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John E. Jackson
Ascend ADR

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Kansas City, MO 64113


Description of Practice

The focus of my legal career is the field of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, and settlement allocation and distribution services. I have unique experience in the design and implementation of mass tort and complex resolution programs, including Yaz/Yasmin®, Trasylol®, Renu w/ Moistureloc®, Phenylpropanolamine, and Baycol®. I am the Court appointed Settlement Special Master in In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2740 and In Re: Davol, Inc./C.R. Bard, Inc., Polypropylene Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2846. I am also a member of numerous alternative dispute resolution organizations, including National Arbitration and Mediation (NAM), Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Association of Missouri Mediators, Kansas Bar Association Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Assessment Program for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and Jackson County Circuit Court Mediation Program.

Professional Background

  • Jackson Schreiner LLC,
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP,
  • Employers Reinsurance Corporation (Swiss Re),
  • Baker, Sterchi, Cowden & Rice LLC,
  • Office of the Missouri Attorney General,
  • Deacy & Deacy LLP,
  • Missouri Court of Appeals


  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, JD (1989),
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, BS Sociology (1986)


From hourly and block rates to flat fees, John provides a variety of traditional and non-traditional payment structures to meet the needs of his clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Agriculture & Ranching
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Counselor
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Online Mediator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.