Jonathan Ries

Senior Counsel in St. Louis, MO

Jonathan was a a founding member of Sandberg Phoenix in 1979, and has tried major civil jury trials in a wide range of substantive areas including malpractice, product liability, contracts, business torts, franchise law and distributor disputes. Jonathan joined as an associate, worked his way up the ranks of the firm and seved many years as a senior shareholder. He is currently designated senior counsel.

Jonathan’s current practice is concentrated in the defense of health care malpractice, product liability, and personal injury litigation, particularly in the defense of catastrophic injury cases. He also maintains a significant posture in business litigation matters. He is trial counsel for leading community and teaching hospitals, physicians and business interests in the bi-state area, as well as various nationally based insurance and business organizations for litigation in the states of Missouri and Illinois.

Jonathan has served as advocate in more than 100 serious cases at mediation, and was specially trained and certified as a mediator by the University of Missouri Law School and Washington University School of Law. He is available to serve as a neutral in alternative dispute resolution.


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