Robert F. Ritter, Chairman of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C., is a native of St. Louis. Mr. Ritter 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.
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 was a Board Member of the Missouri Institute for Justice and an Advisory Board Member of both the National Judicial College and the Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law at the University of California-Davis School of Medicine. 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 a former 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 was appointed to the inaugural U.S. District Court Civil Justice Reform Commission and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Learning Center, an interactive educational facility at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis.
Mr. Ritter is a past member of the Board of Directors and President of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gateway Chapter, and the Advisory Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 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.
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