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Gretchen Myers

Education

J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, 1984
Law Review: Missouri Law Review, Staff, 1982 - 1984

B.A., University of Missouri, 1981
Honors: With Honors
Major: Economics
Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1984
Illinois, 1985
California, 1985
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 1985
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989

Published Works

  • A Separate Cause of Action for Contribution Among Joint Tortfeasors, 49 Mo. L. Rev 135, 1983
  • UIM Coverage Alive and Well, Appellate Case Note, The Missouri - The Missouri Bar, 1992
  • Violations of Woytus Will Not Go Unsanctioned Appellate Case Note, The Missouri Trial Attorney, 1992
  • Federal Statutes Do Not Pre-empt All State Causes of Action Appellate Case Note, The Missouri Trial Attorney, 1992
  • Protection Against Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists, Missouri Insurance Practice, 4th Edition, 1994
  • Ten Tips for Trying Your Case in a Difficult Venue or When Representing a Difficult Client, The Missouri Trial Attorney, Volume XIII, No. 2, 1995
  • Ten Tips for Trying Your Case in a Difficult Venue or When Representing a Difficult Client, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, July, 1995
  • No Choice - Driving the Agenda, The Missouri Trial Attorney, 1997
  • - Throwing Stones in Glass Houses: The Hypocrisy of the U.S. Chamber Campaign, The St. Louis Daily Record, March, 1998
  • Lawyers as Heroes, The Missouri Trial Attorney, April, 1998
  • Tobacco, Insurance, The U.S. Chamber and Manufacturing Giants Team UP, The Missouri Trial Attorney, 1998
  • Injured People Need Access to Court, St. Louis Post- Dispatch Editorial, July, 1998

