Joan M. Lockwood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC
 | 701 Market Street, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314-241-5620
Fax: 314-241-4140
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
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.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

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    Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020

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    About Joan Lockwood

    Admitted: 1993, Missouri

    Professional Webpage: https://www.grgpc.com/attorneys/joan-m-lockwood/

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2018 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Litigation Practitioner Award
    • Best Lawyers® 2018 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 - Present
    • Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2003
    • Cum Laude, Saint Louis University School of Law, 1993
    • Best Lawyers in America St. Louis Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year, 2016
    • "Top 50 Female Attorney" (in Missouri and Kansas)
    • The Best Lawyers in St. Louis, St. Louis Magazine, 2009 - Present
    • Fellow, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Foundation
    • Order of the Woolsack, Saint Louis University School of Law, 1993
    • AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
    • John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2003
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Appellate Advocacy Award, 2012 - Present
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Appellate Advocacy Award, 2012

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

    Educational Background:

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

    701 Market Street
    Suite 800
    St. Louis, MO 63101

    Phone: 314-241-5620

    Fax: 314-241-4140

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    Last Updated: 7/1/2020

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