Susan Bowden Gunst

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota

Bowden Cyr PLLC
Susan Bowden Gunst
Bowden Cyr PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1998

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2008, 2010

Bowden Cyr PLLC

7825 3rd Street North
Suite 204
St. Paul, MN 55128 Visit website

Details

As a compassionate attorney with a sense of empathy for suffering clients and their families, Susan Bowden Gunst takes on difficult personal injury cases to ensure victims receive the compensation they deserve. Ms. Bowden Gunst is part of the caring team at Bowden Cyr PLLC and helps clients by focusing on personal injury issues involving car crashes, animal attacks, wrongful death, medical malpractice and no-fault/underinsured/uninsured motorist claims.  Whether mediating a case outside the courtroom or litigating before a judge or jury, Ms. Bowden Gunst is committed to making sure parties are held accountable for the actions that led to the suffering of others.

An impressive education formed the cornerstone of Ms. Bowden Gunst's career. After graduating cum laude from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 1995, she received her Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, graduating cum laude in 1998. She is admitted to practice law in the state of Minnesota and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Ms. Bowden Gunst is an active member of the community and Minnesota Association for Justice. She is currently the chair of the board to Renew Hope, an organization that helps survivors of sex-trafficking. She is also the past president of Legal Assistance of Washington County. Her experience has given her various opportunities to share her skills with others in her field. She has lectured on personal injury issues for the Minnesota Chiropractic Association, the Minnesota Association for Justice, and the National Business Institute.

 

 

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.bowdencyr.com/ramsey-county-attorneys/susan-bowd...

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Current Chair of the board of directors for Renew Hope, a Minnesota non-profit helping survivors of sex trafficking.
Honors/Awards:
  • Named Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law and Politics: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, Super Lawyer
  • Named a "Rising Star" in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010 by Super Lawyers (only 2.5% of all attorneys practicing less than 10 years or under 40 years of age receive this honor), Super Lawyer
  • Named to the top 50 Women in Minnesota Super Lawyers List , Super Lawyer
  • Named to a Minnesota Super Lawyers list 12 times in her career (no more than 5% of attorneys are selected annually), Super Lawyer
  • Selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014 - 2023, Super Lawyers
  • Cum Laude, William Mitchell College of Law
Educational Background:
  • Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota, B.S.in Marketing, Cum Laude, 1995
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1999
  • Legal Assistance of Washington County, Past Board Member/Past President
  • Business Networking International-Partners in Networking
  • Minnesota, 1998
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association for Justice f/k/a Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Legal Assistance to Washington County Board- Former President
Representative Clients:
  • Clark v. Peterson, 741 N.W.2d 136, Minn.App. 2007
  • Bieloh v. First Nat'l. Ins. Services, 2006 WL 2129763, Minn.App., August 01, 2006, NO. A05-1749
  • Brett v. Watts, 2001 WL 267486, Minn.App., March 20, 2001, NO. CX-00-1791
  • Economy Premier Assurance Company v. Hansen, A11-183,, Minn. App. Aug. 15, 2011
  • Brett v. Watts, 601 N.W.2d 199, Minn.App.1999
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "The Use of a 'Memorandum of Understanding' in a Multi-Party Claim," MTLA, Spring 2004
  • Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals, NBI, Inc., 01/18/2017
  • National Business Institute, Auto Injury Claims From Start to Finish for Paralegals, Guest Speaker, NBI, Inc., December 2018
  • National Business Institute, Auto Injury Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals, Guest Speaker, NBI, Inc., May 2019
  • National Business Institute, Auto Injury Claims for Paralegals, Guest Speaker, NBI, Inc., September 2019
  • National Business Institute, 30 Mistakes to Avoid When Negotiating Insurance Claims, Guest Speaker, NBI, Inc., December 2019
  • No-Fault seminar (Presentation of the Case at Arbitration), Minnesota Association for Justice, - 2008
  • Discovery of Client Media, Minnesota Association for Justice, - 2010
  • Discovery of Client Media, Guest Speaker, Minnesota Association for Justice, Winter Convention - February 2010
  • Future Medical Expenses, Speaker, Minnesota Association for Justice, Summer Convention - 2013
  • Auto Injury Claims from Start to Finish for Paralegals, NBI, Inc., January 18, 2017
  • Auto Injury Litigation Boot Camp for Paralegals, NBI, Inc., July 20, 2016
  • Future Medical Expenses, Guest Speaker, Minnesota Association for Justice, November 2013
  • No-Fault seminar (Presentation of the Case at Arbitration), Guest Speaker, Minnesota Association for Justice - October 2008
  • Dram Shop Seminar (Challenging the Liability Limits), Minnesota Association for Justice, - 2007
  • Dram Shop Seminar (Challenging the Liability Limits), Guest Speaker, Minnesota Association for Justice - 2007
  • Dram Shop update, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, - 2006
  • No-Fault Arbitrations, Minnesota Chiropractic Association, 2000 - 2006
  • Dram Shop update, Guest Speaker, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention - August 2006
  • No-Fault Arbitrations, Guest Speaker, Minnesota Chiropractic Association - 2000-2006
  • Trial Conduct, Guest Speaker, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association - 2005
  • Trial Conduct, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Post-trial set offs, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Post-trial set offs, Guest Speaker, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
Industry Groups:
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck & Motorcycle Accidents / Dog Attacks / Slip & Fall Accidents / Wrongful Death

Office location for Susan Bowden Gunst

7825 3rd Street North
Suite 204
St. Paul, MN 55128

Phone: 651-288-2844

Selections

11 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2008, 2010

Top Lists

Top 50: Women Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2016

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