Stephen H. Ringkamp

Stephen H. Ringkamp

Principal
Managing Shareholder
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Phone:
314-802-4944
866-217-4974
Fax:
314-421-2341
Email:
Other Activities

- Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Reform, 2000.
Extensive study, with recommendations, of means to improve the civil justice system and enhance juror experiences in participatory democracy in the courtroom. 

-- Missouri Workers' Compensation Advisory Commission,
by appointment of Missouri Legislature, 1992 to 1995.

- St. Louis Metropolitan Health Care Task Force, 1991-1992,
by appointment of Chief Executives, St. Louis City and
St. Louis County.

- Civil Practice Committee, U.S. District Court, E. D. Mo.,
by appointment of Chief Judge, 1983 to 1987

- Board of Trustees, St. Louis University High School, 1995-2004

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1974
    • Honors: with honors
  • St. Louis University
    • B.S.E.E. - 1971

Published Works

  • "Missouri Approved Instructions-Civil", 4th Ed. (1991) as Reporter; and 5th Ed. (1996) 6th Ed. (2002) and 7th Ed. (2012) as Chairman/Member, Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, Thomson-West Publishing Co.
  • "Products Liability Primer", St. Louis Bar Journal, 1979
  • Jury Instructions, Civil Procedure, Chapter 70, Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education Deskbook, 1983, 1995, 2007; Supplements, 1986, 1988, 1991
  • "Uninsured and Underinsured Motor Vehicle Coverage", St. Louis Bar Journal, Spring 1992, Vol XXXVIII, No. 4
  • “Uninsured Motor Vehicle Coverage”, St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall 1999, Vol XLVI, No. 2
  • Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education Deskbook, Burden of Proof, Evidence, Ch. 3, (5th Ed. 2005, Supplement 2010)

Classes/Seminars

  • Faculty, Judicial College, State of Missouri, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2011, 2013
  • Adjunct Professor, St. Louis University School of Law, 1983 - 1991
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), Tort Law Review, 1982, 1984,1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • "Constitutionality of Tort Reform", MATA, 2005 - Present
  • "Comparative Fault", MATA, 1985 - Present
  • "Trial Tips", MATA, 2000 - Present
  • "Trial Tips", MATA, 2002 - Present
  • "Trial Tips", MATA, 2005 - Present
  • "Wrongful Death", MATA, 1989 - Present
  • "Winning Trial Strategies", MATA, 1989 - Present
  • "Punitive Damages", MATA, 1983
  • "Tort Reform", MATA, 1987 - Present
  • "Problems of Proof", MATA, 1988 - Present
  • "How to Handle Personal Injury Cases", MATA, 1980 - Present
  • "How to Handle Personal Injury Cases", Missouri Bar Seminar, 1981 - Present
  • "Sovereign Immunity", MATA, 1987 - Present
  • "Jury Instructions/Jury Selection", MATA, 1990 - Present
  • "Effective Discovery", MATA, 1990 - Present
  • "Auto Seminar", MATA, 1993 - Present
  • Products Liability Conference, National Practice Institute, 1984 - Present
  • "Comparative Fault", University of Missouri, 1984 - Present
  • "Jury Instructions", University of Missouri, 1986 - Present
  • "Personal Injury Law, Year in Review" , University of Missouri, 1989 - 1991
  • "Personal Injury Law, Year in Review" , University of Missouri, 1993 - 1994
  • "Personal Injury Law, Year in Review", University of Missouri, 1996 - Present
  • Continuing Legal Education Programs, Missouri Bar
  • "How To Handle Personal Injury Cases", Missouri Bar, 1981 - Present
  • "Discovery" , Missouri Bar, 1982 - Present
  • "Demonstrative Evidence", Missouri Bar, 1983 - Present
  • "Tort Law Changes", Missouri Bar, 1987 - Present
  • "Jury Instructions", Missouri Bar, 1986, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • "Medical Malpractice: Prosecuting and Defending Medical Negligence Cases", Missouri Bar, 2006 - Present
  • "Malpractice After Tort Reform", Missouri Bar, 2005 - Present
  • "Medical Malpractice Symposium", Missouri Bar, 1990 - Present
  • "Medical Malpractice Symposium", Missouri Bar, 1993 - Present
  • "Medical Malpractice - The Plaintiff’s Case", Missouri Bar, 2004 - Present
  • "Jury Instructions", Missouri Bar Annual Convention, 1997 - Present
  • "Civil Jury Reform", Missouri Bar Annual Convention, 2000 - Present
  • Annual Conference, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, 2000 - Present
  • "Bad Faith", University of Missouri (Kansas City), 1988 - Present
  • "Comparative Fault", University of Missouri (Kansas City), 1989 - Present
  • "Medical Malpractice", University of Missouri (Kansas City), 1993 - Present
  • "Products Liability in Federal Court", University of Missouri (Kansas City), 1996 - Present
  • "Expert Witnesses", Washington University School of Medicine, 2004 - Present
  • "4th Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference", Bar Assn of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2002 - Present
  • "Trial in Reverse", Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 2003 - Present
  • Guest Lecturer, Civil Practice and Trial Advocacy Courses, St. Louis University School of Law, 1982 - Present
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Tort Law Review, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The Missourian Award, 2011
  • Selected by Peers for Inclusion in "Best Lawyers in America"
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in St. Louis", St. Louis Magazine
  • Resolution of the Missouri House of Representatives in recognition of service to the State of Missouri, Judiciary and Bar, 2009 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Purcell Professionalism Award, 2009 - Present
  • President’s Award, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2008 - Present
  • "Who's Who in American Law"
  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Smithson Award for "Outstanding Service Toward the Increase of Justice", 1996 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Outstanding Service Award, 1992 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Lon Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, 1983 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Certificate of Honor, 1978 - Present
  • Award of Honor, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 2016 - Present
  • Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury – Plaintiffs – St. Louis “Best Lawyers in America”, 2016 - Present
  • Listed in Missouri – Kansas “Super Lawyers”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, President, 1992
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Civil Justice Foundation - Founding Sponsor
  • International Academy of Litigators
  • St. Louis Bar Foundation
  • Missouri Supreme Court Committee for Civil Jury Instructions, Chairman/Reporter/Member
  • Missouri Judicial College, Faculty
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, President, 1991-1992
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Executive Committee, 1987-1993
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 1980
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Amicus Curiae Committee, 1983 -1996
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Chair, Legislative Committee, 1986 – 1996
  • Appointed by Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions-Civil, Chairman, 1991-2009
  • Appointed by Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions-Civil, Reporter, 1981 - 1991
  • Appointed by Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions-Civil, Member, 1981