• St. Louis University School of Law, JD 1966
  • St. Louis University, BS 1963
  • Boston University Graduate Studies Program in Journalism, 1967


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Gerald R. Ortbals

Mediation Training and Credentials

  • USA&M Mediation Training and Advanced Mediation Training, 2005, 2006 and 2011
  • USA&M Panelist on Recognizing and Resolving the Business Dispute
  • International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Panelist, 2007-2009
  • Advanced Mediation Training for Court Certified ADR Neutrals, U.S. District Court, EDMO, 2011, 2014
  • Mediation CLE 2008-2012


Mr. Ortbals is Of Counsel to Bryan Cave LLP. He has extensive experience in all types of civil litigation, including real estate, land use, libel, slander and commercial torts, including unfair competition and interference with contract. Mr. Ortbals has served as a mediator in numerous disputes covering a wide range of contested issues. He is a frequent guest speaker at seminars and has authored several articles on the law. He has been designated by his peers as a Best Lawyer in America and in St. Louis and a Super Lawyer in the Corporate Counsel Edition.

Public Service and Awards

  • President, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (1990-1991)
  • President, Lawyers Association of St. Louis (1986-1987)
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Volunteer Service Lawyer Award
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Award
  • St. Louis University Law School Leadership Award
  • United Way Volunteer Award
  • Foundation Award of the St. Louis Bar Association
  • R. Walston Chub Award
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Award of Honor, The Lawyers Association of St Louis
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