John Harl Campbell
Attorney at Law

Mr. Campbell has been a practicing courtroom lawyer for over 40 years.  He focuses his accident, injury, product liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and business dispute practice on Missouri cities and towns south of I-70 including, Kansas City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Columbia, Jefferson City, Washington, Rolla, Lebanon, Farmington, Cape Girardeau, West Plains, Carthage, Joplin, Springfield, Poplar Bluff, and Lake of the Ozarks.  Mr. Campbell serves as a mediator in civil lawsuits in his practice area, and he is an expert witness in attorney malpractice cases in Missouri.


Mr. Campbell is not only a respected trial lawyer, but also a civil suit mediator and expert witness in malpractice cases.



Medical Malpractice

Product Liability

Business Disputes

Lawyer Malpractice

About Me

Listed in Super Lawyers directory published by Thomson Reuters 2006-2017. Lawyers listed in the Super Lawyer have been selected on the basis of qualifications, experience and peer review. Only 5% of the lawyers in a selected jurisdiction are listed.

Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1990
(recertified in 1995, 2000 and 2005)

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating process
Listed, Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, 2007

Kansas Law Review, 1967-1969

Missouri Bar (member 1969-present)
Task Force for the Delivery of Legal Services, 1975-1976
Tort Council, 1988-1990
Board of Trustees, 1999-2004

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (member 1969-present)
Public Relations Committee 1975-1977
Federal Courts Committee, 1985-1986
Business Torts Committee, 1988-1990 (Vice Chairman and Chairman)
Executive Committee, 1995-1997

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (member 1988-present)
Board of Governors, 1988-1996
Executive Committee, 1996-2001
Legislative Counsel, 2002-present

American Association for Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America ) 1988 to present

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1962-1966 B.A., political science
1966-1969 J.D.

Missouri, 1969-present
United States District Court, western district of Missouri, 1969-present
United States District Court, district of Kansas, 2007-present
United State Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 1982 to present
United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1978 to present
Supreme Court of the United States, 1986 to present

After being admitted to the bar, John practiced with two well respected trial firms in Kansas City, Missouri, and was a co-founder of his own firm in Kansas City in 1980. Since then he has practiced with that firm or its successor. John began his practice at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2001, and continues to practice in that community and in Kansas City. Consultations with John are available by appointment only.

Tried 75-100 jury trials to verdict as lead counsel, including automobile collisions, products liability, premises liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, fraud, antitrust, and wrongful death.

John has also served as legislative advisor to the Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers, evaluating and revising legislation introduced in the Missouri General Assembly since 2001.

Managed and disposed of by settlement or court trials, cases involving:
- wrongful death
- medical malpractice
- legal malpractice
- disputes between insurance companies and their insureds
- cases involving defects in products, including automobiles
- aircraft crashes
- hotel collapses
- commission disputes
- franchisor-franchisee disputes
- insurance agents errors and omissions
- realtor errors and omissions
- breach of trustee's fiduciary duty claims
- disputes among owners of small businesses among themselves at dissolution

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573.346.1155   Camdenton, MO

816.809.4528   Kansas City, MO

PO Box 480947    Kansas City, MO   64148