Joseph Ryan Riegerix

Joseph Ryan Riegerix is a skilled litigator with experience in a broad range of practice areas and settings, a distinguished scholar with degrees from prestigious universities, and above all a passionate advocate dedicated to obtaining justice for his clients. Joe is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Missouri, and Illinois. His aptitude and accomplishments as a lawyer are acknowledged in the honors and awards he’s received:

* Super Lawyers Rising Star (2018 – Missouri & Kansas; 2020 – Colorado)

* The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (2019; 2020)

* Premier Lawyers of America: Top 40 Under 40 (2019)

* America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys (2019)

Joe forged his passion for justice through years representing clients from individual consumers, farmers, and cancer patients to Fortune 100 businesses and corporate executives. He possesses broad experience in practice areas including personal injury, products liability, premises liability, mass torts, insurance bad faith, toxic torts, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, lemon law, and employment law, among others. He is particularly proud of the opportunities he’s had to litigate on behalf of victims of sexual assault against both the perpetrators and the institutions which enable and protect them.

Prior to joining The Law Offices of John D. Halepaska, he practiced for a large firm based in Chicago, Illinois where he focused on defense of toxic tort litigation and a boutique firm in St. Louis, Missouri where he represented companies and executives in business, commercial and employment litigation. After many years defending companies against claims of wrongdoing in Missouri and Illinois, Joe felt his practice lacked purpose. He moved to Denver, Colorado and joined the plaintiff’s bar with renewed vigor and determination to help individuals harmed by those who put profits over people. He joined a small yet nationally renowned firm where he pursued mass torts against pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and agricultural companies. His passion for fighting on behalf of the “small guy” against the “big guy” grew exponentially as he represented thousands of persons who developed cancer following use of Roundup weed killer in litigation against Monsanto.

Joe grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated high school with honors and obtained an academic scholarship to Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy. Joe earned his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina—also on an academic scholarship. He also spent a semester as an intern in Washington, D.C. and studied abroad in Florence, Italy, Shanghai, China and Nice, France.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Mass Torts
  • Toxic Torts
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Products Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Whiplash
  • Airbag Injury
  • Oilfield Personal Injury
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Lemon Law
  • Civil Litigation


  • Law School:
    • Wake Forest University School of Law, 2013, Juris Doctor
  • University:
    • Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
    • Pepperdine University, 2010, B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude

Professional Memberships

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • The National Trial Lawyers

Court Admissions

  • Missouri (2013)
  • Illinois (2014)
  • Colorado (2019)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (2016)
  • United States District Court, District Of Colorado (2020)

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Reviews & Ratings

  • 5.0/5.0

    I've been with this attorney for quite a few years he is the most responsible hard-working honest attorney I have ever met he has won a big money lawsuit for me over a car accident on top of that he has won 2 custody battles for me he is ea...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    From his hard work to his passion for his clients, I believe Joe is a valuable attorney for any team.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    John was opposing counsel in a case in which I represented a women who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. He was indefatigable and thorough in the defense of his client and always professional. I was impressed by John’s attention to...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Joe is a smart attorney with extensive experience in tort law and personal injury. Additionally, he is empathetic to the needs of the clients, as he actually knows how to listen to the client as well.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    Joseph was extremely helpful during a very difficult process. I am so grateful to have had Joseph on our side. I was very impressed by his wide range of knowledge, professionalism as well as his kind and friendly manner.

    — Client