MARY L. BRUNTRAGER
When you hire one attorney at Bruntrager & Billings, you receive not just personal service but also the expertise of every one of the firm's lawyers. “Our small-firm atmosphere encourages collaboration among our attorneys in addition to one-on-one time with our clients,” Mary Butts Bruntrager explains.
Bruntrager has been in practice for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from St. Louis University in 1984. She received her law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1987 where she was awarded the Omar E. Robinson Memorial Scholarship.
Bruntrager began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Carl R. Gaertner, of the Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District. She then joined a Chicago, Illinios law firm practicing insurance defense in Southern Illinois. Bruntrager says that her tenure with the firm provided valuable insight into how insurance companies operate and how they evaluate claims and cases.
In 1991, she joined the family law firm. Bruntrager's trial practice involves civil cases, including personal injury suits, insurance coverage disputes, public employee and contract matters and general civil litigation.
Bruntrager also handles the firm's appellate work for both civil and criminal cases in which litigation is driven by arguments over the application of case law rather than by the testimony of witnesses. “Even though a decision has been reached at the trial court level, it is by no means the end of the judicial process,” she notes.
Bruntrager is licensed in Missouri and Illinois. She served as the 1997-1998 president of the Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis and was appointed to the Missouri Board for Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects by Governor Mel Carnahan. Bruntrager is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the St. Louis County Bar Association.
After nearly two decades of practice with Bruntrager & Billings, Mary Butts Bruntrager is proud of the fact that the firm is dedicated to personally serving its clients. “We work hard to craft a solution that is in our clients' best interests and meets the client's needs,” she says.
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