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John W. Grimm

Education

• University of Missouri – Kansas City, JD 1987
• Southeast Missouri State University, BS. Major: Political Science.  Minor: Speech Communication 1984
• Civil Mediator Training, University of Missouri – Columbia 2004
• Advanced Mediator Training – U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2005, 2011, 2014, 2016

Accomplishments

Member of The Limbaugh Firm in Cape Girardeau, Missouri since 2003. Predominately engaged in civil litigation practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants, including employment, commercial, construction, insurance coverage and defense, and personal injury.  Certified as a mediator in the U.S. District Court E.D. of Missouri and qualified as a mediator in Missouri state courts, mediating approximately 25-30 cases per year. Circuit Judge, 32nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties, Missouri 1993-2003. Appointed by Gov. Mel Carnahan to fill vacancy as trial judge for a three-county circuit.  Elected to a full six-year term in 1994.  Re-elected without opposition in 2000.  As a trial judge, presided over hundreds of jury and non-jury trials.  Resigned to return to private practice. Law Clerk for the Hon. Stephen N. Limbaugh, Sr., United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri 1987-1989.

Affiliations

• ADR Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (2013-Present)
• Federal Practice Committee for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (2016-Present)
• The Missouri Bar (Board of Governors, 2010-Present; Young Lawyers Section Council, 1991-1995)
• Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Domestic Relations Cases (1998-2003)