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, The Vocational Expert, Nov. 4, St. Louis, Missouri, MATA, 1988
  • Moderator, Personal Injury - Winning Trial Strategies and Trial Notebooks, MATA, 1989
  • Lecturer, A Career in Law, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1989
  • Moderator, Premises Liability: The Theory of Winning, MATA, 1989
  • Lecturer, Effective Discovery and Case Preparation, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 1989
  • Lecturer, Medical Malpractice Seminar, MATA, 1990
  • Lecturer, The Woytus Decision, The Lawyer's Association of St. Louis, 1990
  • Lecturer, Hot Topics in Insurance Litigation, The University of Missouri Law School, 1990
  • Lecturer, Rising Stars Seminar, The American Trial Lawyer's Association, 1990
  • Lecturer, Civil Trial and Appellate Practice, Annual Law Update, The Missouri Bar, 1990
  • Lecturer, Current Problems in Insurance, MATA, 1990
  • Lecturer, Washing University's Lawyers in Practice, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1990
  • Lecturer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Missouri Bar, 1990
  • Lecturer, Opening Statement, National Litigation Conference, Law Education Institute, Inc., 1991
  • Lecturer, Tort Law Update, 15 - hour Review of the Law, The Missouri Bar, 1991
  • Lecturer, Civil Trial and Appellate Practice, Annual Law Update, 1991
  • Lecturer, Untangling, Underinsured Motorist Coverage: What Does UIM Mean? How Much Coverage is Available?, Practical Problems and Solutions in Insurance Practice, Including Ethical Considerations, 1992
  • Moderator, Trial Advocacy, MATA, 1992
  • Lecturer, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, A Review and Preview, Federal Practice and Procedure, The Missouri Bar and The University of Missouri Law School, 1992
  • Lecturer, Civil Trial and Appellate Practice, Annual Law Update, The Missouri Bar, 1992
  • Lecturer, Trying the Automobile Injury Case in Missouri, The National Business Institute, Inc., 1992
  • Lecturer, Ethics Seminar, Ethical Considerations Involving Ex Parte Communication with Doctors and Experts, MATA, 1993
  • Lecturer, Trial Advocacy in Missouri, The National Business Institute, Inc., 1993
  • Lecturer, New Approaches in Underinsured Motorist Coverage, ATLA, 1993
  • Lecturer, Civil Procedure Update, "Recent Case Developments Regarding Pleadings, Discovery and Summary Judgment", The Missouri Bar, 1994
  • Lecturer, Case Evaluation: What's It Really Worth, The Missouri Bar, 1994
  • Lecturer, Federal Practice and Procedure, "Demonstrative Evidence", The University of Missouri Law School, 1994
  • Lecturer, Trial Advocacy in Missouri, The National Business Institute, Inc., 1994
  • Lecturer, Taking and Defending Depositions, The University of Missouri Kansas City, 1995
  • Lecturer, Persuasion in Opening Statements, MATA, 1995
  • Lecturer, Ethics for the Plaintiff's Lawyer, 15 - Hour Review of the Law, The University of Missouri Kansas City, 1995
  • Lecturer, Maximizing Damages in Personal Injury Cases, MATA, 1996
  • Lecturer, Civil Jury Trial Demonstration, The University of Missouri Kansas City, 1996
  • Lecturer, Blueprints for Success - "Ethics in Trial Practice", MATA, 1996
  • Lecturer, Hot Topics in Personal Injury Litigation - "Trying or Settling the Catastrophic Injury Case", The University of Missouri Columbia, School of Law, 1997
  • Lecturer, CLE Potpourri for the General Practitioner- "Ethical Problems in Mediation, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1997
  • Lecturer, Tried and True Tips for The Trial Attorney, MATA, 1998
  • Lecturer, Trial Skills for the Winning Edge - Closing Argument in a Medical Malpractice Case, The University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998
  • Lecturer, Tried and True Tips for the Trial Attorney, MATA, 1998
  • Lecturer, Civil Matters - Jury Instructions, The Judicial Trial College, 1998
  • Lecturer, Civil Matters - Jury Instructions, The Judicial Trial College, 1998
  • Lecturer, Anatomy of a Federal Lawsuit - Examination of Witnesses, BAMSL, 1999
  • Lecturer, Civil Matters - Jury Instructions, The Judicial Trial College, 1999
  • Lecturer, Civil Matters - MAl (Civil) How to Use the Book for Beginners, The Judicial Trial College, 1999
  • Lecturer, Tried and True Tips for the Trial Attorney - Memorable Closings, MATA, 1999
  • Lecturer, Trial Strategies for Small Firm Lawyers That Win Bias Cases, Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2000
  • Lecturer, How to Cherry Pick Jurors in Federal Court, Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2000
  • Lecturer, Nuts and Bolts of Trial Skill Techniques, Missouri Bar - Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2001
  • Lecturer, Office Hours Discussion Group, Missouri Bar - Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Lecturer, Cross Examination, BAMSL, 2001
  • Lecturer, Civil Matters - Jury Instructions, The Judicial Trial College, 2001
  • Lecturer, Civil Matters - MAl Basics, The Judicial Trial College, 2001
  • Lecturer, Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Missouri - Handling Difficult Issues in a Wrongful Death Case, Lorman Education Services, 2001
  • Lecturer, Marketing to Get Business and Keep It, Women in Law: Meeting the Challenge - Midwest Regional Conference for Women In the Law
  • Lecturer, Direct and Cross Examination Techniques From the Experts, Missouri Bar - Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2002
  • Lecturer, The Daubert. Kuhmo & Proqencv Decisions from the Experts' Point of View, Missouri Bar - Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2002
  • Lecturer, Successful Handling of Wrongful Death Cases in Missouri - Handling Difficult Issues in a Wrongful Death Case, Lorman Education Services, 2002
  • Lecturer, Trying Cases in State Courts, The National Employment Lawyers Association, 2003
  • Lecturer, Civil Jury Trial Demonstration, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2003
  • Lecturer, Judicial Trial Skills Seminar, The Trial Judge Education Committee, 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America in the Specialties of Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury Litigation, 2010
  • Lon O. Hocker Award for Trial Advocacy from the Missouri Bar, 1995
  • Honorary Order of the Barristers - (Trial Advocacy Award from the University of Missouri Law School, 1994
  • Daily Record "Justice Award" (First Recipient Of Award Given For Significant Contribution To Her Area Of Expertise And Her Positive Impact On The Community), 1999
  • St. Louis Magazine Best Lawyers, 2006 - 2009
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer, 2007 - 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America Consumers Guide, 2001 - 2002
  • Outstanding Service Award - Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 1998
  • Women Lawyers' Association 20th Anniversary President's Award, 1996
  • "Write Women Back Into History Award", 1995
  • Featured in St. Louis Business Journal, "Courtroom Cowboys, Women in the 'Last Macho, 1991
  • Featured in Kirkwood-Webster Times, "Kirkwood's Gretchen Meyers [Myers] Talks About the O.J. Simpson Trial; Life as a Wife & Mother; Making It as a Successful Attorney", 1995
  • Outstanding Young Woman of America
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys Special Member, 1989
  • Who's Who in the Midwest, 21st Edition, 1988 - Present
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1st Ed., 1988 - Present
  • Who's Who in American Law, 6th Edition, 1989 - Present
  • The World Who's Who of Women, 10th Edition, 1989 - Present
  • Who's Who in the World, 10th Edition, 1990 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Only woman lawyer in the U.S. selected to serve on the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America's National Advisory Board;
  • Awarded as one of America's Most Honored Professionals (top 10% of all U.S. professionals);
  • 2012 Bar Registry of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association For Justice
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, President, 1997 - 1998
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, President-Elect, 1996 - 1997
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Vice President, 1995 - 1996
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Executive Committee, 1992 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, PAC Trustee, 1998 - 2001
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors, 1987 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Chairperson, Public Relations Committee, 1989 - 1992
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Chairperson, Public Relations Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Chairperson, Membership Committee, 1990 - 1991
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Legislative Committee, 1998 - 1999
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Legislative Review Committee, 1995 - 1999
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Medical Malpractice, Vice Chair, 1994 - 1995
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Medical Malpractice, Vice Chair, 1995 - 1996
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, 1996 - 1997
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1988 - 1989
  • Peoples Law School, 1988 - 1989
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Organizational Review Committee, 2005 - 2006
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Public Relations Committee, 2004 - 2006
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Fundraising Committee, 1987 - 1995
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Vice Chair, Fundraising Committee, 1993 - 1994
  • ATLA/MATA Law School Chapter, President, 1983 - 1984
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Public Justice
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, President, 1994 - 1995
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, President Elect, 1993 - 1994
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, Vice President, 1992 - 1993
  • Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, Secretary, 1991 - 1992
  • Missouri Approved Instruction Committee - Civil (MAl), 1997 - Present
  • Supreme Court Civil Rules Study Committee, 1989 - 1992
  • Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee, 1994 - 1996
  • Missouri Bar Association, Dispute Resolution, Special Committee, 1987 - 1993
  • Missouri Bar Association, Legislative Review Subcommittee, 1989 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Tort Law Committee, 1988 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Tort Law Committee Chair, 2000 - 2003
  • Missouri Bar Association, Tort Law Committee Vice Chair, 1990 - 1991
  • Missouri Bar Association, Tort Law Committee Vice Chair, 1998 - 2000
  • Missouri Bar Association, Civil Practice & Procedure Committee, 1989 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee, 1989 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 1994
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Association of St. Louis, Award of Honor Selection Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Trial Section Steering Committee
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Litigation Task Force
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Planning Committee
  • Antitrust Textbook, Assistant, 1983
  • Washington University Trial Practice Jury Trial, Judge, 1988
  • Washington University Trial Practice Jury Trial, Judge, 1989

