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John Burns | Attorney at Law | Thomas and Burns

John Burns | Attorney at Law

Personal

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.

Education

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

Experience

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.

Professional

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)