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Susan Joanne Bowden

Susan Joanne Bowden

also known as Susan Bowden Gunst

About me

 I help people navigate through the process of dealing with insurance companies after unfortunate circumstances and resulting injuries. I have over 18 years of practical legal experience, keen intuition, and an assertive approach to resolving issues. I understand that not everyone is familiar with the legal process, so I take the extra time to answer questions and ensure that my clients feel comfortable and well-informed throughout the process.  


My law partner Lisa Cyr and I wanted to create a firm that was different. Our focus is to help real people with real problems and manage expectations throughout the process.


Practice areas


  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Car Accidents: 25%
  5. Animal & Dog Bites: 10%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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    I have referred many clients to Susan. She is thorough, thoughtful and very knowledgeable. My clients and I have been very satisfied with her representation and I really appreciate having her as a referral resource I can completely trust.


    Kathy Hart
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kali Ashley Gardner Bowles

    Susan is a straightforward, no-nonsense attorney who sincerely cares about her clients. I have referred close friends to Susan and found their needs and wishes were taken care of. She is intelligent, very knowledgeable about her area of law, and very experienced in every aspect of a client's case. I refer anyone to Susan without a doubt knowing they will be satisfied with only the initial free consultation or having Susan handle their entire case.


    Kali Bowles
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Bowden Cyr PLLC

7825 3rd Street N.
Suite 204
St Paul, MN, 55128


MNAuthorized to practice199807/31/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/AttorneyMcCullough Bowden & Cyr PA2007 - 2009
AttorneyCrabtree Law Firm, PA1998 - 2006
Law ClerkBabcock, Lacher, Neilson & Mannella1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota Women LawyersMember2005 - Present
Minnesota Association for JusticeMember1998 - Present
Legal Assistance to Washington CountyBoard Member- Past President1998 - 2012
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota Trial Lawyers AssociationThe Use of a "Memorandum of Understanding" in a Multi-Party Claim2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Minnesota State University, MoorheadN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
MAJ Summer Convention- 2013Pain and Suffering Damages2013
Winter ConventionDiscovery of Client Media2010
No-fault SeminarPresentation of the Case at Arbitration2008
Dram Shop SeminarChallenging the Liability Limits2007
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Summer ConventionDram Shop Update2006
Minnesota Trial Lawyers AssociationTrial Conduct2005
Minnesota Chiropractic AssociationNo-Fault Arbitrations2000
Minnesota Trial Lawyers AssociationPost-Trial Set offsN/A