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George Ripplinger

George Ripplinger

Serving clients throughout Illinois and Missouri for over 45 years.
  • Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice...
  • Illinois, Missouri
Claimed Lawyer Profile

George has been representing plaintiffs (claimants) in serious personal injury cases and death cases as well as negligence cases against doctors, lawyers and other professionals for nearly 45 years. George is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana both under graduate and law school. He served on the College of Law's Board of Visitors, from 1979 to 1986 and was President of the Board of Visitors from 1983 to 1984. He was awarded the University of Illinois, College of Law, Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2007. Other awards include: 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); Super Lawyers, personal injury and professional malpractice, Plaintiff (top 5%); America's Leading Lawyers (top 5%); Law & Leading Attorneys; 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. George has been active in various bar associations at the local, statewide and national levels. He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association and has served as a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and Chaired the ABA's Solo & Small Firm Division comprised of over 29,000 lawyers from across the country. He has lectured on the subjects of civil trial practice, legal malpractice and ethics for the 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. George's publications include: Trial Advocacy in Illinois (

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
J.D. (1970) | Law
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (1967) | Political Science
Activities: Student Senate
Professional Associations
Missouri State Bar # 27134
Illinois State Bar # 2343797
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
8th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Claims
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Abuse
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2215 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL 62226
Telephone: (618) 234-2440