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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 (St. Louis/Belleville) to the firm’s Diversity Committee, organized the firm’s first Women in the Law CLE in 2019, and the first Women's History Month "Women You Should Know" webinar program series in 2021.

Admissions

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

Education

  • 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 (Chair-Elect, 2021-2022) 
    • 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

Publications

  • Co-Author: "Employer Return-to-Work and Vaccine Mandates: Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should", DRI Sharing Success Vol. 11, Issue 1 (October 2021)
  • Co-Author: "ONC Cures Act Final Rule – One of the Most Significant Advancements to Patient Health Care Rights Since HIPAA", St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine (June/July 2021)
  • 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)

Presentations

  • Moderator: Perceptions and Misconceptions of Women in Law, Baker Sterchi CLE (November 2021)
  • Presenter: "Negotiating Employment Agreements: Why It’s Important and How to Get the Results you Want ", Washington University School of Medicine Forum for Women in Medicine (May 2021)
  • Presenter: "Legal/Ethical Issues for Nurses", Webster University Department of Nursing- Organizations and Systems Leadership Course (April 2021)
  • Presenter: "Legal/Ethical Issues for Nurses", Webster University Department of Nursing- MSN Course (March 2021)
  • 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

  • Missouri Lawyers Media Women's Justice Award (Litigation Practitioner), 2021
  • 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

DRI Publishes Brandy Simpson and Jessica Cozart Article on Employer Return-to-Work and Vaccine Mandates

10.15.21 | Brandy Simpson and Jessica Cozart's article "Employer Return-to-Work and Vaccine Mandates: Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should" is featured in the October 2021 edition of Defense Research Institute's Women in the Law Committee newsletter.

St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine Publishes Article by Baker Sterchi Attorneys Brandy Simpson and Koki Sabatés

06.14.21 | St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine recently published an article authored by Baker Sterchi attorneys Brandy Simpson and Koki Sabatés titled "ONC Cures Act Final Rule – One of the Most Significant Advancements to Patient Health Care Rights Since HIPAA".

Two Baker Sterchi Attorneys Selected for Missouri Lawyers Media Women's Justice Award

06.07.21 | Missouri Lawyers Media has selected Baker Sterchi Members Megan Stumph-Turner and Brandy Simpson as 2021 Women's Justice Awards honorees in the "Litigation Practitioner" category.

Baker Sterchi Member Brandy Simpson Elected Chair-Elect of BAMSL's WILP Section

05.18.21 | The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis' Women in the Legal Profession Section has elected Baker Sterchi Member Brandy Simpson as its 2021-2022 Chair-Elect.

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.

Baker Sterchi Attorney 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

EEOC Issues New Guidance for Employers on COVID-19 Vaccinations in the Workplace

07.22.21 | On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance seeking to clarify significant questions regarding mandating vaccines for employees, reasonable accommodation, and employee incentives for vaccination.

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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