John R. McLeod

John R. McLeod

800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101
T: (314) 242-5272
F: (314) 242-5472

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Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 2008)
University of Missouri-Columbia (B.S., computer engineering, magna cum laude, 2004)

John R. McLeod
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John McLeod is a principal at Brown & James, practicing in the firm's St. Louis office. He practices in the areas of premises and retail liability, product liability, transportation, and insurance defense. He regularly handles cases in both state and federal courts in the State of Missouri. Mr. McLeod works on cases through all stages of litigation, from initial investigation through trial.

In addition to his role as chair of the firm’s Associate Training Committee, Mr. McLeod routinely conducts presentations for the insurance, risk management, and transportation industries on Missouri and Illinois law. 

Recent Achievements
Rising Stars - Insurance Coverage, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2018)
Up & Coming Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly (2017)  

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
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Recent Trials

  • Secured a defense verdict in a slip and fall case in Jersey County, Ill. Plaintiff claimed to have slipped in a puddle on the floor. Testimony revealed he saw workers with a mop in hand and walked past a wet floor sign. King v. Tom’s Supermarket

Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, "The Techno Revolution: Using Technology in Litigation and Claims Investigation," Brown & James General Defense and Insurance Law Symposium, January 2019

  • Presenter, "Release Me! Pre-Injury Releases and Waivers in Missouri," Brown & James webinar, October 2018

  • Presenter, "Repelling the Reptile," Atlanta Regional Seminar on Transportation Legal Issues, ALFA International, August 2018

  • Presenter, "Forecasting the Future: Co-Employee Liability in Missouri," Brown & James webinar, April 2018

  • Presenter, "Reptile Theory: Still Crawling Around," St. Louis Regional Seminar on Legal Issues Impacting the Transportation Industry, ALFA International, February 2018 

  • Presenter, "So You Found an Incriminating Social Media Post – Now What?" Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium, January 2018 

  • Presenter, "Throwing 'Junk Science' Away: Missouri Adopts New Standard for Expert Testimony," 2017 Brown & James Tort Reform Seminar: A New Day in Missouri, September 2017  

  • Presenter, "The Pendulum Swings Back: Bringing Suit in Missouri Just Got Tougher," Brown & James Webinar, August 2017

  • Presenter, "Throwing 'Junk Science' Away: Missouri Adopts New Standard for Expert Testimony," Brown & James Webinar, June 2017

  • Presenter, "From Facebook to the Courtroom: The Strategic and Practical Use of Social Media in Litigation," ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Regional Seminar (February 2017)
  • Presenter, "Is It High Noon? Premises Liability Claims Involving Conceal-Carry and Gun Rights," Brown & James General Defense & Insurance Law Symposium (January 2017)
  • Presenter, "Facing Facts," ALFA International Regional Seminar (October 2013)
"Mandatory Relation Back: Krupski v. Costa Crociere, S.p.A.," The Firm Inquiry, Summer 2010

Academic Honors and Activities
Editor, Saint Louis University Law Journal
Intellectual Property Moot Court Team

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