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John represents individuals and businesses in a variety of matters ranging from complex business litigation to minor probate proceedings.  He recently represented a large corporation with respect to its claims and defenses related to disputes arising from a multi-million dollar sale and purchase of a number of nursing homes.  John has tried cases in several counties and has successfully litigated matters in probate, civil, equity and administrative courts in the State of Missouri.  John has also successfully argued matters before the Missouri Court of Appeals and has assisted in the successful litigation of matters before the Missouri Supreme Court.

John earned his J.D. from the St. Louis University School of Law in 2000, earning the highest grade in Constitutional Law II.  He attended Villanova University for his undergraduate studies from which he earned his B.A. in 1997.  John is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Missouri, the Supreme Court of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

A member of The Missouri Bar, John serves on the Young Lawyers Section Council.  He is also a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) Board of Governors as well as the executive committees of the BAMSL Young Lawyers Division and The Lawyers Association of St. Louis.  John also is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Illinois State Bar Association, the St. Louis County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, where he has sat in the YLD Assembly since 2005.

John and his wife Monica live in St. Louis County with their daughter, Nora.

Bar Admissions:

Missouri, 2000                                 


Illinois, 2001


U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2003

Education: J.D., Saint Louis University, 2000
  BA., Villanova University, 1997
Reported Cases In re Estate of Ferguson, 130 S.W. 3d 656 (Mo.App. E.D. 2004)
Professional Affiliations

The Missouri Bar                          

  Young Lawyers Section Council (2005- present)
  Annual Law Update Presenter (2005- present)

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis           

  Board of Governors (2005- present)
  Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee (2003- present)
  Suburban Lawyer’s Section, Chair (2005-present), Vice Chair (04-05)
  YLD Delegate to the ABA (2005-present)
  YLD Award of Merit (2005, 2006)
  Bench & Bar Conference Committee, Co-Chair (2004-2005)
  Presidential Planning Committee (2003)

American Bar Association

  Delegate to YLD Assembly (2005-present)
  Delegate to Law Student Division Assembly (1999)
  Lawyers Association of St. Louis
  Executive Committee, Member (2004-present)
  Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  Illinois State Bar Association
  St. Louis County Bar Association
Community Service

Peter & Paul Community Services, Volunteer Coordinator

  Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (Founding Member)
  Executive Committee (2006-present)
  Volunteer Speaker at Various area Schools (2001-present)
  Read Across America, Regional Committee (2005-present)
  Kids Voting Missouri (2002)


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