800-451-2950
314-241-5620

Robert F. Ritter
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Phone: 314-241-5620
800-451-2950 (Toll Free)
Fax: 314-241-4140
Email: E-mail Robert F. Ritter

Bob Ritter, Chairman of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor's degree in economics and earned his law degree from Saint Louis University.

He is a member of state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in numerous categories, including Commercial Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation. He was named the Best Lawyers 2012 St. Louis Bet-the-Company Litigation "Lawyer of the Year."

Mr. Ritter is also listed in Who's Who in America and among the "Best Lawyers in St. Louis" in St. Louis Magazine. He has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest given. Mr. Ritter has been annually selected to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers since 2005, and cited as among the "Top 100 Attorneys" for the two-state region.

The 2003 recipient of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis' prestigious Award of Honor, Mr. Ritter has also received the Award of Merit and the Award of Achievement from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Award of Merit from the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts. He is a past recipient of the Missouri Bar Foundation's Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award.

Mr. Ritter is a past president of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis and a member of the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys for 20 years. He served on the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and is a past Trial Section Chairman. He was elected to three terms on the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar. He is an Honorary Founder of Saint Louis University and serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for Saint Louis University School of Law.

Mr. Ritter has been honored with Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers, where he served for seven years as a member of the Board of Governors. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

He has been appointed to numerous Circuit Court and Missouri Supreme Court committees, including the Supreme Court Ethics Committee and the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, where he served for 12 years. This committee writes, for approval of the Supreme Court, all jury instructions to be used by all judges in every civil jury trial in Missouri.

He has lectured and published extensively for The Missouri Bar, the University of Missouri Law School, Saint Louis University, Washington University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

 

  

Areas of Practice
Commercial Litigation 

Bar Admissions
Missouri, 1968
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1968
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1968
U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1972
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980
U. S. Court of Military Appeals
U.S. Supreme Court, 1972

Education
Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
J.D. - 1968

University of Kansas
B.A. - 1965
Major: Economics

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

Classes/Seminars
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

Honorary Recognition and Awards
Best Lawyers in America® 2016: Bet-the-Company Litigation
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: Bet-the-Company Litigation
Best Lawyers 2010: Bet-the-Company Litigation
Best Lawyers 2009: Bet-the-Company Litigation
The Best Lawyers in America, 1993 - Present
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005 - Present
Award of Honor, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 2003
Award of Merit, The National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, 1995
Award of Achievement, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1983
Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 1978
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, International Society of Barristers, and Past Member, Board of Governors
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in American Law
Best Case Scenario: The Top-Rated Lawyers in St. Louis, 1977
Award of Merit, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1976
Law Week Award, Bureau of National Affairs, 1968

Professional Associations and Memberships
The Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Past President
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 1986 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Past Member, Executive Committee; Past Chairman, Trial Section
The Missouri Bar, Board of Governors, 1984 - 1990
Missouri Institute for Justice, Past Board Member
National Judicial College, Former Advisory Board Member
Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine, Served as an Advisory Board Member
Saint Louis University, Honorary Founder
Saint Louis University School of Law, Dean's Advisory Council
Greater St. Louis Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Advisory Board member
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gateway Chapter, Past President, Board of Directors