John Burns | Attorney at Law


Raised in St. Joseph, Missouri, where attended grade and high school. Married to Carol for 40 years. One grown child, Katie. Member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Past President, LeBlond High School Board; former member UCP Board; past President of St. Joseph Bar Association.


St. Benedicts College (Benedictine), Atchison, Kansas, 1970 B.A. in English with Honors. UMKC, Kansas City, School of Law, 1974 Juris Doctorate.


1975-76, Buchanan County Public Defender’s Office
1976 – present, partner in practice of civil law in St. Joseph, with emphasis in trial work involving contract, business and estate/probate disputes.


Missouri Trial Lawyers Association; Martindale Hubble AV rating.

List of Appellate Cases

Maugh v. Chrysler Corp., 818 S.W.2d 658 (Mo.App. 1991)
Bray v. Brooks, 41 S.W.3d 7 (Mo.App. 2001)
Auxier v. Jesse James Antique Mall, 391 S.W.3d 17 (Mo.App. 2012)
Hershewe v. Perkins, 102 S.W.3d 73 (Mo.App. 2003)
Koehler v. Lewis, 844 S.W.2d 483 (Mo.App. 1992)