Areas of Practice:

  • Business
  • Construction & Design
  • Insurance – Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance – Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Professional Liability

Licensed In:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

John L. Kellogg


John practices in the area of commercial litigation with an emphasis on representing insurance companies in coverage disputes, vexatious refusal to pay claims, and bad faith matters. In his 20+ year career, John has first and second-chaired numerous jury trials and received defense verdicts on behalf of his clients. He has experience in both federal and state courts in Missouri and Kansas including substantial success at the appellate level. John has given CLE presentations on insurance coverage litigation for the Missouri Bar Association and Thomson Reuters. John’s unique attention to detail has helped his clients achieve favorable results both in and out of court. Prior to becoming a lawyer, John utilized his attention for detail as an auditor for a national accounting firm.


Washington University School of Law, J.D.

Washington University College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., Economics

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Professional Practice

  • Partner, Wallace Saunders
  • Member, Of Counsel, Associate, Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice
  • Of Counsel, Rasmussen Dickey Moore
  • Associate, Lathrop & Gage

Professional Licensure

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals


Professional Accomplishments

  • Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars – Insurance Coverage – Super Lawyers Magazine

Notable Cases

  • Casas v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, 35 Kan.App.2d 223, 130 P.3d 1201 (2005)
  • Farmers Ins. Co. v. McGinness, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111215 (W.D. Mo. Jan. 23, 2007)
  • Goodwillie v. Farmers Ins. Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 111787 (W.D. Mo. Dec. 11, 2007)
  • Mathes v. Mid-Century, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46698 (E.D. Mo. June 16, 2008)
  • Great Divide Ins. Co. v. Lake Taneycomo Woods Dev. Improvement Ass’n, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 204002 (W.D. Mo. Dec. 13, 2016)
  • Hylton v. Safe Auto Ins. Co., 514 S.W.3d 704 (Mo. App. 2017)
  • Wilson v. KAL Motel, Inc., 524 S.W.3d 572 (Mo. App. 2017)

Civic Activities

  • Defense Research Institute, Insurance Law Committee
  • Claims and Litigation Management
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers

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To connect with John, reach out via the below email address.