John Reeves is an appellate specialist. After serving as an Assistant Missouri Attorney General for over six years, he entered private practice in 2015 and opened his own firm in 2019. He has personally authored over 270 appellate briefs and has conducted oral arguments in all three districts of the Missouri Court of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the federal Eighth Circuit. In addition, Mr. Reeves has personally authored both certiorari petitions and applications for extraordinary relief before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Reeves has also written numerous dispositive motions in both federal and state court.
Mr. Reeves also provides consulting services to trial attorneys about preserving matters for appeal and drafting dispositive motions. His practice also includes serving as defense counsel in civil matters, including constitutional matters (§1983 litigation), commercial law, personal injury matters, municipal law, employment discrimination, and insurance coverage disputes.
In October 2019, Mr. Reeves co-founded the Missouri Bar’s Appellate Practice Committee, the first statewide organization in Missouri devoted to furthering professional development for attorneys in appellate matters. He presently serves as the committee’s co-chair. In 2021, Mr. Reeves received the Outstanding Service Award from the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers for his amicus appellate briefing on MODL’s behalf. That same year, he also received the International Municipal Lawyers’ Association Amicus Service Award for an amicus brief he filed in support of a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Contact Reeves Law today to schedule an appointment to discuss your appeal or to have him sit in on your current trial and case.
J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2007
A.M., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
A.B., Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
Visiting Student, University of Oxford (Hertford College), Hilary and Trinity Terms, 2003
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri