Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel, LLC

Roy Dripps

Armbruster, Dripps, Winterscheidt & Blotevogel, LLC

Roy Dripps

Attorney Roy Dripps has obtained millions in verdicts and settlements for people injured by barge companies and other corporations. Judges and other attorneys have designated him to be AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated SM by Martindale-Hubbell®.

For nearly thirty years, other lawyers have called Roy Dripps for advice about their most difficult cases and legal issues because he has so frequently won those same issues in courtrooms across the country. In addition to numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, Roy obtained a unanimous decision from the United States Supreme Court in the milestone maritime case Lewis v. Lewis and Clark Marine, 531 U.S. (2001). He has tried cases to verdict in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Kentucky, and West Virginia. In addition to the United States Supreme Court, he has argued appeals in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth Circuits, as well as in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and West Virginia state courts of review.

Education

Roy has been a leading member of the Madison County legal community ever since he obtained his law degree (JD, cum laude) from St. Louis University in 1981. He also received his bachelors degree (AB) in biology from St. Louis University in 1978. Now, Roy handles injury cases involving maritime, railroad, construction and dangerous product laws.

Roy served as a judicial law clerk for Appellate Court Judges in two different appellate districts. He has served as a member of the Illinois Supreme Court’s Committee On Character and Fitness and the Local Rules Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal, The Missouri Bar Journal, the Illinois Bar Journal and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Journal have published professional articles he has written. He has also written a chapter in the multi-volume treatise Missouri Practice. He is a frequent CLE speaker and chairs the Madison County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee.

  • Areas of Practice
  • Admiralty and maritime law
  • Railroad law
  • Products liability
  • Personal injury
  • Appellate practice
  • Professional discipline
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  • Admitted to Practice
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for Nebraska
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
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  • Memberships
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character & Fitness
  • Alton-Wood River Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

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