Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Amy Collignon Gunn
The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
800 Market Street, Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101
T:Work 314-241-2929
F: Fax314-241-2029
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1996
Education: Saint Louis University School of Law
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (40%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)


Amy Collignon Gunn focuses her practice exclusively on plaintiff personal injury work including defective products and medical negligence. Over the years, Amy has dedicated her career to representing clients who have been injured or have had loved ones die due to someone or some corporation’s negligence. Amy takes her job as “counselor” seriously and spends time listening to and helping her clients through the very difficult litigation and trial process.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2015

About Amy Gunn

Admitted: 1996, Missouri

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Honors and Awards:

  • President's Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2013
  • Thomas A. Strong Award, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2013
  • Women's Justice Rising Star Award, 2009
  • 40 Under 40, St. Louis Business Journal, 2008
  • Kentucky Colonel, 2008
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2008
  • Up and Coming Lawyers, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2007
  • Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award , Missouri Bar Foundation, 2007
  • John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America since 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis (past Board Member)
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Co-Chair Women's Caucus
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Board of Govenors
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • St. Louis Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President's Distinguished Service Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2013
  • Amy is an intregal part of The Simon Law Firm's annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 2005-Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • How to Avoid $1,000/day Penalties- Statutory Compliance with the Requirements of Liens, MODL/IDC, September 18, 2014
  • Stacked Deck: Dealing (Still) with Billed v. Paid, MATA Conference, June 21, 2014
  • Anatomy of a Product Liability Case, The Simon Law Firm Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, June 17, 2014
  • Product Liability 101, BAMSL, Bench and Bar Conference, May 29, 2014
  • Product Liability 101, St. Louis County Bar Association, May 16, 2014
  • Introduction of Medical Records and Bills into Evidence, The Best Practice Series, April 4, 2014
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Deline Ethics and Professionalism Program for First Year Law Students, April 5, 2013, April 4, 2014
  • Applying Medical Knowledge of Injuries to Your Case, NBI, December 9, 2013
  • Pre-Trial Motions, The Simon Law Firm Annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, June 18, 2013
  • Medical Malpractice from A-Z, NBI, December 7, 2012
  • Tips on Deposing Lay Witnesses, BAMSL-Bench and Bar Conf., June 1, 2012
  • Medical Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation, February 24, 2012
  • Medical Malpractice From A-Z, December 2, 2011
  • The Mechanics of Illinois Civil Procedure, June 29, 2011
  • Where Does the Buck Stop? Dealing with Medical Bills, June 26, 2011
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Evidence, November 10, 2010
  • Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices:  Supporting Your Case, January 14, 2010
  • The Value of Medical Bills? The Wait is Over, The Missouri Trial Attorney, Fall, 2009
  • Medical Device Preemption:  Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc. and Its Aftermath, The Missouri Trial Attorney, Summer, 2009
  • The Rewards of Giving Back, Saint Louis Brief, Spring, 2009
  • Trial Practice II, Masters Program: Split Decisions- Admissibility of Medical Bill Evidence in Missouri, September 25, 2009
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation- Avoiding Preemption Pitfalls, June 26, 2009
  • The Value of Medical Bills, The Simon Law Firm Trial Practice Seminar, June 23, 2009
  • Case Evaluation and Venue, BAMSL Bench, Bar and Professional Development Conference, May 29, 2009
  • Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get & Stay Organized, January 29, 2009
  • Life is a Spinning Plate, and I Want to Balance It!, WLA Newsletter, Spring, 2008
  • Let’s Thank the Role Models, St. Louis Lawyer, Jan., 2008
  • How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, June 13, 2008
  • Successful Medical Malpractice Suits, April 22, 2008
  • Since When Is “Too Nice” A Fault?, XLV ST. LOUIS LAWYER 12, 2007
  • Gaining The Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases, March 26, 2007
  • Tips for Handling The Personal Injury Case, December 14, 2007
  • Litigation Case Management:  Best Practices for Paralegals, October 8, 2007
  • How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, June 13, 2007
  • Successful Medical Malpractice Suits, April 27, 2007
  • Guest Speaker at Washington University School of Law Health Law Association Luncheon, March 21, 2007
  • Medical-Legal Implications of Placental Pathology, January 29, 2007
  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish, June 29, 2006
  • Simon Law Firm Trial Practice Seminar (moderator), 2005
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy in Missouri, January 19, 2005
  • Keys to Litigating Missouri Bad Faith Cases, June 3, 2005
  • Ethics in Litigation, December 9, 2004
  • Misconceptions in Medical Malpractice Reform, October 22, 2004
  • State Civil Litigation in Missouri, May 19, 2004
  • Keys to Litigating Missouri Bad Faith Cases, March 30, 2004
  • Tort Immunity for Public Service Not-For-Profit Corporations, 4 IDC QUARTERLY 6, 1997
  • Structural Work Act Repeal Retroactive?, 4 IDC QUARTERLY 50, 1996
  • Searching for an Acceptable Reasonable Doubt Jury Instruction in Light of Victor v. Nebraska, 40 ST. LOUIS U. L.J 145, 1996

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in Political Science from Transylvania University, 1993
Last Updated: 10/15/2015
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