Alicia Ragsdale’s litigation practice includes general business and complex class and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on disputes involving qualified retirement plans and financial institutions. Ms. Ragsdale has experience representing clients in a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, ERISA fiduciary class actions, and consumer fraud litigation both locally and nationally.
Ms. Ragsdale has defended financial institutions in a variety of cases, including matters alleging violations of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as well as state unfair and deceptive acts or practices (UDAP) statutes and other consumer lending statutes and regulations, such as those promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ragsdale worked as a research assistant to the Hon. Michael A. Wolff, former Missouri Supreme Court Judge and current Dean of Saint Louis University School of Law. Ms. Ragsdale compiled research for Judge Wolff’s Saint Louis University Law Journal article, Is There Life After Concepcion? State Courts, State Law and the Mandate of Arbitration, 56 St. Louis U. L.J. 1269 (2012) and his Saint Louis University Public Law Review article, Incorporating Collateral Consequences into Sentencing Guidelines and Recommendations Post-Padilla, 31 St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 183 (2011). Ms. Ragsdale also worked in the Saint Louis University School of Law Legal Clinic and served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Program.