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Amy Collignon Gunn

Amy Collignon Gunn

  • Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • Illinois, Missouri
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Summary

Amy has dedicated her legal career to advocating for clients and their families after their lives have been devastated by the careless and/or reckless conduct of a doctor, hospital or corporation. Whether you have been injured due to a doctor’s or hospital’s medical negligence or a corporation’s decision to sell a defective product, Amy has the expertise and insight to help. She takes her job as “counselor” very seriously, taking time to listen to each of her client’s cases. Amy guides individuals through complex litigation and legal proceedings, leading them to a resolution of the case and enabling them to return to their lives, ready to move forward.

Amy is a member of numerous state and national professional associations and organizations and has served as an adjunct professor of law at the Washington University School of Law since 2001 and is regularly asked to give presentations to her fellow attorneys on legal and ethical topics. She has received the highest ethical and professional rating of AV Preeminent® from Martindale-Hubbell® and is on the executive committee of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys where she works hard to ensure that our civil justice system provides equal access to injured individuals.

Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Missouri
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8th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Partner
Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank & True
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Education
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
Honors: cum laude
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Transylvania University
B.S. (1993) | Political Science
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Awards
Influential Appellate Advocates Award
Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Lawyer of the Year - Medical Palpractice Law - Plaintiffs in St. Louis
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America®
Best Lawyers
Listed 2009-2018
Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in Missouri
International Advisory Experts
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
Listed 2008-2017
Top 50 in St. Louis
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
Listed 2013-2017
Top 100
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
Listed 2013-2017
Top 50 Women
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®
Listed 2010-2017
Lawyer of the Year - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs in St. Louis
Best Lawyers
Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award
MATA
President's Award
BAMSL
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The American Trial Lawyers Association
Women’s Justice Rising Star Award
Missouri Lawyers Media
40 Under 40
St. Louis Business Journal
Kentucky Colonel
Kentucky Colonel
2007-present
Fellow
American Bar Foundation
2007-present
John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award
BAMSL
American Jurisprudence Award - Commercial Transactions
American Jurisprudence
Professional Associations
American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Foundation
Member
Current
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Women’s Caucus
Co-Chair and Board of Governors
Current
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Illinois Bar Association
Member
Current
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Missouri Bar Association
Member
Current
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Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
Member
Current
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Women in the Legal Profession Committee
Member
Current
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The Missouri Bar # 45016
Member
Current
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Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee
Member
- Current
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Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis
President
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Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Treasurer
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Inns of Court
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Parade of Horribles
Best Lawyers
The Rewards of Giving Back
Saint Louis Brief
The Value of Medical Bills? The Wait is Over
The Missouri Trial Attorney
Let’s Thank the Role Models
St. Louis Lawyer
Medical Device Preemption: Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc. and Its Aftermath
The Missouri Trial Attorney
Life is a Spinning Plate, and I Want to Balance It!
WLA Newsletter
Since When Is “Too Nice” A Fault?
St. Louis Lawyer
Tort Immunity for Public Service Not-For-Profit Corporations
IDC Quarterly
Searching for an Acceptable Reasonable Doubt Jury Instruction in Light of Victor v. Nebraska
Saint Louis University Law Journal
Structural Work Act Repeal Retroactive?
IDC Quarterly
Speaking Engagements
Keys to Litigating Missouri Bad Faith Cases
State Civil Litigation in Missouri
Misconceptions in Medical Malpractice Reform
Ethics in Litigation
Advanced Trial Advocacy in Missouri
Keys to Litigating Missouri Bad Faith Cases
Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish
Guest Speaker, Health Law Association Luncheon, Washington University School of Law
Medical-Legal Implications of Placental Pathology
Successful Medical Malpractice Suits
How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases
Litigation Case Management: Best Practices for Paralegals
Tips for Handling The Personal Injury Case
Gaining The Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases
Successful Medical Malpractice Suits
How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases
Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get & Stay Organized
Case Evaluation and Venue, BAMSL Bench, Bar and Professional Development Conference
The Value of Medical Bills, The Simon Law Firm Trial Practice Seminar
Pharmaceutical Litigation- Avoiding Preemption Pitfalls
Trial Practice II, Masters Program: Split Decisions- Admissibility of Medical Bill Evidence in Missouri
Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case
Getting the Most Out of Your Evidence
Where Does the Buck Stop? Dealing with Medical Bills
The Mechanics of Illinois Civil Procedure
Medical Malpractice From A-Z
Medicare Set Asides in Personal Injury Litigation
Tips on Deposing Lay Witnesses, BAMSL-Bench and Bar Conf.
Medical Malpractice from A-Z
Deline Ethics and Professionalism Program for First Year Law Students
Pre-Trial Motions, The Simon Law Firm Annual Trial Practice Seminar
Applying Medical Knowledge of Injuries to Your Case
Introduction of Medical Records and Bills into Evidence, The Best Practice Series
Product Liability 101, St. Louis County Bar Association
Product Liability 101, BAMSL, Bench and Bar Conference
Anatomy of a Product Liability Case, The Simon Law Firm Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Stacked Deck: Dealing (Still) with Billed v. Paid, MATA Conference
How to Avoid $1,000/day Penalties- Statutory Compliance with the Requirements of Liens, MODL/IDC
Take Control: Proving Doctors are Employees of Hospitals, Webinar
Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies, NBI
Telling Your Client’s Story With Technology—David or Goliath? (Panel Discussion), Missouri Bar Annual Meeting
Expert Witnesses: Using Court Rules to Your Advantage, NBI Video Webcast
Guest Speaker, First Chair Society, Guest Speaker, Saint Louis University School of Law
Legislative & Mass Tort Changes in Missouri, The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial Seminar to Benefit the Legal Services of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
800 Market Street
Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101
USA
Telephone: (314) 241-2929