Gray Ritter Graham

Top Business Litigators

No Hourly Fees

St. Louis Commercial Litigation Law Firm

Representing Companies and Individuals in All Types of Business Disputes

Companies, individuals, and attorneys have been turning to Gray Ritter Graham since the firm's founding in 1946 by Charles E. Gray.

Gray Ritter Graham protects the legal rights of businesses that have been financially harmed by the negligent or wrongful acts of others. We pursue matters for companies large and small as well as for business owners, officers, directors, and executives.

Our team of attorneys is highly experienced in complex business litigation, including cases involving banking, construction and real estate, insurance, business disputes, interference with business relationships, and agriculture. 

Our Business Litigation Attorneys have Earned National Recognition

Our lawyers have earned national recognition and numerous awards for their success in the courtroom.

The head of our Commercial Litigation team, Don Downing, is a former managing partner of the St. Louis office of one of the region's largest corporate defense law firms, and has been named one of the 500 leading lawyers in the country. He has been named a Best Lawyers in America® "Lawyer of the Year" in St. Louis for banking and finance litigation, as well as antitrust litigation.

Maurice Graham , another other members of our Commercial Litigation team, is listed in the prestigious "Bet-the-Company Litigation" practice area in Best Lawyers. Attorneys in this category are selected solely by the founding editor of Best Lawyers, whereas the members in all other categories are selected by their peer attorneys.

Firm Named in Best Law Firm Survey for Commercial Litigation

The firm has been listed among the "top tier" firms in the U.S. News/Best Lawyers Best Law Firm survey in the areas of:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Banking & Finance Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation

No Hourly Fees – Aligned with our Clients' Best Interests

Besides the skills and experience of our attorneys, another facet of our commercial litigation practice that benefits our clients is our fee arrangement. We typically work on a contingency basis, meaning that our fees are derived from a portion of the financial recoveries we obtain for our clients.

We don't bill by the hour, so we share a financial incentive with our clients. It's in our best interests, as well as our clients, to succeed, and to do so efficiently and promptly. Since we don't charge hourly fees and we're paid only after recovery, our clients can rest assured that we're focused on winning their case, not on billing hours. If there is no recovery, you may be responsible for certain litigation expenses, but you pay no attorneys' fees.

And at Gray Ritter Graham, we're trial lawyers. That means we're ready and willing to take every case to the courtroom.

Team Approach to Commercial Litigation

Our clients receive a dedicated team of legal professionals, including attorneys, paralegals and support staff. But we know that the most important member of each team is our client. We keep them informed throughout the entire process and value their input in devising a successful strategy.

Free Review of Your Business Legal Dispute: 314-241-5620, Toll Free at 800-451-2950

If you feel your business has been significantly harmed by the actions of others, contact Gray Ritter Graham at 314-241-5620 or toll free at 800-451-2950. We offer initial no-cost reviews of all commercial litigation matters.


Top Business Litigators. No Hourly Fees.
Attorney Profile

Maurice B. Graham
Maurice Graham concentrates his practice in the areas of complex business and commercial litigation.


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