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The POWER List 2023: John Reeves

John Reeves Reeves Law, Clayton

John Reeves’ amicus briefs pack a punch alongside the rest of his appellate practice.

In 2022, Reeves represented a lender in its breach of contract claim after a valet service failed to pay back a 2012 loan by its 2018 maturity date and still owed about $145,000 by the time March 2020 lockdowns began and the valet service could not operate. The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District determined that the company could not use the “doctrine of impossibility” to repay the loan.

A year prior, Reeves wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers that urged the Missouri Supreme Court to overturn two cases that expanded the Missouri Constitution’s right to a trial by jury.

Reeves co-founded The Missouri Bar appellate practice committee in 2019 and continues to co-chair the state bar’s efforts to further professional development in the area of law.

Reeves earned his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. He served as an assistant attorney general for six years before entering private practice in 2015. He opened his own private practice in 2019.

The POWER List: Appellate Law 2023