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Richard Cornfeld

Richard Cornfeld

The Law Firm of Richard S. Cornfeld
  • Agricultural Law, Business Law, Environmental Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Illinois, Missouri
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Rick Cornfeld spent 31 years with the finest general practice law firm in the Midwest, defending some of the largest and most scientifically complex lawsuits ever brought, including the longest jury trial ever held, Kemner et al. v. Monsanto Co., and the largest lawsuit in dollar terms ever tried, United States v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., et al. His work at that firm earned him selection in The Best Lawyers in America (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants), Missouri Super Lawyers, and Who's Who in America, as well as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating, signifying the highest level of professional excellence according to his peers.

Among other accomplishments, he was noted for his expert “take-downs.” For more detail on how he defeated opposition expert witnesses, click on this link.

In 2012 Rick left to pursue a different kind of litigation. He now represents consumers whose rights have been infringed in ways that until now have unfortunately gone largely unnoticed by our legal system.

Rick graduated with a B.A. with distinction from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review and was selected to the Order of the Coif for graduating in the top 10% of his class.

Outside the practice of law, he is active in the Jewish community. He is past president of United Hebrew Congregation, one of the largest synagogues in the Midwest, and is a member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (“AIPAC”), for which he serves on the National Council and co-chairs (with his wife Marcy) the St. Louis Council.

Practice Areas
Agricultural Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Environmental Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Additional Practice Areas
  • Environmental Litigation
  • General Civil
  • Tobacco
  • Toxic Tort
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 0519391
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The Missouri Bar
ID Number: 31046
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Professional Experience
The Law Firm of Richard S. Cornfeld
- Current
Consumer Protection Attorney representing individuals who sustained losses due to deceptive, unfair and unethical commercial practices. See my website,, for a description of my current cases and investigations.
Thompson Coburn LLP
For more than 30 years, I defended companies in toxic tort, product liability, environmental and other large lawsuits. I represented national corporations in the agribusiness, chemical, railroad and tobacco industries.
Northwestern University School of Law
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University of Michigan
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Best Lawyers 2019
St. Louis Magazine
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Missouri
The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Richard S. Cornfeld of The Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld, in Saint Louis has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Missouri, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their achievements in the field. With his selection, Mr. Cornfeld has proven that he exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a trial lawyer. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization comprised of the nation’s premier trial lawyers. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. The result is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding trial lawyers in the country. Membership into the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers is by invitation only and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. The National Trial Lawyers provides essential legal news, information, and continuing education to trial lawyers across the United States.
Top 25 Class Action
The National Trial Lawyers
Best Lawyers 2014
Best Lawyers
Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in St. Louis, MO
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
The Missouri Bar
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Illinois State Bar  # 0519391
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Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
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Contact & Map
The Law Firm of Richard S. Cornfeld
1010 Market Street
Suite 1645
St. Louis, MO 63101
Toll-Free: (314) 241-5799
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)