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Katherine M. Ricks has experience in all aspects of litigation and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, and workplace safety (OSHA). Katie collaborates with clients to establish sound practices to prevent labor and employment law claims.

Legal Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law – Juris Doctor (magna cum laude)

Undergraduate Education

  • University of Puget Sound – Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Affiliations and Honors

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Professionalism Committee Chair; Communications Committee Chair of the Young Lawyers Division)
  • John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award honoree (2021)
  • SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • Judge Robert C. Dowd, Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award: First Place


  • Recent Case Zeroes in on Differences Between MO, Federal Disability Laws (Missouri Employment Law Letter, September 2019).
  • Employee granted workers’ comp after accident caused by routine task (Missouri Employment Law Letter, May 2018).
  • Employees’ ‘acknowledgment’ of arbitration clause lacked mutuality (Missouri Employment Law Letter, November 2017).

Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, CASA of St. Louis
  • Founder and Chair, CASA of St. Louis Young Professionals Board