Stephen H. Ringkamp

Stephen H. Ringkamp
St. Louis University, Juris Doctor, with honors, 1974; B.S.E.E. 1971.
Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1974; U. S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; U.S . District Court, Eastern District Missouri.
Awards
  • Award of Honor, 2016, Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Lawyer of the Year, 2016, Personal Injury-Plaintiffs - St. Louis "Best Lawyers in America"
  • Listed in Missouri - Kansas "Super La,vyers"
  • National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 Trial Lawyers) since 2013
  • 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
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, President's Award, 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 La,vyer Award, 1983
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Special Member, 1983
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Certificate of Honor, 1978
Executive Positions

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

  • President 1991-1992
  • Executive Committee, 1987-1993
  • Board of Governors, 1980 to present
  • Amicus Curiae Committee, 1983 -1996
  • Chair, Legislative Committee, 1986 -1996
  • Appointed by Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions-Civil, Chairman, 1991-2009
  • Reporter, 1981 to 1991
  • Member, 1981 - Present
Legal Publications
  • "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, Thompson-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
  • "Unisured and Undernsured 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)
Teaching and Lectures
  • Faculty, Judicial College, State of Missouri, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003,2008,2011,2013,2015
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, 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, 2010,2011,2012,2014,2015,2016,2017
  • MATA "Constitutionality of Tort Reform", 2005
  • MATA "Comparative Fault", 1985
  • MATA "Trial Tips", 2000, 2002, 2005
  • MATA, "Wrongful Death'', 1989
  • MATA, "Winning Trial Strategies"; 1989
  • MATA, "Punitive Damages", 1983
  • MATA, "Tort Reform"; 1987
  • MATA, "Problems of Proof", 1988
  • MATA, 1980, Missouri Bar Seminar, 1981, "How to Handle Personal Injury Cases"
  • MATA, "Sovereign Immunity", 1987
  • MATA, "Jury Instructions/Jury Selection", 1990
  • MATA, "Effective Discovery"; 1990
  • MAIA, ''Auto Seminar", 1993
  • National Practice Institute, Products Liability Conference, 1984
  • University of Missouri, "Comparative Fault": 1984
  • University of Missouri, "Jury Instructions": 1986
  • University of Missouri, "Personal Injury Law, Year in Review", 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993,1994, 1996, 1997
  • Missouri Bar, Continuing Legal Education Programs,
  • Missouri Bar, "How To Handle Personal Injury Cases", 1981
  • Missouri Bar, "Discovery''. 1982
  • Missouri Bar, "Demonstrative Evidence'; 1983
  • Missouri Bar, "Tort Law Changes': 1987
  • Missouri Bar, "Jury Instructions''. 1986, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 ' 2016 ' 2017
  • Missouri Bar, "Medical Malpractice: Prosecuting and Defending Medical Negligence Cases''. 2006
  • Missouri Bar, "Malpractice After Tort Reform''. 2005
  • Missouri Bar, "Medical Malpractice Symposium'; 1990, 1991, 1993
  • Missouri Bar, "Medical Malpractice - The Plaintiff's Case", 2004
  • Missouri Bar Annual Convention, "Jury Instructions", 1997
  • Missouri Bar Annual Convention, "Civil Jury Reform''. 2000
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Annual Conference, 2004
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City), "Bad Faith'; 1988
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City), "Comparative Fault", 1989
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City), "Medical Malpractice", 1993, 1995
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City), "Products Liability in Federal Court''. 1996
  • University of Missouri (Kansas City), Tort Law Review, 2015
  • Washington University- Best Practice Series, 2017
  • Washington University School of Medicine, "Expert Witnesses''. 2004
  • Bar Assn of Metropolitan St. Louis, "4th Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference''. 2002
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, "Trial in Reverse''. 2003
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, Tort Law Review, 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, St. Louis University School of Law, Civil Practice and
  • Trial Advocacy Courses, 1982 to present
Teaching and Lectures
  • 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 appomtment 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
Memberships
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, President, 1991-1992
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Civil Justice Foundation - Founding Sponsor
  • Civil Justice Foundation - Founding Sponsor
  • Civil Justice Foundation - Founding Sponsor
  • Civil Justice Foundation - Founding Sponsor
  • International Academy of Litigators
  • St. Louis Bar Foundation
  • National Trial Lawyers