James Ribaudo

Associate Attorney

Practice Areas: Insurance, Appellate Coverage

Experienced attorney focusing on insurance coverage and appellate litigation.
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About James

Attorney In St. Louis, MO
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.



Rockhurst University
Saint Louis University School of Law


Missouri Organizatoin of Defense Lawyers




Lane Change: The Need to Clarify and Accept a Punitive Damages Exception, 59 St. Louis L.J. 967 (Spring, 2015)

Case Outcomes

  • Seaton v. Shelter Mut. Ins. Co., 574 S.W.3d 245 (Mo. banc 2019)
  • State ex rel. Akers v. Hardy-Senkel, 554 S.W.3d 532 (Mo. App. E.D. 2018)
  • Carter v. Shelter Mut. Ins. Co., 516 S.W.3d 370 (Mo. App. E.D. 2017)
  • Knudsen v. Grindstaff, 535 S.W.3d 757 (Mo. App. E.D. 2017)
  • Phelan v. Rosener, 511 S.W.3d 431 (Mo. App. E.D. 2017)
  • Serafin v. Serafin, 493 S.W.3d 897 (Mo. App. E.D. 2016)
  • ACA Rolwes Builders, Inc. v. Henson, 491 S.W.3d 681 (Mo. App. E.D. 2016)
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