Joan M. Lockwood

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC
 | 701 Market Street, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-669-7125
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Joan M. Lockwood is a principal with Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, in St. Louis, Missouri. She represents those who have suffered catastrophic damages in matters such as personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, product liability claims, and complex business and commercial disputes.

After receiving her bachelor's degree with honors from Boston College, Ms. Lockwood earned her J.D. with honors from the Saint Louis University School of Law, where she was a staff member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal. Admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois, Ms. Lockwood is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits.

A member of the board of governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Ms. Lockwood is an active member of this Association and is a co-Editor of Trial Magazine, its quarterly publictation.  Ms. Lockwood serves on the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions. She currently serves as the Reporter to the MAI Committee.  In addition, she belongs to the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Lawyers Association of St. Louis and the St. Louis County Bar Association. Ms. Lockwood frequently speaks on topics related to her practice area at professional seminars.

In 2008, Ms. Lockwood was the recipient of the “Rising Star Award” presented by the St. Louis Daily Record as part of its Women’s Justice Awards program. The award recognizes those women lawyers who have already made a difference in the justice system and the profession and who appear on a path toward even greater accomplishments.

In 2003, Ms. Lockwood was honored by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis with the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, given annually to a young lawyer who most exhibits high professional standards and a commitment to community service. Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Ms. Lockwood has also been named to the Best Lawyers in St. Louis by St. Louis Magazine and holds an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

 
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About Joan Lockwood

Admitted: 1993, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.grgpc.com/Attorneys/Joan-M-Lockwood.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers in America St. Louis Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Appellate Advocacy Award, 2012
  • Order of the Woolsack, Saint Louis University School of Law, 1993
  • Cum Laude, Saint Louis University School of Law, 1993
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Appellate Advocacy Award, 2012 - Present
  • Fellow, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Foundation
  • Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2003
  • John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2003
  • The Best Lawyers in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, 2009 - Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - Present
  • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • "Top 50 Female Attorney" (in Missouri and Kansas)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • The Illinois Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Board of Governors, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1994
  • Missouri, 1993
  • Illinois, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Civil Jury Instructions (MAI), Reporter, Missouri Supreme Court Committee

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Frequent Lecturer, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Frequent Lecturer, The Missouri Bar
  • Semi-annual Appellate Case Note, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Co-author, "Demonstrative Evidence in the Medical Negligence Case: Using Certified Medical Illustrators and Computer Animators," The Missouri Trial Attorney, Spring, 2002
  • Co-Author, "The Medicaid Lien: How to Solve some of the Problems These Liens Present", The Missouri Trial Attorney, Winter, 2000
  • "Arizona v. Fulminante: Paving the Way for the Harmless Coerced Confession", St. Louis University Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, 1992
  • Co-Author, Damages, "Wrongful Death", Missouri Bar CLE, Ch. 11, Supplement, 1994
  • Law Journal: Staff Member/Editor, Health Law Edition, Saint Louis University Law Journal, Saint Louis University School of Law, 1993

Educational Background:

  • Boston College, B.S. in Finance and Human Resource Management, Cum Laude, 1990
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Office Location for Joan M. Lockwood

701 Market Street
Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 314-669-7125

 

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Last Updated: 4/11/2018

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