Amy Collignon Gunn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in St. Louis, MO

The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
 | 800 Market Street, Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 800-701-8729
Fax: 314-241-2029
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Amy Collignon Gunn is an attorney at The Simon Law Firm, P.C., in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Gunn devotes her practice to personal injury, handling many types of personal injury matters involving dangerous drugs, defective products, medical devices and medical negligence. She serves clients in St. Louis, Kansas City and Missouri statewide.

Ms. Gunn received a bachelor’s degree from Transylvania University and earned her law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, graduating cum laude. She is admitted in Missouri and Illinois as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. She has been licensed to practice in 1997.

In addition to her practice, Ms. Gunn regularly lectures to other attorneys on various legal topics. She also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Washington University School of Law and is a member of the executive committee of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Her accomplishments have earned Ms. Gunn a rating of AV Preeminent* by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. She has been featured in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and received numerous awards from organizations, including the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Foundation.

Ms. Gunn is a member of several professional organizations, including the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She has also served in leadership roles with the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - Products (30%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About Amy Gunn

Admitted: 1997, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.simonlawpc.com/meet-our-attorneys/amy-collignon-...

Honors/Awards:

  • John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America®, 2009-2018
  • Women's Justice Rising Star Award, 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 100, Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs in St. Louis, 2018
  • Inaugural Speaker for The Honorable Donald J. Gunn, Sr. Professionalism and Justice Address to the incoming class of Saint Louis University School of Law, 2014
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®,  2008-2017
  • AV Peer Review Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Up and Coming Lawyers, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2007
  • Kentucky Colonel, 2007-Present
  • Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award, MATA 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2017
  • President's Award, BAMSL, 2013
  • Member of the Inns of Court 2011-2013
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Top 100, 2013-2017
  • International Advisory Experts Award: Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in Missouri, 2017
  • Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award , Missouri Bar Foundation, 2007
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, 2007-Present
  • 40 Under 40, St. Louis Business Journal, 2008
  • President's Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2013
  • Commercial Transactions, American Jurisprudence Award, 1996
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Influential Appellate Advocates Award, 2018
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Top 50 Women 2010-2017
  • The American Trial Lawyers Assoc., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers® Top 50 in St. Louis, 2013-2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, Member
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Illinois Bar
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • St. Louis Lawyers Association
  • Women in the Legal Profession Committee
  • American Association for Justice
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Co-Chair Women's Caucus
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Missouri Bar
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Treasurer, 2013-2014
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, President, 2017-2018
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, Former Board Member-At-Large
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, President-Elect, 2016-2017
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • American Bar Foundation
  • Let’s Start, Event Committee Member
  • Our Little Haven, Event Committee Member
  • The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Founding Member, Annual Committee Member and Former Moderator

