Kathleen J. St. John

Kathleen J. St. John

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Nurenberg Paris Heller & McCarthy Co., L.P.A.
 | 600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: 216-621-2300
Fax: 216-771-2242
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2010, 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Kathleen J. St. John brings more than 25 years of experience to Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy. A vital part of our legal team, Kathleen leads the appellate, research, and writing departments at our firm.

In 1982, Kathleen earned her Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, graduating cum laude. After law school, she started her legal career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Alvin I. Krenzler of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division.

Kathleen serves as an officer of the Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys (CATA) and as editor of CATA News. She was selected for inclusion in the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers® for appellate law—an honor given to attorneys who have attained a high degree of achievement and peer recognition.

Taking particular interest in the academic success of young adults, she has acted as a volunteer judge for the Ohio High School Mock Trial program sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law Related Education. She also has volunteered in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 3Rs program teaching constitutional law to tenth grade students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Kathleen was formerly a volunteer instructor in both adult literacy and English as a second language (ESL) programs sponsored by Project Learn.

About Kathleen St. John

Admitted: 1982, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.nphm.com/about-us/attorneys/kathleen-st-john/

Honors/Awards:

  • President's Award, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2009
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1995, 1995
  • Ohio Bar, 1982
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, Ohio State Bar Association, The Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District, Life Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Taking particular interest in the academic success of young adults, she has acted as a volunteer judge for the Ohio High School Mock Trial program sponsored by the Ohio Center for Law Related Education. She also has volunteered in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 3Rs program where she teaches constitutional law to tenth grade students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Kathleen was formerly a volunteer instructor in both adult literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs sponsored by Project Learn.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • What is the Status of Workers' Compensation Subrogation in Ohio?, 45th Ohio Association of Justice Annual Convention, 2002
  • Tort Reform, Panel Discussion Co-Chairperson, The Judicial Conference of the Eighth Judicial District, 2007
  • Stare Decisis, Insurance Law Seminar, Ohio Association of Justice, 2003
  • Jurisdiction, Venue, and Associated Internet Issues in Municipal and County Courts, The Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College, 2011
  • Destroying Subrogation Rights Without the UM/UIM Carrier's Consent, Auto Insurance Seminar, Ohio Association for Justice, 2002
  • Constitutional Challenges in Your Personal Injury Practice, Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys, 2001
  • Case Law Update: Recent Ohio Supreme Court Cases Relevant to Personal Injury Practice, Lorain County Bar Association, 2009
  • “Medical Authorizations and Your Client's Right to Privacy,” CATA News, Winter 2010-2011.
  • “The Havel Anomaly,” CATA News, Spring 2012.
  • “Keeping Out Criminal History Evidence In Personal Injury Cases,” CATA News, Winter 2012 – 2013.
  • “What Lies Beneath: Workers' Compensation Subrogation in the Wake of Holeton v. Crouse Cartage Co.,” 12, Ohio Trial Magazine, 2001.
  • “S.B. 227: Workers' Compensation Subrogation Rights,” 14, Ohio Trial, Issue 1, Spring 2004.
  • “Personal Jurisdiction over the Foreign Defendant: Brown, Nicastro, and the Internet,” CATA News, Winter 2011-2012.
  • Medical Authorizations and Your Client's Right to Privacy, CATA News, Winter 2010-2011

Educational Background:

  • Ohio University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1979

Industry Groups

  • Cleveland Academy Of Trial Attorneys
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio Association For Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Office Location for Kathleen J. St. John

600 Superior Avenue East
Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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