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Regularly travels out of state to: MissouriOther ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation
- Practice Commenced: 2005
- Total Mediations (as of Sep 2022): 350
- KANSAS CITY/OVERLAND PARK
- MANHATTAN JUNCTION
John is the principal Member of John D. Tongier, LLC in Overland Park, Kansas, having practiced in the Kansas City area for nearly 40 years. He is licensed to practice and mediates cases in both Kansas and Missouri, with an emphasis in personal injury and medical negligence claims.
Early in his career, John worked for an insurance defense firm in Kansas City, Kansas, where his litigation practice primarily focused on defending general liability and medical claims. In 2001, he partnered with another attorney in Overland Park, and devoted his time to representing injured plaintiffs. In 2015, John’s practice emphasis began to shift almost exclusively towards mediation, with his caseload equally situated between Kansas and Missouri. John’s areas of mediation experience include medical negligence, wrongful death, birth trauma and surgical injuries as well as all areas of nursing home negligence. He enjoys an “AV rating” with Martindale-Hubbell.
When John mediates a case, he is not just a message-carrier or a facilitator. His mediation philosophy is simple: Engage in every effort and offer strategic input, within ethical parameters, to try to get the case settled. John is married to wife, Lisa, and has three children along with two grandkids. He enjoys hiking, biking and playing tennis.
- Banking & Finance
- Civil Rights
- Contract Disputes
- Elder Abuse
- Health Care
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Wrongful Death
- Undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in 1979
- Law degree in 1982 from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka
Memberships & Affiliations
- Member of the Kansas Bar Association, served three years on the KBA's Litigation Section Committee.
- Long-time member of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
- Martindale-Hubbell, “AV rating”
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