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John Hein is a trial attorney practicing primarily in the area of commercial litigation with an emphasis on title insurance matters, commercial and residential real estate, brokerage fee disputes and construction-related matters.  John's ten years of experience working for Fortune 500 corporations prior to becoming a member of the bar enables him to counsel clients not only on litigation matters, but also on a wide range of business and non-legal issues as well.  John regularly represents property owners, builders, contractors, lenders and national title insurance underwriters throughout the State of Missouri in both State and Federal Courts.


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 2001
    • Honors: Winner, William Pommerantz Award for Trial Advocacy
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1988
    • Major: Economics

Past Positions

  • United States Attorney's Office, Legal Intern, 1999
  • May Merchandising Company, Assistant Market Representative, 1994 to 1997
  • Macy's East, 1990 to 1994

Published Works

  • "When is Reliable Enough: The Use of Expert Testimony After Kumho Tire", Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, 2001

Fraternities Or Sororities

  • Beta Theta Pi

Professional Associations

  • The Missouri Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2001

Representative Cases

  • Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co. v. Miceli, 2015 Mo. App. LEXIS 446 (Mo. App. E.D.), 2015
  • Lemme v. Eagle Bank
  • Empire Dist. Elec. Co. v. Coverdell, 588 S.W.3d 225 (Mo. App. S.D.), 2019
  • Empire Dist. Elec. Co. v. Coverdell Enters., 588 S.W.3d 223 (Mo. App. S.D.), 2019
  • Trs. of Clayton Terrace Subdivision v. 6 Clayton Terrace, LLC, 585 S.W.3d 269 (Mo.), 2019

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder