ST. LOUIS – Ray Price, the longest serving judge on the Missouri Supreme Court, has joined Armstrong Teasdale as a partner in the firm's litigation practice group.
Before becoming a judge, Price was a high-profile litigator and his move to Armstrong Teasdale marks his return to handling complex business and tort matters.
He announced his retirement from the bench in June.
While on the court, Price served two terms as chief justice—only the fourth judge to do so since the adoption of the Missouri Court Plan in 1940. In his 20 years on the bench, Price considered cases involving almost every aspect of Missouri law.
"We are extremely honored that Judge Price has chosen Armstrong Teasdale to resume his trial practice," said Mike Chivell, managing partner, in a statement. "His extensive trial experience, business acumen and familiarity with a vast range of state-wide matters constitute a unique combination of qualities that will complement our strong litigation practice group."
In order to serve clients throughout the state, Price will maintain offices in St. Louis, Jefferson City and Kansas City.
Prior to his appointment to Missouri's highest court in 1992, Price was a business litigation attorney for 14 years at a major Kansas City-based law firm. He was a member of the firm's three-person executive committee and chairman of its business litigation section.
Price also served as president of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners and as a member of the board of directors of Truman Medical Center.
Price said that Armstrong Teasdale's strong litigation practice is one of the reasons he chose to join the firm.
"Serving on the Missouri Supreme Court was a great honor, but I am excited about my return to an active trial practice," said Price. "I'll be a working lawyer, dealing with my clients' problems and trying lawsuits from beginning to end."
Price received his J.D., cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law, was a Rockefeller Fellow at Yale University Divinity School, and earned his B.A. in religion, with high distinction, from the University of Iowa.
Armstrong Teasdale LLP, with more than 250 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and China and double-digit revenue growth in 2011, has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base.
Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 18 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is ranked in the 2012 lists of the nation's largest law firms: the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal. For more information, visit www.armstrongteasdale.com.
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