Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) August 15, 2016
The Simon Law Firm, P.C. attorney Amy Collignon Gunn was recently selected as 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs in the St. Louis area.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
In addition to the Lawyer of the Year award, Amy Collignon Gunn was also listed in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:
Medical Malpractice Law Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
About Amy Collignon Gunn
Amy graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1996 where she served as managing editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal. Amy joined The Simon Law Firm, P.C. in 2002, after practicing for six years as a defense attorney in the areas of general negligence and products liability. This experience provides Amy a unique perspective, which helps her understand how better to represent her current clients, those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness.
For the second part of her career, Amy has concentrated her practice on prosecuting lawsuits against individuals and companies responsible for defective products, medical malpractice and other negligent acts. She has tried cases in numerous states and through her dedication and the help of a tremendous staff, she has obtained for her clients millions of dollars in compensation.
Amy has been recognized for her commitment to her clients and the legal community through receipt of the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award in 2006, named an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by the Missouri Lawyers Media in 2007. Amy was the recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award in 2007. She was also presented with the 40 Under 40 Award by the St. Louis Business Journal in 2008, and received the Women’s Justice Rising Star Award in 2009. Amy has been listed by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers since 2008 in the area of Products Liability and Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in 2010. Best Lawyers in America has listed Amy in the Personal Injury Litigation practice area since 2009. In 2011 Amy was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers by The National Lawyers Association. In 2013 Amy was presented with the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award. Amy was invited to fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America in 2014.
Amy has taught Pre-Trial Litigation at Washington University School of Law since 2001 and lectures at legal seminars at least three times a year, concentrating on ethics and best trial practices. Each year, Amy organizes The Simon Law Firm’s annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, which to date has raised over $223,110. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Amy with an AV® rating and she has been nominated and accepted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Amy is also proud to have been recognized as a Kentucky Colonel by her home state.
Amy is licensed to practice law in numerous states and is a member of local, state and national bar associations. Amy is a co-chair of the Women’s Caucus of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys where she also sits on the Board of Governors. She is a former member-at-large of the Board of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis and also served as former Treasurer of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Board of Governors.