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Brandy K. SimpsonView Bio as PDF

Brandy Simpson is a motivated and responsive attorney proficient in all aspects of the civil litigation process. While she primarily focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense, she also has experience defending premises liability, personal injury, and products liability matters. 

Brandy focuses on staying involved in all facets of a case including taking and defending depositions, expert witness retention, legal and medical research, preparing witnesses for deposition and trial, handling discovery disputes, and preparing for and participating in trial.  She has extensive experience representing physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and insurance companies and prides herself on maintaining an open line of communication with each of her clients.

She serves as the Women’s Affinity Group Liaison to the firm’s Diversity Committee for the Belleville and St. Louis offices and organized the firm’s first Women in the Law CLE in 2019. 


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • West Virginia
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • USDC, Southern District of West Virginia


  • University of Dayton, J.D., 2008
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2005

Memberships & Activities

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    •  Women in the Legal Profession Section (Secretary, 2020-2021)
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee
    • Women in the Law Committee
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • St. Louis Association of Healthcare Risk Managers
  • The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis


  • Author: "Leave the Ladder Down", Ms. JD Blog (January 2021)
  • Author: "Litigation Basics: You’ve Been Served, Now What?", St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine (August/September 2020)
  • Author: "Reality Check: Are you Staying True to Yourself?", Ms. JD Blog (August 02, 2020)
  • Author: "Combating Anxiety and Depression During COVID-19", Ms. JD Blog (March 24, 2020)


  • Presenter: “Legal/Ethical Issues for Health Care Providers", UMSL College of Optometry (February 2021)
  • Moderator: “Women Leaders: Building Resilience and Confidence", Baker Sterchi CLE (November 2020)
  • Presenter: "Legal/Ethical Issues for Health Care Providers", UMSL College of Optometry (March 2020)
  • Moderator: "Women in the Law: A Look at Where We've Been and Where We're Headed", Baker Sterchi CLE (November 2019)

Awards & Recognition

  • Brother Fitz Student Leader for Justice Award, 2008

Community Involvement

  • YWCA Young Ambassador (July 2020-Present)
  • HavenHouse (Young Professionals Board Member, 2015-2019)

News & Events

Baker Sterchi elects two new Members in St. Louis and Belleville

01.04.21 | Baker Sterchi is pleased to announce it has elected two new Members, effective January 1: Brandy Simpson (St. Louis), whose practice focuses primarily on medical malpractice defense and Meghan Kane (Belleville), whose practice focuses on toxic torts, personal injury, product liability, and premises liability.

Brandy Simpson Named Secretary of BAMSL WILP Section

05.14.20 | St. Louis attorney Brandy Simpson has been named the 2020-2021 secretary of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) Women in the Legal Profession Section (WILP).

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Welcomes Brandy Simpson

08.31.18 | Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice is pleased to welcome Brandy Simpson, who joins the firm's St. Louis office as Of Counsel. While she primarily focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense, Simpson is also experienced in defending premises liability, personal injury, and products liability matters.

Blog Posts

Order for Permanent Injunction Not Open for Interpretation

03.25.21 | On March 2, 2021, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in Chemline Inc. v. Mauzy, affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part, a St. Louis County Circuit Court's order finding a sales representative in contempt of the court's permanent injunction order expressly prohibiting contact with his former employer's customers.

Supreme Court Bostock Ruling Confirms Scope of Title VII Includes Protections for Homosexuals, Invalidating Prior Eighth Circuit Precedent

08.04.20 | The U.S. Supreme Court's Bostock ruling upends prior Eighth Circuit precedent on discrimination based on sexual preference.

COVID-19 Healthcare Heroics May Ironically Lead to Future Confrontations – Crisis Standard of Care? (Part 2)

05.01.20 | As the U.S. deals with COVID-19, there are already signs of concern for our healthcare providers being attacked in the future. In part two of our series of blog articles delving into potential dangers for healthcare providers related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we consider the "standard of care" for healthcare providers.

Long-Term Effects on Long-Term Care Facilities: Potential Increased Litigation Due to COVID-19

04.23.20 | Long-term care facilities face many challenges, and the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be yet another significant challenge for these facilities. What can long-term care facilities do to prepare for potential litigation or avoid it altogether?

Experts Have Feelings Too?

04.13.20 | In Revis v. Bassman (ED107663), Missouri's Eastern District Court of Appeals recently reversed and remanded the trial court's ruling barring Plaintiff from cross examining the defense expert on his tort reform activity.

Illinois Implements Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employers to be Completed by December 31, 2020

04.09.20 | Public Act 101-0221, the Workplace Transparency Act, amended the Illinois Human Rights Act and now requires Illinois employers to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020, followed by annual training thereafter.

The Buck Stops Here: When Agents May Become Liable for the Wrongful Acts of their Principal.

10.17.19 | Missouri courts have long held that when an agent for another makes a contract with a third party without disclosing the agency, the individual will be bound by the contract and the third party may hold the agent or the undisclosed principal responsible at his election. On September 24, 2019...

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