Gretchen Myers - The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C.

Gretchen Myers

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 314-621-5454

Gretchen Myers is the founding principal of The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri where she concentrates her practice in the areas of catastrophic trucking crash cases, product liability, wrongful death, medical negligence, sexual harassment and general personal injury law. She is the only woman trial lawyer in the U.S. selected to serve on the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America's National Advisory Board. She is the recipient of two of the top trial advocacy awards in Missouri:  the Lon O. Hocker Award from the Missouri Bar and is the youngest recipient of the prestigious Honorary Order of the Barristers Award from the University of Missouri.  Both awards were given for her outstanding trial work and trial excellence. She is a frequent lecturer on civil trial techniques and advocacy skills throughout Missouri and nationwide.  
Ms. Myers was recently inducted into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. She is the first recipient of the “Daily Record Justice Award” given for significant contribution to her area of expertise and her positive impact on the community. U.S. News and World Report ranked her firm as one of the Best Firms in America and she was selected by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America, as a "Super Lawyer" (the top 5% of all lawyers in Missouri and Kansas), and as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. For over 15 years she has received an AV peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Myers has tried cases and made numerous appearances in courts throughout Missouri and Illinois and has garnered some of the largest recoveries in Catastrophic Trucking Accidents.   Her results rank her in the top 1% of all lawyers based upon her inclusion in the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocacy group.  
She is past President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (the first woman to have been elected to that post) and a past President of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis. She is an instructor for the Missouri Judicial Trial College, selected by Missouri judges to teach them about trial techniques and civil jury instructions, and was appointed to the Missouri Civil Instructions Committee (MAI) by the Missouri Supreme Court.  In addition to being on the National Advisory Board of APITLA, she is on the board of The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, on the Legislative Review Committee for the Missouri Bar Association, and a member of The Lawyers Association of St. Louis, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, The Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, The American Association for Justice, and Public Justice.  Ms. Myers is licensed to practice law in three states:  Missouri, Illinois and California.  
Gretchen Myers graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia with a BA in Honors Economics and Political Science in 1981 and JD degree in 1984.  She was a member of the Missouri Law Review and upon completion of law school was awarded a clerkship with the Honorable James H. Meredith, United States Federal District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.  Throughout her legal career Gretchen has always been a trial attorney, and has exclusively represented people in need, dedicating her practice to protecting injury victims and their families.

University of Missouri–ColumbiaBA 1981University of Missouri–ColumbiaJ.D. 1984
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaMissouri Association of Trial AttorneysWomen Lawyers' Association of Greater St. LouisMissouri Approved Instructions CommitteeAmerican Association for JusticeVilla Duchesne/Oak Hill SchoolMizzou Flagship CouncilJustice for Missouri FamiliesHigh School Mock Trial

Case History

Stoval v. Eastern Express, et al
$11 million dollar verdict on behalf of a brain injured client involved in an intersection crash with a semi tractor trailer.
Jane Doe v. School District — A confidential settlement which included requiring the school district to implement policy changes regarding its handling of teachers who abused children, including listening to and considering the implementation of the suggestions provided by the plaintiffs who had been abused.
McPhearson v. Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, et al — $8 million dollar settlement for a young boy rendered paraplegic in a collision with a truck.

Client Comments

"The Law Offices of Gretchen Myers were referred to me by Phillip Prewitt, a lawyer that my husband knew in school. After talking with Ms. Myers, I am grateful for the reference. She was sympathetic to my situation, and understood when I wanted to settle out of court."

"Gretchen is extraordinarily knowledgeable in her field and very aggressively represents the best interests of her clients. She is not intimidated and has a very high moral code."

"Gretchen Myers was my lawyer when I was 16 years old until my medical malpractice case was finally settled when I was 27. I met with other lawyers before choosing Gretchen, but she was the only one who asked me how I felt and truly cared about me and what I was going through. She is like family and I will always be grateful for what she has done for me. Gretchen Myers and her staff were always a phone call away, not only for me but also for my parents. She always kept us informed and up to date on everything that was going on with my case. Gretchen Myers is very caring, professional, and fights hard for her clients. I highly recommend her."

-Joan Baker-McAlister

"Gretchen Myers is pro-active with a calming demeanor in her approach to any case. She is in constant communication and able to dissect every aspect within the case. No stone is left unturned. She is able to speak in layman's terms to those seeking counsel, while also preparing them for potential outcomes. She is very well-liked and highly regarded within the legal community. Gretchen has a presence and air of confidence about her that is reassuring, especially during the most difficult times in the legal process. Her expertise in Personal Injury is reflected by the continued success in each of her cases. She fights for fairness. "

-Vicki Brown
Owner/Creative Director
Beyond Motion Productions, LLC

"Gretchen Myers is highly professional yet down to earth. She has a large knowledge base and understanding of the law, and she has extreme integrity."

-Laura Raup
Registered Nurse
Missouri Baptist Hospital

"It's obvious from working with Gretchen that she has an amazing amount of experience. The knowledge of her field is impeccable and matched by her ability to make you feel protected as her client."

-Marissa Favazza

Office Location

222 South Central Avenue, Suite 675
St. Louis, MO 63105
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs of the St. Louis Metro Area
Gretchen Myers has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Medical Malpractice, Trucking Accidents)