Kelly St. John

Trial Attorney

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Kelly St. John is a seasoned personal injury attorney at DiPasquale Moore. Informed by her experience in personal injury, criminal defense, municipal prosecution, ordinance drafting, and contract review, she works without rest to get the very best results for her clients.

Growing up, Kelly was inspired to pursue a career in law because she saw the difficulties her friends and family members faced with divorce, custody issues, and the like. She wanted to help other children and families avoid running into the same problems. However, her passion did not lie in family law. It wasn’t long until she found she could still make a difference and help people in other areas of the law.

Before turning to personal injury law, Kelly started out her legal career as a criminal defense paralegal. She also clerked for a judge at the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, where she gained invaluable experience and formed lasting connections. Her time in criminal defense effectively armed her with top-tier research skills, which have proved useful when investigating personal injury cases.

At DiPasquale Moore, Kelly treats every client with the compassion and respect they deserve. She takes each case personally, which is why she is so passionate about doing the best job she can. Her approach begins with an assessment of the who, what, when, where, and why of the situation; she then digs deeper to uncover key information to prove the case.

Originally from Manhattan, Kansas, Kelly has now made Olathe her home. She went to high school in a small town called Meriden before attending Washburn University to earn her bachelor’s degree. From there, she moved on to study law at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law.

Kelly is an active member of the community. For instance, she holds membership to numerous professional organizations, including the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City. She was selected to participate in the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association’s Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy and regularly volunteers at the association’s annual telethon, during which lawyers field phone calls from the public and answer basic legal questions. Additionally, she has had the honor of being elected to serve on The Missouri Bar’s Young Lawyers’ Section Council to represent District 3 (Jackson County, Missouri). Her other community work involves raising money for Hope House, Wayside Waifs, and Missouri Pitbull Rescue, among other charitable organizations.

When Kelly is not in the office or helping her neighbors, she enjoys bonding with her dog at the “bark park” and spending time with family and friends. She loves to travel, play softball, participate in a bowling league, and play recreational sand volleyball. And even though she’s a diehard Denver Broncos fan, she often uses her Chiefs season tickets to go to football games.

Licensed In

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Professional Associations

  • Jackson County Law Library, Board Member
  • The Missouri Bar, Young Lawyers’ Section, Council Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, or KCMBA
  • KCMBA Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy, Participant
  • KCMBA Young Lawyers’ Section
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Wayside Waifs, Purr Gamma Bark Sorority Member
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • Missouri Municipal League

Awards And Accolades

  • 2021 Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Missouri and Kansas


  • Pre Litigation


  • University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, J.D.
  • Washburn University, B.A.


Kansas City Office

4600 Madison Ave. ,
Suite 1200

Kansas City, MO 64112
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