- Meet John
“What separates DBJ from other law firms is our absolute commitment to seeking the truth and best possible outcome for our clients. Our skill and resources give our clients a huge advantage in every case.”
John always wanted to be a lawyer who represents members of the community.
John grew up in Sedalia, Missouri. His father and grandfather were both lawyers and graduates of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. In 2013, John graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a degree in Political Science. John attended law school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, obtaining his law degree in 2016. While in law school, John was on the Dean’s List, a member of the UMKC All Journal Staff, and served as a Research Editor for UMKC Law Review. In his first year of law school, John was awarded Outstanding Client Counselor. During law school, John’s writing was published in the UMKC Law Review and The Missouri Trial Attorney.
John was hired as a law clerk at DBJ following his first year of law school. After clerking at DBJ throughout law school, John had no doubt in his mind that he wanted to represent people in the community. After passing the bar, John was hired by DBJ as an Associate.
Representing people and making a difference in their lives is what John loves most about his job. Working at DBJ has taught John that with hard work, perseverance, and teamwork, a lawyer can make a positive impact on the lives of their clients and the community.
When John isn’t working, you can find him golfing, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.
After growing up in Sedalia, Missouri, John majored in Political Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated in 2013. At Mizzou, John was a member of the Zeta Phi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi, serving on the Executive Board for two years. During college, John clerked at a law firm that focused on trial work. After graduating from Mizzou in 2013, John attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, earning his law degree in 2016. During law school, John was a Research Editor for UMKC Law Review. John’s work has been published in the UMKC Law Review and The Missouri Trial Attorney.
Following his first year of law school, John was hired by DBJ as a law clerk. After successfully passing the bar, John joined the firm as an Associate.
John focuses his practice on representing people and families who have been harmed by others in personal injury, railroad litigation (crossing accidents and FELA cases), product liability, auto accidents, tractor-trailer litigation, medical malpractice, and class action work.
Thomson Reuters – Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star Recognition: 2019 – 2020
National Trial Lawyers Association – Top 40 Under 40: 2020 – 2021
KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy, Graduate
Research Editor, UMKC Law Review
UMKC Law Journal Staff
Awarded 1L Outstanding Client Counselor
Phi Delta Phi