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John Kemppainen

Director

222 S. Central Avenue
Suite 1110
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

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Office: 314-725-0525
Fax: 314-725-7150

John Kemppainen has 29 years of courtroom experience. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Missouri Super Lawyer. He defends cases across the states of Missouri and Illinois and has been named one of the Top Lawyers in Missouri by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. John regularly handles cases in St. Louis and Madison, and St. Clair counties in Illinois. He has also argued before the state and federal appellate courts in the area.

John defends personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, and class action cases. His clients include insurance carriers, retailers, restaurants, airports, manufacturers, trucking companies, self-insured companies, corporations, school districts, government agencies, municipalities, and individuals in all civil matters. He also serves as National Coordinating Counsel (NCC) for a manufacturer in ongoing national toxic tort litigation.

John serves as President-elect on the board of directors for the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) and as Advisor to the NRRDA DE&I Committee. He is a member of the Council on Litigation Management. He serves on the Transportation Law Committee of the Missouri Bar and the Ethics & Professionalism Committee for the Defense Research Institute. John has been named to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators.

OVERVIEW

John Kemppainen has 29 years of courtroom experience. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a Missouri Super Lawyer. He defends cases across the states of Missouri and Illinois and has been named one of the Top Lawyers in Missouri by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. John regularly handles cases in St. Louis and Madison, and St. Clair counties in Illinois. He has also argued before the state and federal appellate courts in the area.

John defends personal injury, products liability, wrongful death, and class action cases. His clients include insurance carriers, retailers, restaurants, airports, manufacturers, trucking companies, self-insured companies, corporations, school districts, government agencies, municipalities, and individuals in all civil matters. He also serves as National Coordinating Counsel (NCC) for a manufacturer in ongoing national toxic tort litigation.

John serves as President-elect on the board of directors for the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA) and as Advisor to the NRRDA DE&I Committee. He is a member of the Council on Litigation Management. He serves on the Transportation Law Committee of the Missouri Bar and the Ethics & Professionalism Committee for the Defense Research Institute. John has been named to America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators.

EDUCATION & ADMISSIONS

Education

  • St. Louis University, J.D., 1993
  • Tulane University, B.A., 1989

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar
  • United States District Court for the;
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Western District of Missouri
    • Southern District of Illinois
    • Central District of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (MODL)
  • National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)
  • Council of Litigation Management (CLM)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)
  • The Lawyers Association of St. Louis