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Eight Gray, Ritter & Graham Attorneys Named Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers; Two Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Robert F. Ritter, Maurice B. Graham, Stephen R. Woodley, Patrick J. Hagerty, Don M. DowningJoan M. Lockwood, Morry S. Cole and Gretchen Garrison of the St. Louis plaintiff law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., have been selected to the list of 2012 Super Lawyers® by “Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers” magazine. Only 5 percent of all attorneys in the two states combined were selected.

Ritter and Graham were further cited among the top 50 attorneys in St. Louis and top 100 in Missouri and Kansas, and Graham was named among the top 10 attorneys in the two-state region. He is the only St. Louis attorney listed in the Top 10 category.

Lockwood was listed among the top 50 female attorneys in Missouri and Kansas, top 50 of all attorneys in St. Louis, and top 100 in Missouri and Kansas. Cole also was listed among the Top 50 attorneys in St. Louis and top 100 in the two-state region.

Thomas K. Neill and Jason D. Sapp were named to the 2012 Super Lawyers – Rising Stars list of attorneys for Missouri and Kansas. Attorneys named to Rising Stars are under 40 years of age or have less than 10 years of experience.

Ritter, Graham, Woodley, Lockwood, Cole, and Neill were selected in the Personal Injury Plaintiff: practice category; Hagerty in the Transportation/Maritime category; Downing was selected in the Class Action/Mass Torts category, Garrison were selected in the Business Litigation category; and Sapp was named in the Consumer Law category.

The Super Lawyers listing is an annual multi-stage process that includes surveys of attorneys from the two states to identify attorneys with a high degree of both professional achievement and peer recognition, independent evaluation and peer review.