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John T. Papa

Attorney & Partner

 

John Papa was born in Granite City, Illinois and raised in Madison, Illinois. His Dad was a steelworker at the local mill. Like a lot of boys back in the 50's, he grew up playing sandlot baseball with his brother and the neighborhood kids. He became a pretty good second baseman and played through high school into his first year of college.

 

At Notre Dame, John majored in government/international  studies and German. He spent one year of college in Innsbruck, Austria. He Graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame and three years later received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Illinois.

 

 John began clerking for Lance Callis in 1973 and joined the firm after his graduation. He has been with the firm since then. John concentrates his practice in the areas of F.E.L.A Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury Law and Municipal and School Law. He has represented injury victims in jury trials in Illinois (16 counties), Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. He has argued cases before eleven appellate courts, including the 6th, 7th and 8th U.S. District Courts, the 8th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and the Supreme Courts of Illinois and West Virginia. John serves at the attorney to the City of Madison, Illinois.

 

John is designated legal counsel to the United Transportation Union. He is a member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Tri-City (President, 1984-1985), Madison County, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

 

John is the father of a daughter, Jessica. When he is not practicing law, he enjoys traveling to his favorite city, San Francisco. John is a loyal fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.

 

EDUCATION

 

University of Notre Dame, B.A., magna cum laude, 1973

University of Illinois, J.D., 1976

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

 

F.E.L.A Law, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Municipal and School Law

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

John is designated legal counsel to the United Transportation Union. He is a member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Tri-City (President, 1984-1985), Madison County, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, National School Boards Association, Council of School Attorneys and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys.

 

ADMITTED

 

1976, Illinois, 1977, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1985, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois and Eastern District of Kentucky, 1986, Missouri, 1986 U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and Western District of Kentucky, 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

 

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