General Information

Year founded: 1946
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Overview

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Gray Ritter Graham has represented injured persons and their families throughout the region with commitment, passion, and effectiveness since 1946. We see the practice of law as a way to help people obtain justice.

Gray Ritter Graham represents clients in cases of substantial injuries and wrongful death. In our long history, we have handled virtually every kind of plaintiff's case. Our primary areas of practice are medical malpractice, product liability, railroad and river worker injuries, truck accidents, automobile and aviation cases and complex business litigation.

GRG also represents individuals and small businesses in environmental damage matters and commercial and consumer litigation.

Our attorneys have earned national recognition for success in the courtroom and numerous honors for trial advocacy and leadership in the profession. Twelve of our 14 attorneys are listed in Best Lawyers in America. We also contribute to legal publications and lecture extensively to academic, legal, and other professional groups throughout the country.

With a team of attorneys and a support staff of more than thirty professionals, Gray Ritter Graham is located in downtown St. Louis, near the historic Old Courthouse and the state and federal court buildings.

Rankings

Gray Ritter Graham is nationally ranked in 4 practice areas and metro ranked in 11 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Railroad Law
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Appellate Practice
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation

Metro Rankings

St. Louis, MO
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Litigation - Antitrust
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Railroad Law
Tier 3
Tier 3 for Appellate Practice
Tier 3 for Commercial Litigation

Metro Rankings

St. Louis, MO
Tier 1 for Appellate Practice
Tier 1 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Litigation - Antitrust
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 2 for Railroad Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Aviation Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Railroad Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Awards

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  • 2014 U.S. News/Best Law Firm Survey
  • 2015 U.S. News/Best Law Firm Survey
  • 2013 US News/Best Law Firm Survey
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly 2013 Law Firm Award

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Management and Personnel

Executive Vice President
Stephen R. Woodley
Vice President
Patrick J. Hagerty
Vice President
Don M. Downing
Vice President
Joan M. Lockwood
Vice President
Morry S. Cole
Vice President
Thomas K. Neill
Associate Attorney
Cort A. VanOstran
Associate Attorney
Jack A. Downing
Associate Attorney
Micheal S. Figenshau
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