John W. Grimm is an accomplished trial lawyer, experienced mediator and former Circuit Judge. He maintains an active trial practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, insurance coverage and defense, business, real estate and employment litigation. Mr. Grimm has been annually selected to Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers [among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas] since 2010. He has an AV Peer Review rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest given. Mr. Grimm is also active with the state bar association, having served on the Board of Governors since 2010. In 2021, Mr. Grimm became President of the Missouri Bar Association.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Grimm has served as a mediator in more than 300 cases in the state and federal courts. He is on the mediation and arbitration panels for the American Arbitration Association and also serves on the ADR Advisory Committee and the Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Mr. Grimm has been active in professional associations on the state and national levels. He was a member of the Young Lawyers Section Council from 1992 to 1996. In the American Bar Association, he was a member of the Executive Council of the Young Lawyers Section from 1995 to 1996, and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Conference of State Trial Judges from 1999 to 2000. He also is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Mr. Grimm received his B.S. in 1984 from Southeast Missouri State University and his J.D. in 1987 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he was Topics Editor of the UMKC Law Review. From 1987 to 1989, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen N. Limbaugh, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Missouri. He was a member of The Limbaugh Firm from 1989 to 1993, before leaving to take an appointment as Circuit Judge for the 32nd Judicial Circuit to fill an unexpired term. In 1994, he was elected to a six-year term and was re-elected without opposition to a second six-year term in 2000. Mr. Grimm rejoined the firm in 2003.
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