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The POWER List: William Ray Price Jr.

Armstrong Teasdale, St. Louis 

William Ray Price Jr.William Ray Price Jr. knows the Missouri Supreme Court from both sides of the bench. Today, it serves his clients well. 

He served on the Missouri Supreme Court for 20 years after then-Gov. John Ashcroft appointed him in 1991. Price served as chief justice twice. 

Since 2001, Price has chaired the Missouri Drug Court Commission. He also chairs the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners. 

In 2012, Price joined Armstrong Teasdale in St. Louis as a partner. Two years ago, he won a Missouri Supreme Court ruling in favor of his client C.R. Bard in a long-running product liability suit.  

In its decision, the court declined to grant a new trial for a woman who claimed she was injured by devices made by two pelvic-mesh manufacturers, including Bard. A major clarification in the ruling decided that a state law allowing the impeachment of witnesses for past criminal convictions does not extend to corporations. 

Price earned his law degree from Washington and Lee University in 1978. 

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