Stephen H. Ringkamp

Stephen H. Ringkamp

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

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

Honors and Awards

  • Award of Honor, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year, Personal Injury – Plaintiffs – St. Louis “Best Lawyers in America”, 2016
  • Listed in Missouri – Kansas “Super Lawyers”
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • 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
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Purcell Professionalism Award, 2009
  • President’s Award, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2008
  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Smithson Award for Outstanding Service Toward the Increase of Justice, 1996
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Outstanding Service Award, 1992
  • Missouri Bar Foundation, Lon Hocker Trial Lawyer Award, 1983
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Certificate of Honor, 1978

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, Executive Committee, 1987-1993
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Executive Committee, 1987 - 1993
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governor, 1980 - Present
  • 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 - Present
  • Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Reform. Extensive study, with recommendations, of means to improve the civil justice system and enhance juror experiences in participatory democracy in the courtroom. , 2000
  • Missouri Workers' Compensation Advisory Commission, by appointment of Missouri Legislature, 1992 - 1995
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Health Care Task Force, by appointment of Chief Executives, St. Louis City and St. Louis County., 1991 - 1992
  • Civil Practice Committee, U.S. District Court, E. D. Mo., by appointment of Chief Judge, 1983 - 1987
  • Board of Trustees, St. Louis University High School, 1995 - 2004