Brandy Simpson is a Member at the law firm of Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice in St. Louis. Her practice focuses primarily on medical malpractice defense. She also defends premises liability, personal injury, and products liability matters. Simpson earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Dayton, and is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and West Virginia. She serves as the Women’s Affinity Group liaison to Baker Sterchi’s Diversity Committee for the St. Louis and Belleville offices and is the 2020-2021 secretary of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Women in the Legal Profession Section.
In addition to being a trial attorney which allows me to argue “present” in front of others regularly (except in times of a global pandemic). I have organized and presented at our firm’s Women’s CLEs. I also present to nursing and optometry students on issues relating to medical negligence.
Chapters you can speak at:Alton, Illinois, Belleville, Illinois, Centralia, Illinois, Clinton County, Illinois, Edwardsville, Illinois, South City, Missouri, Sunset Hills, Missouri, O’Fallon, Illinois
Phone Number: 606-585-7611
Title and Business: Member, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice
Three Presentation takeaways:
1) Ask the hard questions. – You have to be your own advocate to grow and succeed in a given profession. Do not rely on others. Identify what you need/want and ask for it. Have confidence in your worth and what you bring to the table.
2) Be direct. – Be direct about what need/want and provide a timeframe regarding when you need it. Do not assume that your superiors simply recognize and know what you want.
3) Set boundaries. – At times you will ask for things and be told no. Make sure you are confident in your boundaries, know why they are important to you, keep them, and be prepared to walk away from any situation that is not serving your needs and making you the best you can be.