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Richard E. Banks
Attorney at Law

A native of St. Louis, Attorney Richard Banks is a graduate of St. Louis University High School. He is a proud product of two Historically Black Colleges, Howard University in Washington D.C. where he received his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas, where he received his Juris Doctor Degree.

Pictured in Penrose Park in front of his childhood home in north St. Louis, Attorney Banks remains very active in the community, his church and with the many boards and professional organizations in which he is a member.President Obama

Attorney Banks is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. He is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Mound City Bar Association, where he served as Vice-President, the American Bar Association, and the National Bar Association where he served as Regional Director over an eight state area. Additionally, Attorney Banks chaired the Missouri Bar Disciplinary Committee in his area. He has been called upon as a lecturer and guest speaker for various groups across the country.

Currently, Attorney Banks serves on the board of the Urban League of St. Louis, and Chairs its Community Organizations Committee. He is also a member of the Grand Center board of directors as well as the YMCA. He co-chairs the Annual Richard E. Banks Charity Golf Classic and is a founding board member of the Major Broadcasting Cable Network, based in Atlanta and committed to providing quality family programs to millions of households across the nation. Attorney Banks was a founding board member of the Weinman Center for Abused Women and Children and is an active member of St. AlphoCedric the Entertainernsus Catholic Church.

Attorney Banks has been featured in many local and national publications including: St. Louis Magazine "Forty Under Forty Making a Difference in St. Louis," St. Louis American "Profiles in Excellence," Ebony Magazine "Leaders of the Future," and was named a Lifelong member of the National Registry of Who's Who in America.

No stranger to television, Attorney Banks has appeared as a legal consultant for KMOV-TV, KPLR-TV and KSDK-TV, as well as KMOX Radio. Additionally, he served as a guest host on "BET Tonight," a nationally televised talk show on Black Entertainment Television.

The recipient of numerous honors and awards, most recently Attorney Banks has received the St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Center's Trailblazer Award, the Better Family Life Corporate Citizen Award, the Governor's Martin Luther King Outstanding Businessman of the Year, the St. Louis Sentinel Top Minority Entrepreneur and the Young Democrats Community Service Award.

Attorney Richard Banks was featured on the cover of St. Louis' A Magazine with his dynamic siblings, fellow attorney Vincent A. Banks, III and television and public relations guru, Sheila Banks.

Attorney Banks is involved in many philanthropic ventures and is pictured here with Evander Holyfield, Cedric the EnteMarshall Faulkrtainer, Tom Joyner, Dick Gregory, Marshall Faulk, Torre Holt, and Donovan McNab.
 
 
 
 
 
   

 






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Bruce R. Keller

Legal Assistant
Tina WatsonBruce Keller joined the firm in 1992. Bruce brings the unique and valuable experience of having worked as a field adjuster for American Family Insurance for five years prior to joining the team at Banks & Associates. His insight into dealing with the insurance companies the firm faces on a daily basis is invaluable. Bruce is responsible for bringing to the firm the case which resulted in one of its largest settlements to date of over $12.2 million dollars.

Bruce is a native of St. Louis and a graduate of Lindbergh Senior High School. He received his Bachelor Degree in Sociology from Southeast Missouri State University. Bruce is also fluent in Spanish.