The August 2020 Missouri Supreme Court decision of Green v. Fotoohighiam, 606 S.W.3d 113 (Mo. 2020), is the most significant ruling on summary judgment procedure since the ITT decision nearly 30 years earlier. This CLE will discuss what Green's consequences are in terms of what portions of the record may be relied upon for establishing summary judgment. It will also discuss how Green creates significant differences between summary judgment procedures in Missouri state court and summary judgment procedures in Missouri federal court.
Speaker & Moderator: John M. Reeves, Jr., Reeves Law LLC, St. Louis
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John Reeves is the founder and member of Reeves Law LLC in St. Louis. After serving as an assistant attorney general in the Missouri Attorney General's Office 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.
In October 2019, Mr. Reeves co-founded The Missouri Bar’s Appellate Practice Committee. 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.
Mr. Reeves received his Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in 2007. He received undergraduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004.