Richard S. Bender

Of Counsel

Phone: 314.854.0402

Fax: 314.726.6786


Rick Bender is a partner in the firm’s litigation department, having joined the firm in 1975 and having been with the firm ever since. He practices in all areas of civil litigation, focusing primarily on construction law, all types of domestic matters, contract disputes, and eminent domain. In addition, over this thirty-five plus years of trial experience, he has handled almost all types of civil litigation, including many landlord tenant matters, personal injury cases, labor law matters, workers’ compensation cases, will contests, probate disputes and wrongful death cases.

Rick practices in both the state and appellate courts of Missouri and Illinois, representing all types of clients, and representing Plaintiffs as well as Defendants. Rick has tried cases in various different states at both the Federal and state levels.

At this point in his career, Rick states he enjoys helping his clients solve their problems while minimizing their emotional and financial concerns.

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  • Court Memberships

    • Missouri
    • Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court
  • Professional Affiliations & Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • St. Louis County Bar Association
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
    • Illinois State Bar Association