Jim Ribaudo

Jim Ribaudo focuses on assisting insurance companies with coverage issues as well as appellate matters. His background calls for an extensive amount of research and writing as well as being informed on the most recent developments in Missouri statutes and case law that change the insurance industry. Due to the wide variety of insurance claims, Jim Ribaudo has handled numerous first-party and third-party claims, including claims for uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. In addition to handling insurance disputes from the initial complaint through trial, Jim has also handled numerous appeals on behalf of insurers and their insureds regarding a variety of issues including disputes over real property, motor vehicle accidents, and vicarious liability. Due to his talents with legal research and writing and role as an appellate attorney, Jim also provides essential assistance to other attorneys in litigation by drafting dispositive motions, jury instructions, and post-trial motions.
Associations & Organizations
  • The Missouri Bar
  • St. Louis University
    • J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2014
  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri
    • B.A., History and Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, 2011
  • Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Awards & Honors
  • Saint Louis University Law School
    • 1843 Scholar
    • Dean’s List: Spring 2012, Spring 2013, and Spring 2014
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal
    • Academic Excellence Award in First Amendment
    • Academic Excellence Award in Civil Procedure
    • Academic Excellence Award in Criminal Procedure
    • Order of the Wool Sack
    • Judge Robert G. Dowd Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award
    • Moot Court II Board
  • Publications
    • Lane Change: The Need to Clarify McHaffie and Accept a Punitive Damages Exception, 59 St. Louis U. L.J. 967 (2015)
  • Associate, Gausnell, O’Keefe, & Thomas, LLC (2019 – present)
  • Associate, Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. (2016 - 2018)
  • Associate, Niedner Law Firm (2014 - 2016)
  • Law Clerk, The Simon Law Firm (2013 - 2014)
  • Law Clerk, St. Charles Public Defender’s Office (2013)