Patrick J. Hagerty

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Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC
 | 701 Market Street, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-669-7125
Fax: 314-241-4140
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (20%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Patrick J. Hagerty is Vice President of Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, in St. Louis, Missouri. Focusing his practice on civil litigation, he represents individuals who have been harmed by the negligent acts or omissions of others in matters involving medical malpractice, product liability, motor vehicle, railroad and maritime accidents, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death.

After graduating from Quincy University with a B.S. in 1981, Mr. Hagerty earned his J.D. in 1985 from the Saint Louis University School of Law, where he served as assistant managing editor of the St. Louis University Law Journal. Admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the Central District of Illinois as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 7th and 8th Circuits.

Mr. Hagerty has been admitted as a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and is an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was named the Best Lawyers® 2017 St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” and is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Railroad Law. Mr. Hagerty has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest given. Mr. Hagerty has been annually selected to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers [among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas] since 2006, in the areas of Transportation, Maritime, Litigation, and Personal Injury.

He serves on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) and is Chair of its Committee on Legislative Issues-Venue. Mr. Hagerty also serves as a member of the Constitutional Review Committee for MATA. In 2004, he received MATA’s President’s Award. He is an active member in the Railroad Law section of the American Association for Justice. He is a former board member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, which is dedicated to advancing civility, integrity and professionalism in the practice of law.

Mr. Hagerty has worked with Trial Lawyers Care, a landmark pro bono program originally formed to provide free legal services to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, and has served on the boards of both the Public Justice Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Gateway Chapter.

 
Practice Areas

Transportation/Maritime (20%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)

Transportation/Maritime (20%): Railroad Accident

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Railroad Accident, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

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About Patrick Hagerty

Admitted: 1985, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.grgpc.com/attorneys/patrick-j-hagerty/

Honors/Awards:

  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Best Lawyers in America St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005 - Present
  • President's Award, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2004
  • Best Lawyers in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, 2005 - Present
  • Treasurer, American Board of Trial Advocates, Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois Chapter, 2014-2015, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • United States Supreme Court Historical Society
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Constitutional Review Committee
  • Illinois, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • American Association for Justice, Railroad Law Section
  • Missouri, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • Board of Governors, The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Member of Board of Directors, International Society of Primerus Law Firm
  • Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in St. Louis
  • Trial Lawyers Care
  • Board Member, Public Justice Foundation

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The King Can Do No Wrong and Other Legal Fictions, Missouri Trial Attorney, February, 1994
  • Law Journal: St. Louis University Law Journal, Assistant Managing Editor, 1984 - 1985
  • US Supreme Court--Federal Statutes Pertaining to Railroads Do Not Preempt All State Causes of Action, Missouri Trial Attorney, June, 1993
  • The Standard for Admission of Scientific Evidence in Federal Courts: General Acceptance Is Out, Falsifiability Is In, Missouri Trial Attorney, October, 1993
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, (Contributor)
  • Leader, Product Liability and Evidence, Legal Education Seminars

Educational Background:

  • Quincy College, Quincy, Illinois, B.S., 1981
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Office Location for Patrick J. Hagerty

701 Market Street
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314-669-7125

Fax: 314-241-4140

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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