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Susan Bowden Gunst

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Paul, MN

Bowden Cyr PLLC
7825 3rd Street North, Suite 204
St. Paul, MN 55128
Phone: 651-288-2844
Fax: 651-731-5496
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2008, 2010
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

As a compassionate attorney with a sense of empathy for suffering clients and their families, Susan Bowden takes on difficult personal injury cases to ensure victims receive the compensation they deserve. Ms. Bowden 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 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'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 is an active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota Association for Justice. She also served as 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 and the Minnesota Association for Justice.

 

 

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006, 2008, 2010

About Susan Bowden Gunst

First Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

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

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 - 2021, 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
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Office Location for Susan Bowden Gunst

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

Phone: 651-288-2844

Fax: 651-731-5496

Last Updated: 5/27/2022

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