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Robert Forcier Ritter

Robert Forcier Ritter, American lawyer. Bar: Missouri 1968, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Missouri 1968. United States Court Military Appeals 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1980, United States District Court (southern district) Illinois 1982.

Background

  • Ritter, Robert Forcier was born on April 7, 1943 in St. Louis. Son of Tom Marshall and Jane Elizabeth (Forcier) Ritter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Kansas, 1965. Juris Doctor, St. Louis University, 1968.

    Career

    • Associate Gray & Sommers, St. Louis, 1968-1971. Partner Gray Ritter & Graham, Professional Corporation, since 1974. Chairman, president Gray & Ritter, since 1983.

      Advisory committee 22nd circuit Supreme Court, 1985—1992. Member Supreme Court committee civil jury instructions, 1988—2003. Advisory committee United States District Court, 1993—1995.

      Member executive planning committee Missouri Institute for Justice, since 2002. Member national advisory board Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law, University California, Davis, since 2002. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Missouri 1968, United States District Court (eastern and western districts) Missouri 1968. United States Court Military Appeals 1972, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1972, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1980, United States District Court (southern district) Illinois 1982.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member national advisory board Center for Perinatal Medicine and Law, University California, Davis, since 2002. Board directors Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Gateway chapter, president, 1991. Member executive planning committee Missouri Institute Justice, since 2002.

    Fellow: International Academy Trial Lawyers, American College Trial Lawyers, International Society Barristers (board governors 1994). Member: Missouri Association Trial Attorneys since 1984, Lawyers Association St. Louis (executive committee 1976-1981, president 1977-1978, award of honor 2003, 2003), Missouri Bar Foundation (outstanding trial lawyer award 1978), Missouri Bar Association (council practice and procedure committee since 1972, council tort law committee since 1982, board governors 1984-1991, finance committee 1984-1991), Bar Association Metropolitan St. Louis (chairman trial section 1978-1979, executive committee 1980-1982, chairman bench bar conference 1983, award merit 1976, award achievement 1982), American Board Trial Advocates (advocate), Association Trial Lawyers American, American Judicature Society, American Bar Association, Windsor Club (founding member), Roaring Fork Club, Red Stick Golf Club, Racquet Club (board governors 1988-1993, president 1991-1992), John's Is. Club (board directors since 1998), Bellerive Country Club, Noonday Club.

    Connections

    • Married Karen Gray, December 28, 1966. Children: Allison Gray Campione, Laura Thompson Capstick, Elisabeth Forcier Schoenecker.
    • father: Tom Marshall Ritter
    • mother: Jane Elizabeth (Forcier) Ritter
    • spouse: Karen Gray
    • children: Allison Gray Campione Ritter
    • Laura Thompson Capstick Ritter
    • Elisabeth Forcier Schoenecker Ritter
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    Born April 7, 1943
    (age 74)
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