For over 30 years John has represented businesses and individuals nationwide in disputes concerning breach of contract, fraud, business torts, consumer protection, insurance and reinsurance, securities and commodities, whistle-blower claims, and environmental matters. John has successfully handled cases in federal or state courts in over 20 states, has argued before federal and state appellate courts, and has represented parties in AAA and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations.
John began his career at a large regional law firm where he was elected partner after four years of practice. After only five years of practice, he obtained an "AV" rating from law publisher Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a lawyer can receive for competence and ethics. Among other honors and awards, John has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation, ranked a Top 100 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer, named Best of the Bar by the Kansas City Business Journal, and nominated to the Power 30 List for Commercial and Consumer Litigation by Missouri Lawyers Media.
John is currently representing clients in a wide variety of cases involving business and commercial disputes, securities litigation matters, and class actions. In these cases, his clients include business owners, individuals and family members, investors including community banks and hedge funds, and members of the Forbes 400. John is known for his disciplined and thorough approach in cases, but also for being practical and creative in resolving disputes. One client recently stated: "John has the ability to sort through complex information and decide what is most important. He'll develop a litigation plan, and execute on it, but looks for opportunities to creatively resolve a case."
For a general description of cases in which John has been involved, please refer to the Representative Cases section of this website.
John is a native of Rockford, Illinois, and now lives in Mission Hills, Kansas with his wife and two daughters.
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