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John Morthland

Areas of Competence:

Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment, Insurance, Medical Malpractice / Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Professional Liability / Malpractice, Real Property

Morthland
 

Professional Experience:

John Morthland is the Senior and Managing attorney of the firm of Wasinger Parham, LLC in Hannibal, Missouri, where he has been engaged in civil practice and litigation since 1977. He received his law degree from Loyola University of the South Law School and has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

As part of a firm that handles both plaintiff’s and defense practices, he has first chaired more than 65 jury trials, including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, insurance defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, will contests, condemnation and civil rights litigation matters. He has also argued numerous cases in front of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Missouri Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit. He has served as an arbitrator on several matters including on a 3-panel personal injury matter involving the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Mr. Morthland is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, and a board member of the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. He received the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award from the Missouri Bar in 1985 and was recently honored with the Ben Ely Outstanding Defense Lawyer Award from the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers. In 2009 Mr. Morthland was admitted as a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Missouri Bar Association, 40+ years
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, 30+ years
  • International Association of Defense Control, 35+  years

 

Education:

  • B.A. Science in Business Administration, University of Missouri, 1973
  • J.D., Loyola University, 1976

 

Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • American College of Trial Lawyers

 

Honors:

  • Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award, Missouri Bar, 1985
  • Ben Ely Outstanding Defense Lawyer Award, Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, 2013

Headquartered

Hannibal, MO

Available for Service

6 Alaris Office Locations

ST. LOUIS (Headquarters)

711 North 11th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63101

314.644.2191
Trena Hutchins
Scheduling Manager

CAPE GIRARDEAU

3095 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

573.200.7900
Abigail Cobb
Regional Office Manager

COLUMBIA

2511 Broadway Bluffs, Suite 201
Columbia, MO 65201

573.449.0561
Jessica Gifford
Regional Office Manager

JEFFERSON CITY

3432 West Truman Boulevard, Suite 207
Jefferson City, MO 65109

573.636.7551
Sara Waggoner
Regional Office Manager

KANSAS CITY

1608 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

816.221.1160
Samantha Liechty
Regional Office Manager

SPRINGFIELD (Missouri)

2422 East Madrid Street
Springfield, MO 65804

417.877.9700
Darlene Jones
Regional Office Manager