Amy Collignon Gunn

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 state and federal courts 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 over the years by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® in the area of Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Top 100 in Missouri and Kansas, Top 50 in St. Louis and Top 50 Women. 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 and in 2013 Amy she won the Thomas G. Strong Trial Attorney Award.

Amy has taught Pre-Trial Litigation at Washington University School of Law each fall semester since 2001 and lectures at legal seminars at least three times a year, concentrating on ethics and best trial practices. Each year, Amy helps organize the Simon Law Firm’s annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, which to date has raised over $168,000.   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 Missouri, Illinois, the Eastern District of Missouri federal court, the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois federal courts, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Federal Claims.  She is a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations, including being a former member of the Board of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis and co-chair of the Women’s Caucus of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys where she also sits on the Board of Governors.  Amy currently serves as Treasurer of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, where she is on the executive committee and Board of Governors.  Amy has also served as a mediator.