Washington University School of Law,
Order of the Coif
Washington University in St. Louis,
US Supreme Ct
Illinois USDC, Southern District
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
US Ct Appeals, 8th Circuit (Covers AR, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Bar Association
American Journal on Science and Health
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Defense Research Institute
Chairman, Recreational Boat Subcommittee, Admiralty Law Group, DRI
Illinois State Bar Association
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
New York Academy of Sciences
The Maritime Law Association
Practicing Law Institute
The Missouri Bar
United States Supreme Court Bar
Admiralty Law Institute Speaker
Amada Company, Ltd.
Captive Planners, Inc.
Honda North America, Inc.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Kawasaki Motor Corp. USA
Miller Elevator Service Co.
Sally Beauty Supply
Listed in "The Best Lawyers in America®", 2009-Present
Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
Listed in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" 2005, 2007-Present
The Legal 500, Litigation-Product Liability
Admitted Pro Hac Vice
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
Trial Practice, Washington University School of Law, 1979-1981
Richard Mueller's litigation practice includes a wide range of matters, with emphasis in product liability, commercial litigation and maritime matters.
Rick has extensive trial experience in both commercial and product liability litigation, including two of the three longest-running antitrust trials in Missouri. He has tried real estate fraud cases, patent cases, commercial contract disputes and a wide variety of product liability cases. He is National Coordinating Counsel for Kawasaki Motors Corp. He has represented clients from New Jersey to California, Florida to Alaska and also successfully represented a client in a trial in Guam. Rick has cross examined experts in a variety of fields including engineering, epidemiology, human factors, warnings, naval architecture, validation, computer simulations, management policies, a variety of fields of medicine, aerodynamics, patent law, to name a few.
“Ruggiero v. Yamaha ruling cited, ‘Recent Expert Reliability Rulings”
New York Law Journal October 2019
Inside the Minds, "Leading Product Liability Lawyers";
Aspatore Books, 2003
"Defense of Marine Products Litigation";
Defense Research Institute Monograph, June 1990
"The Use of Standardized Materials";
Practicing Law Institute, 1988
"Protecting Experts Consulting Teams From Discovery";
For The Defense, 1987
"Subsequent Remedial Measures";
A Products Liability Commentary and Cases, 1987
"The Investigation and Use of Experts";
Product Liability of Manufacturers, Practicing Law Institute, 1979
"Defending the Products Liability, Prevention and Defense of Manufacturers’ Products Liability";
Practicing Law Institute, 1978
"A Dilemma for the Legal and Medical Profession: Euthanasia and the Defective Newborn";
22 Saint Louis University Law Journal 501, 1978
"The Defense of a Products Liability Lawsuit, Products Liability Manufacturers";
Practicing Law Institute, 1977
"Case Update: Products Liability";
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, 1995
"Coordinating Products Liability Litigation";
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1990
"Effective Coordination of Multiple Products Liability Litigation";
Practicing Law Institute, 1988
The Missouri Bar, 1987
The Missouri Bar, 1986
"Defending the Lawsuit: Products Liability of Manufacturers";
Practicing Law Institute, St. Louis, 1981
"Missouri Practice and Update on Law";
Special Problems in Products Liability Litigation, Practicing Law Institute, St. Louis, 1978
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