John’s formidable negotiation skills and experience in handling matters requiring governmental approvals have helped his clients remove potential roadblocks to their projects.


John guides clients through complex matters involving land use, zoning, public right-of-way access, telecommunications infrastructure siting, real estate, economic development and municipal law.


John has significant experience in drafting and assessing legislation.

John negotiated a series of agreements with Google Fiber for the location of high-speed broadband Internet and multi-channel video infrastructure.

He negotiated with AT&T for the relocation of a major fiber duct bank within a downtown improvement project.

John has significant litigation experience, including trials and appeals involving challenges to zoning and land use decisions.

John is a former Deputy City Attorney for Lee's Summit, Missouri.



Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce Leadership, Class of 2013

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Missouri Bar

The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

The Knights of Columbus


  • Missouri


University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1998 

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 1994

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