Ralph G. Godsy

Ralph G. Godsy

St. Louis, Missouri

Ralph is currently involved in the defense of medical malpractice claims, railroad FELA and third party negligence suits,  and cases involving trucking industry liability.  An effective litigator, Ralph has had several cases dismissed or significantly limited in scope through pretrial motion practice.  Ralph for several years has been a key member of several successful court room trial teams and has also successfully represented clients in appellate courts. Among the other members of the firm with keen senses of irony and humor, Ralph’s stand out. He uses them as very effective tools in the court room with judges, juries and opposing counsel.


Away from the office Ralph likes to spend time with his family and engages in various pursuits.   He is a karate black belt, a triathlete and a mountain biking enthusiast.  Ralph has taught children’s karate classes at his local YMCA for several years. 


Areas of Practice

  • Litigation and Appeals
  • Trucking Defense
  • Railroad Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctorate
  • Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • The Missouri Bar Association
  • The Illinois State Bar Association