William Jungbauer is President and Chief Partner in the law firm of Yaeger & Jungbauer, Barristers, PLC, formerly Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak, PLC. Jungbauer has been with the firm for 36 years, starting in 1978. Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak have represented injured railroad workers and their families for over 80 years, since 1929. Jungbauer has served as President of the firm for over 20 years.
Norfolk & Western v. Ayers — Represented Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers (BLE) in U.S.
Supreme Court Amicus Brief. This case decided on a national basis
that Railroad workers could recover against RR employer for fear of
cancer under the FELA even though they had not yet contracted the
disease but had been diagnosed with asbestosis. The case also found
that the RR was liable for 100 % of damages even though other
parties also caused the damages.
CSX v. McBride — Represented ARLA (Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys) before the
U.S. Supreme Court in the historic case of CSX v. McBride. This case
decided the causation standard in FELA Railroad cases and is
considered the most important Railroad Law Case decided by the
Supreme Court in the past half century. Justice Ginsberg, writing for
the Majority cited this Brief twice in her opinion, a particular honor
for an Amicus Brief.
Congressional Testimony on Harassment of RR Workers — Jungbauer was only lawyer invited by Full House Transportation and
Infrastructure Committee to testify about RR Carrier Harassment and
Intimidation of Railroad workers on Oct. 25, 2007 in DC. This testimony
was hotly contested by all Major Railroads and Industry groups.
Congress passed and the President signed Historic changes to the FRSA,
(Federal Rail Safety Act) section 20109 which provided causes of action
for Railroad workers for harassment or intimidation by Railroads or their
agents and protection from interference with medical treatment by RR
officials against workers. Damages include not only compensatory but
punitive damages. RR Workers across the country now use this law to
protect their rights.