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Stephen H. Ringkamp

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Stephen H. Ringkamp spent 46 years as a principal at the Hullverson Law Firm in Saint Louis, making his mark practicing personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability law throughout the state.

Mr. Ringkamp has been a leader in establishing Missouri courtroom procedures and reform. He has served as a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions since 1981, as chairman from 1991–2009, and as reporter from 1981–1991. During 2000, he served as a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Reform, providing recommendations and resources in an extensive study of means to improve the civil justice system and enhance juror experiences in participatory democracy in the courtroom.

Professional associations and memberships include
  • 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
  • Louis Bar Foundation
  • Missouri Supreme Court Committee for Civil Jury Instructions: chairman/reporter/member
  • 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, 2000–2000
  • Missouri Workers’ Compensation Advisory Commission, by appointment of Missouri Legislature, 1992–1995
  • 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
Mr. Ringkamp’s published works include
  • “Missouri Approved Instructions–Civil,” 4th ed. (1991) as reporter; 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
  • “Burden of Proof, Evidence,” ch. 3, Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education Deskbook, 5th ed. (2005), supplement 2010

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