Past Employment Positions

  • Myers & Kordenbrock, P.C., Partner/Attorney, 1995 - 1999
  • The Hullverson Law Firm, Principal/Attorney, 1985 - 1995
  • U.S. District Judge James H. Meredith, Federal Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, Federal Law Clerk, 1984 - 1985

Pro Bono Activities

  • Statewide Legal Services Commission
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority
  • Legislative Committee, Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority
  • Founding Member, Mizzou Flagship Council
  • Statewide Board Member, Mizzou Flagship Council
  • Secretary, Mizzou Flagship Council
  • Committee Chair, St. Louis Priory School Mothers Club, 2004 - 2005
  • Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School Education Committee, 2005 - 2009
  • Missouri Watch Advisory Committee
  • Founding Member, Justice for Missouri Families
  • Board of Director, Justice for Missouri Families
  • Public Justice
  • Learning Disabilities Association
  • Backstage Member, Center for Creative Arts (Coca)
  • St. Patrick's Center for the Homeless
  • Mo PERG Member
  • High School Mock Trial Volunteer Coach-St. Louis Priory School, 2007 - 2008
  • Ranked 4th Nationally, High School Mock Trial Volunteer Coach-St. Louis Priory School, 2007
  • High School Mock Trial Volunteer Coach - Villa Duchesne, 2007 - 2009
  • Ranked 4th in the State, High School Mock Trial Volunteer Coach - Villa Duchesne, 2009