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Joan M. Lockwood

Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC


Joan M. Lockwood graduated with honors from Boston College in 1990 with bachelor’s degrees in finance and human resource management. She earned her law degree from Saint Louis University in 1993, again graduating with honors. She served as a staff member of the Saint Louis University Law Journal and editor of the “Health Law Edition.” She was elected into the Order of the Woolsack, a scholastic honorary association.

Ms. Lockwood is admitted to practice before all Missouri state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Seventh Circuits. She is also admitted to practice before the courts in the state of Illinois.

Ms. Lockwood was honored in 2003 by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis with the John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award. This award is given annually to a young lawyer who most exhibits the high professional standards required of the legal profession and also demonstrates a strong commitment to community service. She was also recognized by Missouri Lawyers Weekly newspaper as one of five attorneys in the publication’s 2003 “Up and Coming Lawyers” feature.

In 2008, Ms. Lockwood was the recipient of the “Rising Star Award” presented by the St. Louis Daily Record as part of its Women’s Justice Awards program. The award recognizes those women lawyers who have already made a difference in the justice system and the profession and who appear on a path toward even greater accomplishments.

She received the Litigation Practitioner Award at the 2018 Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women’s Justice Awards and the 2012 Appellate Advocate Award and the 2011 Appellate Advocate Award from Missouri Lawyers Weekly.

Ms. Lockwood serves on the Board of Governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA). She has been a MATA member since 1993 and currently serves as co-editor and writes the semi-annual Appellate Case Note for The Missouri Trial Attorney, a publication of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. She also serves on the BAMSL John C. Shepherd Professionalism Committee and the BAMSL Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial St. Louis Pro Bono Challenge Committee.

She is a member of The Missouri Bar, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis County Bar Association, Lawyers Association of St. Louis, American Bar Association, The Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court, American Board of Trial Advocates, Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis, The Illinois Bar, Illinois State Bar Association, and American Association for Justice. She is also a Fellow of the BAMSL Foundation.