Stephen Ringkamp

The Hullverson Law Firm, P.C.
1010 Market Street
Suite 1480
St. Louis, MO 603101


St. Louis University Juris Doctorate with Honors, 1974;

B.S.E.E. 1971

Admissions: :

Admitted to Missouri Bar 1974;

U.S. Supreme Court; U. S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit;

U.S. District Court, Eastern District Missouri


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

Listed in "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 Lawyer 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-Present;

Reporter, 1981 to 1991.

Member, 1981-Present

Legal Publications:

"Missouri Approved Instructions-Civil", 4th Ed. (1991) as Reporter; and 5th Ed. (1996) and 6th Ed. (2002) and 7th Ed. (2011) 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

"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)

Teaching and Lectures:

Faculty, Judicial College, State of Missouri, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2011

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.

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

MATA, "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 Program

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

Missouri Bar, "Malpractice After Tort Reform", 2005

Missouri Bar, "Medical Malpractice:  Prosecuting and Defending Medical Negligence Cases”, 2006

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

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

Guest Lecturer, St. Louis University School of Law, Civil Practice and Trial Advocacy Courses, 1982 to present

Other Activities:

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 appointment 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


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 Trial Lawyers Association

American Association of Justice

International Academy of Litigators

St. Louis Bar Foundation

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Lawyers Association of St. Louis

Missouri Society of Professional Engineers

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Civil Justice Foundation - Founding Sponsor

The National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 Trial Lawyers)