Maurice B. Graham

Top rated medical malpractice attorney in St. Louis, Missouri

Gray Ritter Graham
Maurice B. Graham
Gray Ritter Graham

Practice Areas: Medical malpractice, Personal injury, Business litigation; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 1963

Education: University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia)

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

Gray Ritter Graham

701 Market Street
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101 Visit website


Maurice B. Graham is President of Gray Ritter Graham, located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Focusing his practice on civil litigation, he represents clients in matters involving complex business and commercial disputes, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Graham has an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers of America in numerous categories, including "Bet the Company Litigation." He has been named a Best Lawyers "St. Louis Lawyer of the Year" six times, in various practice categories.

After receiving a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri, Mr. Graham attended the University of Missouri School of Law, earning his J.D. in 1962. Admitted to practice in Missouri, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th, 8th and 9th Circuits; and the Supreme Court of the United States.

An honored member of the Missouri legal community, Mr. Graham was the 2010 recipient of the Award of Honor from the Lawyers Association of St. Louis. He has also been named "Lawyer of the Year" by Missouri Lawyers Weekly and has been given citations of merit by the American Judicature Society and the University of Missouri School of Law. A former president of both The Missouri Bar and the St. Louis Bar Foundation, Mr. Graham has also chaired the Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee, which oversees attorney discipline.

In 2015, Mr. Graham was appointed to a six-year term to the University of Missouri Board of Curators, serving as Chairman in 2017. He received a Special Merit Citation from the American Judicature Society in 1989 and received a Citation of Merit from the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 1988. In 1992, Graham was honored by the University of Missouri with a Distinguished Alumni Award. He is active in University affairs, having served as President of the University of Missouri Law School Foundation, and a Trustee of the Jefferson Club. Mr. Graham served as Chairman of the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School’s $17 million endowment campaign.

Mr. Graham was the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Lawyer Award from The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is a 2014 recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Mentor Award,” The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ “William L. Weiss Award” and the “Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service,” United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

In addition to his membership in the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Mr. Graham is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. He is a board member of the Sheldon Arts Foundation, serving as Board Chairman from 2007-2010.

Practice areas

Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Business litigation

Focus areas

Medical malpractice, Birth injury, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Brain injury, Trucking accidents

First Admitted: 1963, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Member, Board of Governors, The Missouri Bar, 1980 - 1990
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • President, St. Louis Bar Foundation
  • Chairman, Supreme Court Advisory Committee
  • ABA, House of Delegates, 1990 - 1994
  • Missouri, 1963
  • President, University of Missouri-Columbia Law School Foundation
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • President, The Missouri Bar, 1988 - 1989
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Trustee, Jefferson Club
  • Chairman, Sheldon Arts Foundation Board in St. Louis, 2007 - 2010
  • Member, Board of Curators, Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri
  • Chairman, Endowment Campaign, University of Missouri-Columbia Law School
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Frequent Speaker, Litigation
  • Co-Author, "Spoliation of Medical Records," 52 J. Mo. B. 87, 1996
  • "Hedonic Damages - Where Are We?", 51 J. Mo. B. 265, 1995
Educational Background:
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America, B.A. in Political Science, 1960
  • , President's Award, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2021
  • , Band 1 Rating, Litigation: Mainly Plaintiffs, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Missouri Laywers Weekly POWER 30 Attorney, Personal Injury Law, 2021 and 2020, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Best Lawyers in America 2020 St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers In America® 2019 St. Louis Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers In America® 2019 St. Louis Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly ICON Award, 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2011: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2009 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Lawyer of the Year Award, 2001 - 2001
  • The Missouri Bar Oliver Rasch Award, 1996 - 1996
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992 - 1992
  • Best Lawyers 2014: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2013 St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation: Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year
  • Award of Honor, The Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 2010 - 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 - Present
  • Purcell Professionalism Award, 2000 - 2000
  • The Missouri Bar Spurgeon Smithson Award, 1994 - 1994
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Special Merit Citation, American Judicature Society, 1989 - 1989
  • Citation of Merit, University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, 1988 - 1988
  • Best Lawyers 2013: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2012: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2010: Bet-the-Company LitigationBest Lawyers 2010: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, 2003 - Present
  • The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Award, 2000 - 2000
  • The Missouri Bar President's Award, 1991 - 1991
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Central Methodist University, 2006 - 2006
  • President, Law School Student Body, University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, 1962
  • Lawyers Committee, National Center for State Courts, 2013

Office location for Maurice B. Graham

701 Market Street
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314-897-2575


18 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2022

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