Richard B. Walsh, Jr. is Chairman of the Litigation Department and practices primarily in the area of complex commercial litigation including intellectual property, antitrust, and securities litigation. He counsels transactional clients concerning associated risks in commercial transactions. Rick's background includes litigating antitrust claims in the health care, bicycle component, aluminum products, agricultural products, professional sports, and fitness equipment industries. He litigates intellectual property matters in many areas including computer systems, mechanical apparatuses and systems, and chemical, electrical, and medical products and processes.

Rick regularly appears in federal district and appellate courts throughout the country, and he is a fellow in the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of the Litigation Counsel of America.

Rick is a member of the Firm’s Management Committee, is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was named "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigiation - Antitrust for 2016 by The Best Lawyers in America®; was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2016; and was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2005 and 2008-2014. Receiving among the highest point totals in the selection process, Rick was named as one of the “Top 50" St. Louis area Super Lawyers® for 2011-2012.

Practice Areas


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 1983)
    • Samuel Breckenridge Award
  • University of Missouri (B.A., cum laude, 1980)
    • Economics and Philosophy
    • Mortar Board
    • University Scholar

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Antitrust
    • Intellectual Property
    • Litigation
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Special counsel to Internal Affairs Division of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • Fellow, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, Southern and Northern Districts of Illinois
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Member, Finance Committee, St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Member, Children’s Health Development Board, St. Louis Children’s Hospital (1998-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, St. Louis Zoo Association (2004-present); Audit Committee
  • Member, Bellerive Country Club

Firm Committees

  • Chairman, Litigation Department 
  • Member, Management Committee