John P. Rahoy

John P. Rahoy

800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101
T: (314) 242-5336
F: (314) 242-5536

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University of Missouri School of Law (J.D., 1993)
William Jewell College (B.S., 1990)

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John Rahoy focuses his practice on issues involving retail and professional liability. He has tried more than 70 jury trials to verdict, including in the Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, one of the most favorable plaintiff venues in the nation.

Mr. Rahoy has represented retail clients such as J.C. Penney, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other major national retailers. He has also represented State Farm Automobile Insurance Company and Bi-State Development Agency, the region's mass transit authority. 

In addition to premises liability, Mr. Rahoy has extensive experience in the areas of hospitality, false imprisonment, race discrimination cases for his retail clients, product liability, and transportation law, as well as representation of professional real estate agents and real estate companies.

Professional Affiliations 
ALFA International - Hospitality Law Practice Group
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Board of Directors, Admissions Committee, Diversity Committee, Foundation - Visibility Committee, Ladder Down, Membership Development and Retention Committee, Barbara Currie Scholarship Committee
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

Bar Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Best Lawyers - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, The Best Lawyers in America (2018-2020)
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Recent Favorable Jury Trials 
  • Secured defense verdict in case involving plaintiff who sustained substantial injuries to his knee requiring 15 surgical procedures resulting from a fall that he claimed occurred in a large gap between the end of the platform at a train station and the train. The plaintiff sought $10 million. Rusty Redman vs. Bi-State Development Agency (2018)

  • Successfully defended national retailer in personal injury case. Plaintiff asked for $700,000. The jury awarded $25,500 with more than $115,000 in medical expenses. Jacqueline Geary v. _______ (2014) 

  • Plaintiff’s leg was shattered between two boats with significant disfigurement and more than $125,000 in medical expenses. Plaintiff asked for $900,000, and the jury awarded 75 percent fault to the plaintiff with an award of $100,000. Mindy Stegall v. Dan’s Boats (2013)

  • Obtained defense verdict in case where plaintiff was struck by mass transit train causing severe injuries. Plaintiff asked for $750,000, and the jury returned a defendant’s verdict. Donnie Miles v. Bi-State Development Agency (2012)   

Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, "What's the Count? Case Law Update," Brown & James Kansas City Client Seminar, April 2019 

  • Presenter, “Cyber Hacking and Its Impacts on Corporations,” Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, Amelia Island (March 2015)

  • Presenter, “The Art of Examining Experts,” ALFA International (August 2014)

  • Presenter, “Preparation of the State by State Compendium,” ALFA Hospitality and Retail Group on the issue of the use of social media at trial (August 2014)
  • Presenter, “How to Handle the Mass Casualty Case for National Clients,” (July 2013)
  • Presenter, “Construction Without Destruction: How to Prepare and Prevent as Opposed to Repair and Repent,” Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting (2013)
  • Panel Speaker, “General Session: Security,”  ALFA International Hospitality Conference (2011)
  • Presenter, ”The Impact of Tort Reform on Claims Handling,” State Farm Tort Reform Symposium (2006)
  • Presenter, update on tort reform in Missouri and its impact on claims handling, CNA Professional Claims (Real Estate Professional Department) (2005)
Community Activities
Lindbergh Basketball Coach
Lindbergh School District Committee Member - 2010 Budget Committee
Lindbergh School District Committee Member - Prop R Committee 2006, 2009
Former Eureka, Mo.,  Board of Alderman
Former Crestwood, Mo., Public Works Board Member 

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