About Ron RibaudoMr. Ribaudo is the founding member of The Ribaudo Law Firm. He clerked for Judge Harold Lownestein, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, after graduating in the top of his class from the University of Missouri -- Columbia School of Law, where he was a publishing member of The Missouri Law Review. Mr. Ribaudo then practiced at a medium-sized firm in Clayton, Missouri, for two years and as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri for three years.
Mr. Ribaudo's primary speciality is appellate law. In 2007, he drafted an amicus curiae brief for the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Missouri and 20 other states. He has experience handling appeals in the Missouri Supreme Court, all districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the Eighth and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Appeals & Appellate
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Foreclosure Defense
Additional Practice Areas
- Constitutional Law
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- I set my hourly rate based, in part, on ability to pay. I occasionally do pro bono (Latin for "free") representation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Assistant Attorney General, Missouri Attorney General's Office|
|I worked in Public Safety and Criminal Appeals, defending Missouri state convictions. While at the AG's Office, in 2007 I drafted an amicus curiae brief for the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Missouri and 20 other states -- a brief whose legal argument was embraced by the U.S. Supreme Court. I also was a member of the briefing team in a merits case in the U.S. Supreme Court.|
|Associate Attorney, Paul Schramm, Partner at Edwards Scramm Watkins, Et Al.|
|Mr. Schramm, a former trial-practice instructor at Harvard Law School, was a distinguished attorney practicing in Clayton, Missouri. The practice ranged from the quotidian (e.g., simple wills, dissolution of marriage actions, etc.) to the complex (e.g., preparing estate tax returns). My accomplishments include drafting a petition that successfully challenged the constitutional of a state registration statute and affirming on appeal a six-figure punitive damages award in a tort action.|
|Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Judge Harold Lowenstein, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District|
|My responsibilities included reading appellate briefs in civil and criminal cases, reviewing transcripts and legal files, doing legal research, drafting bench memorandums for Judge Lownestein, attending oral arguments, and, most important of all, writing draft opinions for Judge Lowenstein.|
|University of Missouri - Columbia||J.D. (2002)|
|Honors: Missouri Law Review, Publishing Member|
|University of Missouri - St. Louis||B.A.||Philosophy, Chemistry|
|Honors: Summa cum laude graduate of Pierre Laclede Honors College|
|Member, Council of Appellate Lawyers|
|Activities: This is a national organization of appellate lawyers and judges, state and federal, formed by the American Bar Association.|
|Member, New York State Bar # 4244026|
|Member, American Bar Association|
|member, Missouri State Bar|
Articles & Publications
Habeas Corpus in Missouri: A Critical Primer
Journal of the Missouri Bar
Burning Down the House: Does Limiting the Innocent Spouse’s Right to Recover Make Sense?
Missouri Law Review