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Tort Immunity for Public Service Not-For-Profit Corporations, 4 IDC QUARTERLY 6, 1997
  • Guest Speaker at Washington University School of Law Health Law Association Luncheon, March 21, 2007
  • Successful Medical Malpractice Suits, April 27, 2007
  • Since When Is “Too Nice” A Fault?, XLV ST. LOUIS LAWYER 12, 2007
  • How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, June 13, 2007
  • Let’s Thank the Role Models, St. Louis Lawyer, Jan., 2008
  • Litigation Case Management:  Best Practices for Paralegals, October 8, 2007
  • Life is a Spinning Plate, and I Want to Balance It!, WLA Newsletter, Spring, 2008
  • Tips for Handling The Personal Injury Case, December 14, 2007
  • The Rewards of Giving Back, Saint Louis Brief, Spring, 2009
  • Gaining The Best Settlement in Auto Injury Cases, March 26, 2007
  • Medical Device Preemption:  Riegel v. Medtronic, Inc. and Its Aftermath, The Missouri Trial Attorney, Summer, 2009
  • Document Management in the Trenches: How Paralegals Can Get & Stay Organized, January 29, 2009
  • The Value of Medical Bills? The Wait is Over, The Missouri Trial Attorney, Fall, 2009
  • Case Evaluation and Venue, BAMSL Bench, Bar and Professional Development Conference, May 29, 2009
  • Take Control: Proving Doctors are Employees of Hospitals, Webinar, December 9, 2014
  • Legislative & Mass Tort Changes in Missouri, 06/20/2017, The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial Seminar to Benefit the Legal Services of Missouri
  • The Value of Medical Bills, The Simon Law Firm Trial Practice Seminar, June 23, 2009
  • First Chair Society, Guest Speaker, Saint Louis University School of Law, February 23, 2016
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation- Avoiding Preemption Pitfalls, June 26, 2009
  • Expert Witnesses: Using Court Rules to Your Advantage, NBI Video Webcast, October 22, 2015
  • Trial Practice II, Masters Program: Split Decisions- Admissibility of Medical Bill Evidence in Missouri, September 25, 2009
  • Telling Your Client’s Story With Technology—David or Goliath? (Panel Discussion), Missouri Bar Annual Meeting, October 8, 2015
  • Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices:  Supporting Your Case, January 14, 2010
  • Simon Passanante Trial Practice Seminar (moderator), 2005-2011
  • Getting the Most Out of Your Evidence, November 10, 2010
  • Adjunct Professor of Pretrial Litigation at Washington University School of Law, Fall, 2001-Present (recipient of 10 years of service recognition, 2011)
  • Where Does the Buck Stop? Dealing with Medical Bills, June 26, 2011
  • Missouri Association of Defense Lawyers (MODL) Trial Academy, Faculty Member and Presenter, 2013-2015
  • The Mechanics of Illinois Civil Procedure, June 29, 2011
  • Guest Lecturer for Washington University School of Law, Product Liability Class, Spring Semester, 2010, 2012
  • Medical Malpractice From A-Z, December 2, 2011
  • American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, Coach for Saint Louis University School of Law Team, 2009
  • Medical Set-Asides in Personal Injury Litigation, February 24, 2012
  • Successful Medical Malpractice Suits, April 22, 2008
  • How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, June 13, 2008
  • Medical Malpractice from A-Z, NBI, December 7, 2012
  • Tips on Deposing Lay Witnesses, BAMSL-Bench and Bar Conf., June 1, 2012
  • Saint Louis University School of Law Deline Ethics and Professionalism Program for First Year Law Students, April 5, 2013, April 4, 2014
  • Pre-Trial Motions, The Simon Law Firm Annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, June 18, 2013
  • Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff Strategies, NBI, September 25, 2015
  • Applying Medical Knowledge of Injuries to Your Case, NBI, December 9, 2013
  • Keys to Litigating Missouri Bad Faith Cases, March 30, 2004
  • Introduction of Medical Records and Bills into Evidence, The Best Practice Series, April 4, 2014
  • State Civil Litigation in Missouri, May 19, 2004
  • Product Liability 101, St. Louis County Bar Association, May 16, 2014
  • Misconceptions in Medical Malpractice Reform, October 22, 2004
  • Product Liability 101, BAMSL, Bench and Bar Conference, May 29, 2014
  • Ethics in Litigation, December 9, 2004
  • Anatomy of a Product Liability Case, The Simon Law Firm Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, June 17, 2014
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy in Missouri, January 19, 2005
  • Stacked Deck: Dealing (Still) with Billed v. Paid, MATA Conference, June 21, 2014
  • Keys to Litigating Missouri Bad Faith Cases, June 3, 2005
  • How to Avoid $1,000/day Penalties- Statutory Compliance with the Requirements of Liens, MODL/IDC, September 18, 2014
  • Simon Law Firm Trial Practice Seminar (moderator), 2005
  • Searching for an Acceptable Reasonable Doubt Jury Instruction in Light of Victor v. Nebraska, 40 ST. LOUIS U. L.J 145, 1996
  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish, June 29, 2006
  • Structural Work Act Repeal Retroactive?, 4 IDC QUARTERLY 50, 1996
  • Medical-Legal Implications of Placental Pathology, January 29, 2007

Educational Background:

  • B.A. in Political Science from Transylvania University, 1993
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800 Market Street
Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 800-701-8729

Fax: 314-241-2029

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Last Updated: 12/7/2018

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