Jonathan Ries

Areas of Competence:

Business Litigation, Contracts, Medical Malpractice / Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Liability / Malpractice




Professional Experience:

Jonathan Ries is Senior Counsel, and a founding member of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C. where his practice is concentrated in the areas of health care negligence, product liability and personal injury; particularly catastrophic injury, cases. A graduate of Duke University and Notre Dame Law School, Ries has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in the federal and state courts of Missouri and Illinois, including many major civil jury trials in a wide range of substantive areas including malpractice, products liability, contracts, business torts, franchise law and distributor disputes.

Jonathan has served as trial counsel for leading community and teaching hospitals, physicians, and business interests in the bi-state area and also represents parties in significant business litigation matters. Named as a “Best Lawyer®” in America for more than 10 years in various practice areas including Commercial Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Product Liability Litigation, he has also been listed as a “Super Lawyer®” in Missouri & Kansas consistently since 2008. In addition to his practice, Ries has served as a presenter or key-note speaker, primarily on subjects relating to trial advocacy and malpractice litigation for a wide range of business and professional groups and organizations and is involved in community activities, serving as an officer and board member of various charitable organizations.


Professional Affiliations:

  • Missouri Bar, since 1974
  • Illinois State Bar Association, since 1975
  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis, since 1975
  • Bar Association of Metro St. Louis, since 1975



  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 1974



  • Missouri, 1974
  • Illinois, 1975


St. Louis, MO

Available for Service

6 Alaris Office Locations

ST. LOUIS (Headquarters)

711 North 11th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63101

(800) 280-3376
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Scheduling Manager


3095 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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2511 Broadway Bluffs, Suite 201
Columbia, MO 65201

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1608 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

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2422 East Madrid Street
Springfield, MO 65804

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15 South Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

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