Robert F. Ritter, chairman of the St. Louis personal injury as well as commercial litigation law firm Gray,Ritter & Graham, P.C, has been named "St. Louis Mass Tort Litigator of the Year" for 2011 by Best Lawyers, the oldest and most esteemed peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Best Lawyers designates "Lawyers of the Year" in sophisticated legal specialties in huge legal communities.Only one lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored by Best Lawyers as the "Lawyer of the Year." 

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of exceptional attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.Ritter and other lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received predominantly high ratings in these surveys by earning a great level of respect among their peers for their talents, professionalism as well as integrity.

Ritter is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2011 in 7 practice categories, making him one of only 59 attorneys in the country listed in 7 or more categories. The categories he is listed in includes the Mass Tort Litigation category as well as Bet-the Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation,Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation, and Product Liability Litigation.

Gray, Ritter and Graham is a St. Louis plaintiff law firm that practices chiefly in matters concerning catastrophic injury and death, multifaceted commercial and consumer litigation, product liability, medical negligence, railroad as well as river worker injuries.