Robert F. Ritter

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: 314-669-7125
Fax: 314-241-4140
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Robert F. Ritter is Chairman of Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, located in St. Louis, Missouri. His practice focuses on civil litigation, representing plaintiffs throughout Missouri in matters involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, product and premises liability, and wrongful death, as well as complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Ritter has received numerous awards within the legal profession, including the Award of Honor from the Lawyers Association of St. Louis, the Award of Merit from the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, and the Award of Merit and the Award of Achievement from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

He is a recipient of a 2019 Missouri Lawyers Weekly ICON Award, which recognizes distinguished men and women over the age of 60 for their notable sustained success and strong leadership within and outside the field of law.

Listed in Best Lawyers of America in numerous practice categories.  He has been named the Best Lawyers 2019 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers 2014 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers 2012 St. Louis Bet-the-Company Litigation “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers 2011 St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation “Lawyer of the Year,” Best Lawyers 2010 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation “Lawyer of the Year,” and Best Lawyers 2009 St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation “Lawyer of the Year.”

Mr. Ritter has an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. 

Following his graduation from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, Mr. Ritter attended Saint Louis University School of Law, receiving his law degree in 1968. He is 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 8th Circuit and the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

A Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers, he a past member of the board of governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and a past president of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis.

 
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About Robert Ritter

Admitted: 1968, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.grgpc.com/attorneys/robert-f-ritter/

Honors/Awards:

  • 2019 Missouri Lawyers Weekly ICON Award
  • Best Lawyers 2019 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers 2014 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers 2014: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2013: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2012 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2012: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2011 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Mass Tort Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2011: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2010 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Product Liability Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2010: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2009 St. Louis Lawyer of the Year: Personal Injury Litigation
  • Best Lawyers 2009: Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Award of Honor, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 2003
  • Award of Merit, The National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, 1995
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Who's Who in America
  • Award of Achievement, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1976
  • Best Lawyers in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, 1999 - Present
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America, 1993 - Present
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Best Case Scenario: The Top-Rated Lawyers in St. Louis, 1977
  • Award of Achievement, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1983
  • Law Week Award, Bureau of National Affairs, 1968
  • Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 1978
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers, and Past Member, Board of Governors

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past Board Member, Missouri Institute for Justice
  • Honorary Founder, Saint Louis University
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 1986 - Present
  • Board of Governors, The Missouri Bar, 1984 - 1990
  • Advisory Board Member, Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine
  • Missouri, 1968
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1972
  • Past President, The Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Past Member, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Executive Committee
  • Former Advisory Board Member, National Judicial College
  • Dean's Advisory Council, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1968
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
  • Past Chairman, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Trial Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past President, Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gateway Chapter
  • Advisory Board Member, Greater St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Role of the Lawyer in Preparation for Delinquency Hearing in Juvenile Court", 12 St. Louis University Law Journal, 416, Summer 1968
  • Co-Author, Missouri Problems of Proof, Chapter 4, "Death and Derivative Actions", MO Bar, 1983
  • Co-Author, Missouri Tort Law, "Innkeepers Liability", MO Bar, 1983
  • "Identification and Use of Medical Records at Trial: Some General Observations", Vol. 1, No. 1, Missouri Trial Lawyers Journal, July, 1980
  • Co-Author, Missouri Damages, Chapter 17, "Wrongful Death", MO Bar, 1988, 1990, 1994, 2000 Supplement
  • Co-Author, Missouri Civil Trial Practice, Chapter 8, "Voir Dire", MO Bar 2d ed., 1988, 1993, 1997, 2001 Supplement
  • Lecturer, The Missouri Bar
  • Lecturer, University of Missouri Law School
  • Lecturer, Saint Louis University
  • Lecturer, Washington University
  • Lecturer, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Lecturer, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Educational Background:

  • University of Kansas, B.A. in Economics, 1965
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Office Location for Robert F. Ritter

701 Market Street
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314-669-7125

Fax: 314-241-4140

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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