JoAnn is a zealous trial and appellate advocate within the firm’s Real Estate, Development & Construction group. She represents public and private entities in real estate, zoning and municipal disputes, and she handles a variety of complex commercial litigation matters. JoAnn has also represented corporate and financial institutions in numerous disputes relating to contracts, mortgages and loan agreements.
JoAnn has briefed and argued precedent-setting cases involving commercial and constitutional issues in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Courts of Appeal and the appellate courts of numerous other states. She is experienced in the preparation of transfer applications, writ petitions and other pleadings in the appellate courts, and she pursues creative options for success on appeal.
She is co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Specialty Center, co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, and a member of the firm’s Partner Board.