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Morry S. Cole

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC
701 Market Street, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-897-2575
Fax: 314-241-4140
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%), Aviation and Aerospace (10%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Morry S. Cole is a director at Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Cole focuses his practice exclusively on complex civil litigation.  He handles product liability, catastrophic personal injury, aviation, wrongful death, motor vehicle lawsuits and business disputes for clients in Missouri and throughout the midwest. He is an instrument-rated pilot

Mr. Cole graduated from Baylor University with a B.B.A. in finance in 1993,.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1997, where he was an editor of the Missouri Law Review. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri as well as before all Missouri state courts.  He has handled cases in many other states. 

He has served the profession of law extensively. He was the 2017-2018 President of The Missouri Bar, a current member of The Missouri Bar Board of Governors, and a member of The University of Missouri Law Society and the University of Missouri Jefferson Club. Previously he served as the state-wide Chairperson of The Missouri Bar YLS Counsel, a member of the Board of Governors of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, a member of the Theodore MacMillian Inn of Court and a trustee of the University of Missouri Law School Foundation Board of Trustees.

He has written articles for the Missouri Law Review and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He has published articles and continuing legal education materials relating to Wrongful Death cases in the Missouri Bar Journal and the Missouri Bar CLE Black Book on Damages in Civil Cases. He has lectured for the University of Missouri, the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and many civic and scholastic organizations. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Pre-Trial Litigation and Settlement at the Washington University School of Law since 2008.

Mr. Cole is a 2016 recipient of The Missouri Bar’s President’s Award. In 2003, he received The Missouri Bar Foundation’s Lon O. Hocker Award for “outstanding expression to the qualities of professional competence, industry, integrity and courtesy indicative of an able trial lawyer.” In 2005, he was given The Missouri Bar Foundation’s David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award for “outstanding achievement in appellate practice.” Mr. Cole was also named the 2006 recipient of the St. Louis County Bar Association’s Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. The annual award is given for excellence as a lawyer, distinguished service to the Bar, and outstanding service to the community. Mr. Cole is the only attorney ever to receive all three of these prestigious awards. Mr. Cole was also named a “2007 Up & Coming Lawyer” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Aviation and Aerospace
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Birth Injury, Aviation Accidents - Plaintiff

Selections

14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021

About Morry S. Cole

First Admitted: 1997, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.grgpc.com/attorneys/morry-s-cole/

Educational Background

  • Baylor University, B.B.A. in Finance, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Elected 2017-2018 President of The Missouri Bar, 2016
  • Former Chairperson, The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Council, Executive Committee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1999
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The Missouri Bar
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1997
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Bar Association
  • Law Society and Law School Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Missouri, 1997
  • Board of Governors, The Missouri Bar, 2002 - 2003; 2013-present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Reconciling Protective Orders and the File Retention Rule, Co-Author, “Can I Return or Destroy ‘Confidential’ Documents”, Jounral of The Missouri Bar, 2017
  • Law Review: Editor, Missouri Law Review, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 1997
  • "Refreshed Recollections of Witnesses", 61 Mo. L. Rev. 653
  • "Plaintiffs' Privacy Protected", 62 Mo. L. Rev. 175
  • Adjunct Professor, Washington University School of Law
  • Lecturer, University of Missouri
  • Lecturer, The Missouri Bar
  • Lecturer, The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Videos

Honors/Awards

  • , Band 1 Rating, Litigation: Mainly Plaintiffs, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • The Order of Barristers Honorary Initiate, University of Missouri School of Law, 2017
  •  President’s Award, The Missouri Bar, 2016
  • Up and Coming Attorney, Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2007
  • Achievement in Appellate Practice, David Dixon Apellate Advocacy Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 2004
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 2003
  • Best Lawyers in St. Louis , St. Louis Magazine, 2007 - Present
  • The Missouri Bar Foundation's David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award, 2005
  • Research Assistant to Professor Martha Dragich, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 1997
  • St. Louis County Bar Association's Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2006
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - Present
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Office Location for Morry S. Cole

701 Market Street
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314-897-2575

Fax: 314-241-4140

Last Updated: 9/14/2021

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