About Us

Railroad Accident Attorneys

Pottroff & Karlin, LLC is a law firm whose primary objective is increasing public safety. Our 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.

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:

Railroad News
November 14, 2020

Arizona Motorist Killed at Dangerous, Unguarded Union Pacific Crossing

October 29, 2020

Wichita, Kansas Motorist Killed and Passenger Seriously Injured at Unguarded BNSF 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

Pottroff & Karlin LLC remains committed to serving our clients during this difficult time caused by COVID-19. Contact us with any questions.