Robert F.
Ritter

St. Louis, Missouri
314-241-5620 | 800-451-2950

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Robert F. Ritter

St. Louis, Missouri
314-241-5620 | 800-451-2950

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Meet St. Louis Attorney,
Robert F. Ritter

Robert F. Ritter, Chairman of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., is a native of St. Louis. Mr. Ritter graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in economics and earned his law degree from Saint Louis University.

He is a member of state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Ritter is a past president of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis and a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys for 20 years. He served on the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and is a past Trial Section Chairman. He was elected to three terms on the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. He was a Board Member of the Missouri Institute for Justice and an Advisory Board Member of both the National Judicial College and the Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine. He is an Honorary Founder of Saint Louis University and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for Saint Louis University School of Law.

Mr. Ritter has been honored with Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers, where he served for seven years as a member of the Board of Governors. He is a former Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

He has been appointed to numerous Circuit Court and Missouri Supreme Court committees, including the Supreme Court Ethics Committee and the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, where he served for 12 years. This committee writes, for approval of the Supreme Court, all jury instructions to be used by all judges in every civil jury trial in Missouri. He was appointed to the inaugural U.S. District Court Civil Justice Reform Commission and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Learning Center, an interactive educational facility at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis.

Mr. Ritter is a past member of the Board of Directors and President of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gateway Chapter, and the Advisory Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has lectured and published extensively for The Missouri Bar, the University of Missouri Law School, Saint Louis University, Washington University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

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Mr. Ritter is listed in seven practice categories in the Best Lawyers in America®, including Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Plaintiffs, and Bet-the-Company Litigation. He has been named the Best Lawyers 2014 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers 2012 St. Louis Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers 2011 St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers 2010 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year, and Best Lawyers 2009 St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Ritter is the 2003 recipient of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis’ prestigious Award of Honor. He has received the Award of Merit and the Award of Achievement from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Award of Merit from the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts. Mr. Ritter is a past recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, presented by the Missouri Bar Foundation to Missouri’s outstanding young trial lawyer.

He is listed in Who’s Who in America and has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest given. Mr. Ritter has been annually selected to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers [among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas] since 2005, and cited as among the “Top 100 Attorneys” for the region in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff-General Litigation and Medical Malpractice Law.

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[among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas] since 2005, and cited as among the “Top 100 Attorneys” for the region in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff-General Litigation and Medical Malpractice Law.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Wrongful Death & Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Litigation & Class Action
  • Product Liability
  • Automobile / Trucking Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice

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Bar Admissions
  • Missouri, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1968
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980
  • U. S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1968
  • University of Kansas
    • B.A. – 1965
    • Major: Economics
Published Works
  • “Role of the Lawyer in Preparation for Delinquency Hearing in Juvenile Court”, 12 St. Louis University Law Journal, 416, Summer, 1968
  • Missouri Problems of Proof, Chapter 4, “Death and Derivative Actions”, (Co-Author), MO Bar, 1983
  • Missouri Tort Law, “Innkeepers Liability” (Co-Author), MO Bar, 1983
  • “Identification and Use of Medical Records at Trial: Some General Observations”, Vol. 1, No. 1, Missouri Trial Lawyers Journal, July, 1980
  • Missouri Damages, Chapter 17, “Wrongful Death” (Co-Author), MO Bar, 1988, 1990, 1994, 2000 Supplement
  • Missouri Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 8, “Voir Dire” (Co-Author), MO Bar 2d ed., 1988, 1993, 1997, 2001 Supplement
Classes/Seminars
  • Lecturer, The Missouri Bar
  • Lecturer, University of Missouri Law School
  • Lecturer, Saint Louis University
  • Lecturer, Washington University
  • Lecturer, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Lecturer, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Honors and Awards
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, 2015 Top 100 St. Louisans to Know to Succeed in Business
  • Best Lawyers 2015: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2014 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers 2014: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2013: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2012 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2012: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2011 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Mass Tort Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2011: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2010 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Product Liability Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2010: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2009 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2009: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005 – Present
  • Award of Honor, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 2003
  • Best Lawyers in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, 1999 – Present
  • Award of Merit, The National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, 1995
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993 – Present
  • Award of Achievement, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1983
  • Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 1978
  • Best Case Scenario: The Top-Rated Lawyers in St. Louis, 1977
  • Award of Merit, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1976
  • Law Week Award, Bureau of National Affairs, 1968
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Listed in seven practice categories in the Best Lawyers in America®, including Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs, Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation-Plaintiffs, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Plaintiffs, and Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers, and Past Member, Board of Governors
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 1986 – Present
  • The Missouri Bar, Board of Governors, 1984 – 1990
  • Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Served as an Advisory Board Member
  • Saint Louis University, Honorary Founder
  • Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, St. Louis, Board of Directors of The Learning Center
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Dean’s Advisory Council
  • Greater St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Advisory Board member
  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Past President
  • National Judicial College, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Missouri Institute for Justice, Past Board Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Past Member, Executive Committee; Past Chairman, Trial Section
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gateway Chapter, Past President, Board of Directors
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Former Diplomat

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