Joanna L. Bryne is the newest addition to Muchnick Haber Margolis. She has joined the team as an associate attorney with nearly seven years of legal experience.
As an assistant circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis, Joanna acted as first chair to try dozens of jury trials. She gained courtroom experience with violent felonies, homicides, sex crimes and several bench trials. In recent years, she has transitioned from criminal prosecution to civil work. Joanna served as an associate attorney at another St. Louis personal injury law firm. She provided legal services including personal injury, general business counsel, business and commercial litigation, workers’ compensation, civil litigation and criminal defense.
Joanna is experienced and confident in all phases of litigation, such as depositions, pre-trial motions and hearings. Her background as a prosecutor representing criminal victims has strengthened her representation of injury victims. No matter how complex or high-profile the case, Joanna keeps her clients prepared for all litigation processes and remains fereverant in her pursuit of optimal results for them.
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- B.A., Tulane University
- J.D., University of Missouri, School of Law
Licenses and Certifications
- Attorney at Law, Missouri
- Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
- Member, Women's Law Association
- Member, The Missouri Bar
- Member, Missouri trial attorneys association
- Coach, Nerinx Hall Mock Trial team
While acting as a prosecutor, Joanna served as the Team Leader for the Special Victim’s Unit for the Circuit Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted high-profile, sensitive cases that often required testimony from children. For one case in particular, Joanna secured several guilty verdicts against a defendant charged with kidnapping and assaulting a school-age child. The perpetrator led the child away from their bus station to commit the violent assault and left them in an abandoned house for days. Despite the efforts of the defense, Joanna used the victim’s identification of the perpetrator as well as his statements to convince the jury of his guilt.