Amy E. Sumner

Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501

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Amy Sumner is an attorney in the Brown & James Health Care Liability Group. Her practice includes defending doctors and health care institutions in medical negligence and wrongful death lawsuits in Missouri. She has represented physicians in a variety of specialties, including bariatric surgery, general surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, infectious disease, radiology, critical care, and various pediatric specialties. She has handled all aspects of litigation, including client meetings, depositions, preparing and arguing motions before the Court, settlement negotiations, and jury trials. Ms. Sumner has second-chaired several trials, including two which were listed under Missouri’s Largest Reported Defense Verdicts by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Ms. Sumner obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Smith College in 1996, followed by both a Masters in Health Administration and Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University in 2001. Prior to joining Brown & James in 2017, Ms. Sumner took a five year hiatus from the practice of law while living in Ohio as a mother to three young children. She previously was a Senior Associate at Moser & Marsalek in the Medical Malpractice Group from 2004 to 2011. From 2001 to 2004, she worked at a small plaintiff’s firm in Clayton, Missouri.

More About Amy


  • Saint Louis University (J.D., M.H.A., 2001)
  • Smith College (B.A., 1996)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Illinois (Inactive)

Recent Achievements

  • Among the Largest Reported Defense Verdicts or Judgements, 2008 Missouri Lawyers Awards, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • Among the Largest Reported Defense Verdicts or Judgements, 2004 Missouri Lawyers Awards, Missouri Lawyers Weekly