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Civil defense litigator

Richard Winders

Senior Attorney in Springfield

Richard Winders, a Senior Attorney in Springfield, Missouri, has a practice focused on civil claims defense, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage matters, with a proven track record in state and federal litigation, including appellate practice.

Previously, Richard served as associate general counsel for a large electric cooperative, managing diverse legal matters, including contract negotiations, legal advice, and collaboration with top-level executives and board members. His experience spanned areas such as information technology, human resources, labor relations, corporate law, real estate, and risk management. Richard maintained productive interactions with state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, he oversaw the company's litigation portfolio, coordinating outside counsel services in environmental law, regulatory compliance, employment practices, and toxic tort defense.

Having honed his skills as associate general counsel and in various other litigation roles, Richard brings valuable insights and a comprehensive legal background to his current position, enhancing his ability to defend civil and commercial litigation, and handle insurance coverage matters with precision and efficiency.


  • Missouri
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri


  • Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A., 1999

Memberships & Activities

  • Missouri Bar Association
    • Civil Practice & Procedure Committee
    • Insurance Law Committee
    • Tort & Transportation Law Committee
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers