John D. Cooney

John D. Cooney

800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101
T: (314) 242-5229
F: (314) 242-5429

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University of Missouri - Columbia (J.D., 2008)
Marquette University (B.S., 2005)

John D. Cooney is a principal with Brown & James, P.C., practicing in the firm's St. Louis office. Mr. Cooney represents individuals and corporations, often through their insurers. He concentrates his practice on the defense of civil lawsuits with a particular emphasis on premises liability, products liability, and the defense of uninsured and underinsured motorist cases. Mr. Cooney has significant litigation experience and has taken multiple trials to verdict throughout the State of Missouri. This experience has provided Mr. Cooney with an extensive knowledge base in handling complex and challenging cases, as well as bringing them to a successful conclusion through dispositive motions or trial.

Recent Achievements
Honoree - Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List (2018)

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

Favorable Jury Verdicts
Kuhlenbeck v. Schaefer (2017). Jury Trial in St. Charles County Circuit Court
Mavrakis v. Mary Engelbreit Studios, Inc. (2017).
Jury Trial in St. Louis County Circuit Court
Kuhlman Contracting, LLC v.
Mahne (2016). Jury Trial in St. Charles County Circuit Court
Rancilio v. Abrigo
, et al. (2016). Jury Trial in Madison County Circuit Court
Burch v. Naeger (2015). Jury Trial in Madison County Circuit Court
Runyon v. Runyon (2015). Jury Trial in Pike County Circuit Court
Brent Newman Trucking v. Cross (2014). Jury Trial in Randolph County Circuit Court
Swanson v. Lottmann
(2013). Jury trial in Gasconade County Circuit Court
Argall v. Terry Farm Supply (2013). Jury trial in Ozark County Circuit Court
Mauk v. Mahan (2011). Jury trial in Iron County Circuit Court
Erbe v. Metrotech (2011). Jury trial in St. Charles County Circuit Court
Commercial Bank of Oak Grove v. Odd Fellows Lodge of Oak Grove (2011). Jury Trial in Jackson County Circuit Court

Determining When to Start the Clock: The "Capable of Ascertainment" Standard and Repressed Memory Sexual Abuse Cases. 72 Mo. L. Rev. 633. (2007)

Speaking Engagements
"Case Law Update: 'The Times They Are A-Changin,'" Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium (January 2018)

"The Hot 'New' Cause of Action: Missouri's Merchandising Practices Act," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium (January 2017)

"Valued Policy Statutes, Partial Loss Statutes, and Mortgagee Claims" Grinnell Mutual Claims Seminar (2013)

"Advanced Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law" National Business Institute (March 2013)

"Personal Injury 101" National Business Institute (May 2012)

Academic Honors and Activities
Editorial Board, Missouri Law Review

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