Gretchen Garrison

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC
701 Market Street, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-241-5620
Fax: 314-241-4140
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (60%), Appellate (40%)
Languages Spoken: English, French
Attorney Profile

Gretchen Garrison is an attorney with Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, in St. Louis, Missouri. Her practice primarily focuses on commercial litigation and class actions.

Ms. Garrison’s primary practice areas are commercial litigation, complex litigation, and appellate law. She also has expertise in regulatory/administrative law, health care, and taxation.

In her commercial practice, Ms. Garrison represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of disputes including negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder rights, tortious interference, trespass, and breach of contract. She has successfully represented parties in large-stakes litigation involving acquisitions and mergers, telecommunications, property rights, banking, health care, insurance, medical equipment, license agreements, government programs, and other business areas.

Ms. Garrison also has represented thousands of consumers from Missouri and other states in class actions and other complex litigation against large corporations, including Bayer Corp., AT&T, Inc., Aurora Dairy Corp., Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Company, and Merck & Co., culminating in multi-million dollar recoveries. She was trial counsel in three trials having bellwether status in multi-district litigation resolved by a $750 million settlement, defending each plaintiff’s verdict as lead appellate counsel prior to settlement.

After earning her B.S. in hospital administration with honors from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1982, Ms. Garrison attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law, where she served on the UMKC Law Review and received her J.D. in 1986. She is admitted to practice in Missouri and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Prior to joining Gray, Ritter & Graham, Ms. Garrison served as deputy appellate counsel for the Office of the Missouri Attorney General and general counsel for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and she was a partner at a large regional law firm.  Ms. Garrison also served as primary appellate counsel to the Missouri Department of Revenue, as well as Deputy Appellate Counsel for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office, where she was responsible for appellate policy and argument on behalf of state agencies.

She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for Appellate Law.

Ms. Garrison is a member in several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, where she chairs its Appellate Practice Committee.

She speaks and lectures on health care law, negligence and products liability, and serves on the Board of Directors of Mid-America Transplant Services, an organization dedicated to saving lives by facilitating and coordinating the organ and tissue donation process.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Business Litigation
  • 40%Appellate


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

About Gretchen Garrison

Admitted: 1986, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Best Lawyers in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, 2009 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Moot Court Board, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1986
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - Present

Educational Background

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, B.S. in Hospital Administration, Health Administration, 1982

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Law Review: Managing Editor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1986
  • Merger of Comparative Fault and Strict Liability in Missouri, 54 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 243, 1986
  • Missouri Comparative Faulty Treatise - Theory and Practice, University of Missouri-Kansas City/CLE, 1986 and Supp. 1989
  • Co-Author, Missouri Products Liability Handbook, Chapter 44 - Indemnity, Contribution and Settlement, University of Missouri-Kansas City/CLE, 1988
  • Frequent Speaker, Health Care Law

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Mid-America Transplant Services

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Member, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Chair Person, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Appellate Practice Committee
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • Member, The Missouri Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Missouri
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis
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Office Location for Gretchen Garrison

701 Market Street
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314-241-5620

Fax: 314-241-4140

Last Updated: 6/16/2021

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