John represents and advises employers in all aspects of employment law matters. He is experienced in litigating cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He has successfully represented clients in matters involving claims of discrimination; harassment and retaliation in the workplace; whistleblower retaliation; wage and hour violations; breach of employment contracts; and other employment-related claims. John is well-versed in single-plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, and class/collective litigation.

Prior to joining Constangy, John was an attorney at a plaintiffs’ firm in Kansas City where he represented employees on an individual and class-wide basis. His experience representing employees gives John a valuable perspective in his representation of employers.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Rising Star, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® (2017-2021)
  • "Ones to Watch," Best Lawyers® (2022-2023)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
    • Young Lawyers Section, Board Member, 2018-Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

About Me

John enjoys watching and attending professional sporting events. He is an avid fan of NBA basketball, the Kansas City Chiefs, and Sporting Kansas City. John also enjoys staying active by participating in recreational sports leagues.

John resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife, Mickaela, their two wonderful daughters, Charlie and Joey, and their pug, Farley.

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Washburn University School of Law

  • J.D., 2014

Truman State University

  • ­ B.A., Business Administration, 2011

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 2014
  • Kansas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
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