Stephen G. Reuter



Stephen G. Reuter concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice defense and health law. As an experienced trial attorney, he has successfully defended hospitals, physicians and other health care providers. He was the only attorney to have tried three cases listed among the 20 largest defense verdicts in Missouri for 2004.

Mr. Reuter counsels and advises health care providers on a wide variety of issues. He has represented physicians, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals at hearings before state licensing boards. He is also a frequent lecturer to health care and legal audiences on topics ranging from JCAHO guidelines to trial strategy.

Steve has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants each year since 2018. He has also been selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers each year since 2005 in the field of Personal Injury Medical Malpractice – Defense. He earned his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law.


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Peer Review Rating
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-Present
  • Best Lawyers in America – Medical Malpractice – Defendants, 2018

Published Works

  • “Litigation and the Group Medical Practice”, presented to the Medical Group Management Association, February, 2008
  • “Living Wills and Effecting Appropriate Therapeutic Support Levels”, presented to Des Peres Hospital Nurse Managers and Residents, St. Louis, Missouri, 2006
  • “JCAHO – Sentinel Event Policy”, presented to St. Louis Area Risk Managers, St. Louis, June, 1998
  • “Hearings Before the Board of Nurse Examiners”, Presented to Tarrant County Nurses Association, Fort Worth TX, May, 1991
  • “The Medicare Lien in Medical Malpractice Litigation,” presented to the Washington University/BJC Healthsystem Defense Counsel Seminar, St. Louis, MO
  • “Documenting and Effecting Patient Self-Determination,” presented to DFW Medical Center Administration and Grand Prairie Area Nursing Home Administrators

Classes & Seminars

  • “The Medicare Lien in Medical Malpractice Litigation”, presented to the Washington University/BJC Healthsystem Defense Counsel Seminar, St. Louis, 2003

Representative Clients

  • Saint Louis University
  • Tenet HealthSystem

Representative Cases

  • Smith v. Tenet HealthSystem SL, Inc., 436 F.3d 879 (8th Cir. 2006)
  • Foster v. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, et al., 44 S.W.3d 432 (Mo. App. E.D. 2001)

My Team

Administrative Assistant:
Lori Carter

A. Nikki Mohrmann

Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1987
  • Supreme Court of Missouri, 1996
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1988


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. – 1987
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1982

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation and Health Law Sections, Member
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Employment History

  • Lashly & Baer, P.C., Member, 2005
  • Moser and Marsalek, P.C., Principal, 1998 to 2005
  • Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., Partner, 1993 to 1996
  • Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, L.L.P., Associate, 1987 to 1992

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