passed at age 41, when he was 15. George graduated from Rosary High School in North St. Louis County in 1984 and attend Southeast Missouri State University for one semester. For financial reasons George returned home but moved to Soulard in South St. Louis City and began his working career, working day and night as a bellman, newspaper delivery, waiter, insurance sales, bartender, and apartment manager.
In 1993 at the age of 27 George was financially stable enough to return to college, attending St. Louis Community College. While working two jobs he excelled at St. Louis Community College was awarded a scholarship to St. Louis University due to his academic achievement. Still working the two jobs, a bartender five nights a week, and an apartment manager during the day, he earned a degree from St. Louis University with honors.
St. Louis University Law School gave a large scholarship to George because of his hard work. In the first year at St. Louis University George finished at the top of his class and received many job offers from major St. Louis firms. He began his legal career at Husch Eppenberger (now Husch Blackwell) a nationally recognized corporate law firm. Although the money was great, it didn’t take George long to figure out that a corporate law firm was not the place for him. Corporations are not people and George wanted to help people.
During the beginning of his legal career, George bought a small quiet blues bar in Soulard know as The Great Grizzly Bear. Under George’s guidance, the service at the bar improved and the bar became a major attraction in the St. Louis music scene and home to bands such as Soulard Blues Band and Billy Peek.
George joined a personal injury defense law firm in Granite City in 2005, he quickly showed the firm the value of helping people and taking injury cases. George liked helping people and the clients liked him, his personal injury practice took off. The referrals to George from other attorneys continued to grow. George had major successes at trials and arbitrations both with the other attorneys in the firm and alone. George won cases other attorneys rejected. In his third year of personal injury practice George settled a fire case for $950,000. The insurance company’s initial coffer was $65,000, within the same day George had the insurance company at $950,000. Settlements became frequent and often, and settlement of $300,000, $500,000 began to pile up. As more case came in more cases were won and if challenged on appeal, George won again on appeal.
Slip and Fall $300,000
Dog Bite $500,000
Major Auto Accident Confidential
Minor Truck Accident $230,000
Minor Truck Accident $260,000
Fire Case $950,000
Fire Case $300,000
Auto Accident Confidential
George created Albers Injury Law to service the needs of the injured. He knows that the legal business is a service business and he is here to service the needs of his clients. He truly believes Great Settlements = Happy Clients.
George has represented hundred and hundreds of injured people over the years and remains friends with his clients. George specializes in car accidents, truck accidents, workers’ compensation, dog bites, fire injuries and all other personal injury cases.
George represents clients from throughout Missouri and Illinois from Kansas City to Chicago. The demand grows with each new client.
George was a long-time resident of Maryville, Illinois but now lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and two children. George remains a very avid SLU basketball booster and you may hear him being very vocal at the games. He is also a lifelong Cardinal and Blues fan. He does root for the Illini (Son’s school) and the Mizzou Tigers (Daughter’s school) due to his kids (and money) go to these colleges.
George is a strong supporter of the Granite City APA and other local charities.
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
Saint Louis University School of Law, 2000
Honors: Magnu Cum Laude, Top 10% of Class
Saint Louis University, 1997
Illinois Trial Attorneys
Madison County Bar Association
Tri-County Bar Associations