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.
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.
$1.5 million settlement for broken leg and aggravation of pre-existing PTSD
I.W.C.C. $300,000 settlement for 63 year old driver with knee injury.
I.W.C.C. $250,000 settlement for 42 year old laborer with low back injury.
Illinois, confidential six-figure settlement for invasion of privacy and trespassing
I.W.C.C. $50,000 for knee injury
I.W.C.C. $84,353 for repetitive hand and arm injuries
I.W.C.C. $135,921 for un-operated back injury
I.W.C.C. $142,000 for back injury
I.W.C.C. $150,000 for back and abdominal injury
I.W.C.C. $175,000 for back injury