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Robert Forcier Ritter, American Born: St. Louis, April 7, 1943Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Personal injury (including property damage)Civil litigation, federalCivil litigation, statelawyer. award of merit 1976, award of achievement 1982, Chairman; award, 1978), American Bar Association, Lawyers Assn; award of Merit National Conf.


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


University of Kansas (Bachelor of Arts, 1965). St. Louis University (Juris Doctor, 1968).


Worked at Gray & Ritter, P.C. Admitted to the bar, 1968, Missouri and United States. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.

1972, United States. Court of Military Appeals, United States. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit and United States. Supreme Court.

Delta Theta Phi.

Recipient: Law Week Award, Bureau of National Affairs, 1968. Lon O. Hocker Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri Bar Foundation, 1978. Award of Merit, National Conference of Metropolitan Courts.

Author: Problems of Proof, Chapter 4 "Death and Derivative Actions," Missouri Bar Continuing legal education, 1979. "Innkeepers Liability," Missouri Bar Continuing legal education, Missouri Tort Law, 1979. "Identification and Use of Medical Records at Trial: Some General Observations," Volume 1 Missouri Trial Lawyers Journal, July, 1980.

"Update on Products Liability Law," MATA, 1987. Co-Author: Missouri Civil Trial Practice, 2nd Education, Ch. 8, "Voir Dire & Jury Selection," 1987.

Damages, Missouri Bar Continuing legal education, Ch. 11, "Wrongful Death," 1987. Faculty, Missouri Institute for Trial Advocacy, University of Missouri, 1985—.

Co-Founder, Symposium on Medical Malpractice, Missouri Bar Association. Member: Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 1985-1991. Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, 1988—.

United States. District Court Advisory Committee, 1991-1995. Member: The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Chairman, Trial Section, 1979-1980. Member, Executive Committee, 1980-1981.

Recipient: Award of Merit, 1976. Award of Achievement, 1983. Chairman, Bench and Bar Conference, 1983).

The Missouri Bar (Member of Council: Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 1982-1991. Tort Law Committee, 1982—. Member: Board of Governors, 1984-1990.

Finance Committee, 1985-1990. Chairman, Crisis Intervention Committee, 1989-1991. Commission on Professionalism, 1993—.

Commission on Forum Non Conveniens, 1997). American Bar Association. American Judicature Society.

Lawyers Association of St. Louis (President, 1977-1978. Member, Executive Committee, 1976-1980). Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member, Board of Governors, 1984—).

The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Supreme Court Historical Society. Fellow: International Society of Barristers (1984—.

Member, Board of Governors, 1994—). Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys. International Academy of Trial Lawyers (1986—).

American College of Trial Lawyers (Member, State Committee, 1989-1994). American Board of Trial Advocates (Diplomate). St. Louis Bar Foundation (Trustee, 1994—).

Military: Captain, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Army Reserve, 1968-1974.


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.


Married Karen Gray, December 28, 1966. Children: Allison Gray Campione, Laura Thompson Capstick, Elisabeth Forcier Schoenecker.