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Richard B. Blanke - St Louis, MO

906 Olive StreetSuite 300 St Louis, MO 63101- 1426

Updated: 09/07/2021

St Louis Business Litigation Lawyer


Areas of Practice
Rick is first and foremost a civil litigator with over 35 years of experience, but his legal skills and accomplishments confirm a broader and deeper range of experience:

Business Litigation: Rick represents corporate entities, partners and partnerships, and individual clients in a wide range of business litigation matters such as contract disputes, corporate and partnership dissolutions, misappropriation and fraud cases, tortious interference, defamation, accounting disputes, n...


Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Maryville University in St. Louis: teaching Civil Litigation and Torts to legal studies majors and paralegals for over 12 years.
  • Through the auspices of the National Business Institute, has taught legal seminars to other lawyers on the subjects of auto injuries, premises liability, and wrongful death.
  • Rick is a 4th degree black belt in the martial art of Ki Aikido, and has taught a bar sponsored course to litigators on how mindful awareness and focused concentration can transform the experience of courtroom conflict to the 'blending' that is the essence of aikido.

Past Positions

  • Blanke & Associates Law Firm, Partner, 1980 - 1990


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 1980
    Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1977
    Honors: cum laude
    Major: History
    Major: Political Science


Published Works

  • Petition for Legal Separation: Alive & Kicking, Journal of the Missouri Bar, Vol. 46, No. 4, 1990
  • Another Venue Dilemna: Common Liability or Joinder, Journal of the Missouri Bar, Vol. 52, No. 5, 1996

Office Information


906 Olive StreetSuite 300 St Louis, MO 63101- 1426


  • 314-621-2697



  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell, 2000-Present
  • Listed in Who's Who of American Law, 1985-Present

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