About Us

Railroad Accident Attorneys

Pottroff & Karlin, LLC is a law firm whose primary objective is railroad crossing safety. Our train accident lawyers co-counsel with attorneys all over the country involving railroad cases such as vehicle/train crossing accidents, derailments, and pedestrian/train accidents. Over 90% of our caseload involves railroad law. Our attorneys are some of the nation’s top railroad safety advocates, and they are well versed in complex railroad laws and regulations. As other lawyers can attest, our firm is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest possible peer review rating.

Both of our associate attorneys have nearly a decade of experience litigating railroad cases, and our train accident lawyer Bob Pottroff has been named the “one of the best railroad crossing lawyers in the United States” by Lewis Laska, publisher and editor of the Railroad Liability Monitor. Finding justice for victims of railroad crossing accidents is not simply our job, it is our passion. We offer free initial consultation to anyone who has been involved in or knows someone who has been involved in any of the following railroad accidents:

Firm leader Bob Pottroff is the nation’s leading train crossing accident lawyer. Mr. Pottroff’s long career of large-scale successes has brought him countless awards and recognitions. He was elected to the presidency of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (KTLA) in 2006, is a sustaining member and key speaker for the American Association for Justice, and at this writing is a state delegate to this prestigious professional organization. Recently, Mr. Pottroff was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), an organization selecting only the top 1% of attorneys in the U.S. and Canada, for his noted success as a train accident lawyer.

Railroad News
October 4, 2019

California Truck Driver Killed at Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

October 1, 2019

Tennessee Cement Truck Driver Seriously Injured at Unguarded Crossing


Bob Pottroff has fought for the victims of the railroads’ callous disregard for safety more than any other attorney that I know. I should know because I am currently Chair-elect of the Railroad Section of ATLA.

Robert SchuetzeBoulder, Colorado

Mr. Pottroff has shaken the rail industry to its very roots. Settlements are now more common as a result of the way he has exposed the industry’s wrongdoing.

Mike EasleyArkansas

Bob Pottroff’s work in railroad safety law is unmatched and he has been the source of great advice and phenomenal creativity.

Roger BrownJefferson City, Missouri

In addition to his substantive contributions to railroad grade crossing safety, I have personally observed his untiring efforts and contributions to improving the integrity of the legal system.

Elizabeth HardyLake Charles, Louisiana