George R. Ripplinger Jr.

George R. Ripplinger Jr.

Belleville, Illinois
888-810-8209 (Toll Free)

Honors and Awards:

University of Illinois, College of Law, Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Fellows of the Illinois Bar Foundation Award for Distinguished Service to Law and Society

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Senior Counsel, American College of Barristers

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (an invitation only, national trial lawyer honorary society, limited to 0.5% of American lawyers)

Selected for:

                 Super Lawyers, personal injury and professional malpractice, Plaintiff (top 5%)

                America's Leading Lawyers (top 5%);

                Law & Leading Attorneys;

                Marquis' Who's Who in: The World; America; American Law; The Midwest; Emerging Leaders in America

                The National Trial Lawyers (by election of peers—top 100 trial lawyers in each state; selected for Illinois)

Martindale-Hubbell rating: Illinois, AV; Missouri, AV

Fellow, Illinois Bar Foundation

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1970

Missouri, 1976

U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1974

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1970

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1977

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1970

U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1977

U.S. Supreme Court, 1973

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Illinois State Bar Association

                Secretary, 1991 - 1992

                Member, Board of Governors, 1981-1983, 1987-1994

                Member, ISBA-CBA Joint Committee on Judicial Compensation, 1983-2004

                Member, Standing Committee on Professional Conduct, 1987-1988, 1995-2002

                Board of Governors Liaison, 1988-1994

                Secretary, 1998-1999

                Vice Chair, 1999-2000

                Chair, 2000-2001

                Member, Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1996-2004

Missouri Bar Association

                Member, Civil Practice and Procedure Committee, 1977-1985

                Member, Tort Law Committee, 1980-present

American Bar Association,

                Member House of Delegates 1989-1993, 1996-1999

                General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division,

                                Chair, 2001-2002

                                Chair-Elect, 2000-2001

                                Secretary, 1999-2000

                                Member of Council 1989-1993, 1999-2003

                                Division Director 1988-1989, 1995-1997, 1998-1999

                Litigation Section

                                Member, Professional liability Litigation Committee, 1994-2005

                                Member, Trial Practice Committee, 1994-2005

                                Member, Attorney's Liability Committee, 1997-2005

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

                Member, Professional Ethics and Methods of Practice Committee, 1984-1987, 2001-2005

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation,

                Vice Chair, 1987-1988

                Member, Board of Directors, 1983-1988

Illinois Technology Center for Law & Public Interest

                Member, Board of Directors, 2001-2004

 Illinois Legal Aid On-line

                Incorporator, 2005; Member, Board of Directors, 2005-2008; President of Board of Directors, 2006-2008

Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois

                Member, Board of Directors, 1988-1994

Illinois Bar Foundation

                Treasurer, 1998-2004

                Member, Board of Directors, 1994-2004

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

                Member, Board of Advocates, 1993-2005

University of Illinois College of Law

                Member, Board of Visitors, 1979-1986

                President of Board of Visitors, 1983-1984


Phi Delta Phi

Alpha Phi Omega

Military Service:

Colonel, Army of the United States (Retired List), Medical Service Corps, 1970-2001

Graduate, Army Command and General Staff College, 1988


Author: Trial Advocacy in Illinois (with Drake, Holley and Rose) National Business Institute (1992) (Chapters on: Initial Considerations; Opening Statements).

Author: Software: Information Management, GP Solo, December, 2003, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section, American Bar Association.

Reviewer: Missouri Professional Liability, The Missouri Bar (2005)

Author: Chapters on Missouri Supreme Court Rule 73, Trial by Court and Rule 79, Assignment of Judges in Case of Disability, Civil Procedure, 3rd Ed. The Missouri Bar, 2007.


                On the subjects of civil trial practice, legal malpractice and ethics for: American Bar Association; National Business Institute; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association; and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Birth Information:

April 19, 1945, East St. Louis, Illinois, United States of America