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Richard Gartner has been actively practicing law for the last 38 years, garnering the highest honors alongside countless trials in and around St. Charles County. Throughout his career, Richard has gathered the experience and knowledge necessary to navigate virtually any case within the fields of civil and criminal law. With almost 30 years of courtroom experience, Richard has established himself as one of the leading litigators in the state Missouri and is one of the few lawyers to be recognized nationwide with the highest possible legal and ability and ethics rating, according to a prestigious national attorney rating organization.

Richard is currently a principal in the Gartner Law Firm located in St. Peters where his primary area of practice has been general civil and criminal trial litigation. He has the ability to practice before all of the circuit courts within the state of Missouri, including the Missouri Court of Appeals of the Eastern District of Missouri, The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

His extensive experience in the court has made Richard a trial lawyer by trade, allowing him to successfully advise clients on matters of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Richard prides himself on offering skilled legal counsel so that his clients can feel both informed and secure in every single legal matter and decision. Richard ensures each and every client that he will take an active and personal role in every single case brought to the firm so that every client can get the absolute best representation the firm has to offer.

What sets us apart is that we provide clients with the best of both worlds: the skill and experience of a large law firm, with the personalized service of a small firm.


Richard A. Gartner is a currently a member a number of state and national legal associations including the Missouri Bar Association, the St. Charles County Bar Association where he has served as president, the Criminal Bar Association of St. Charles County where he has served as secretary, and is a founding member of the Missouri Republican Attorneys for Civil Justice.

In addition to his distinguished career of practicing law, Richard is also the proud husband of Chris Gartner. Together the two have raised three children and currently reside in the city of St. Charles. In addition to being a family man, Charles has always been an active member within his community. He currently serves as a board member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis and has served as a coach for the St. Charles West High School Mock Trial program, receiving the Journey to Excellence Award from the St. Charles school district.  

Richard prides himself on helping those in need and has always enjoyed fighting for the underdogs of the world. His relentless work ethic is driven by the opportunity to positively impact others and improve the community around him. He ensures every single client that they will be represented with honesty, integrity, and professionalism.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Education

  • BA Political Science & Psychology  - University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977
  • Juris Doctor - Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri 1980
  • Associates Degree Liberal Arts - Florissant Valley Community College, 1974

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member- Missouri Bar Association
  • Member, Former President, Former Vice President - St. Charles County Bar Association
  • Member and Secretary - Criminal Law Bar Association of St. Charles County
  • Member - Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association
  • Member - St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Founding Member, Secretary - Missouri Republican Attorneys for Civil Justice
  • Member - American Association for Justice
  • Member - Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member - Missouri School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys
  • Member - St. Peters Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Former President, Former Board Member - St Charles Pachyderm Club
  • Member - St. Cletus Parish