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John L. Walker
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Belleville Attorney
John L. Walker

Phone: 314.421.1850


Languages: English

John Walker is a principal at Roberts Perryman. His practice focuses on Transportation Law and Trucking Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense and Toxic Torts. John has defended trucking companies, chemical companies, sand companies, and pharmaceutical companies throughout Missouri and Illinois.

Having a biology and medical background, John has a natural affinity for toxic torts and started his legal career defending Northeastern Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company against claims of dioxin poisoning at Times Beach, Missouri. The Times Beach litigation was on the forefront of toxic tort litigation and environmental buyout issues. John through the years has represented clients with mass tort problems including asbestos, lead and silica.

The Times Beach litigation also generated new law on insurance coverage regarding pollution exclusion clauses in insurance contracts. John continues to provide insurance coverage opinions on general liability, automobile, trucking, cargo, and professional liability policies. John also assists clients regarding third party bad faith and first party vexatious refusal to pay issues.

In recent years, John’s practice, as well as that of the firm, has focused on Transportation Law and Trucking Litigation. The defense of trucking companies requires familiarity with the trucking industry which Roberts Perryman has strived to do over the years. John and the firm actively participate in state trucking associations, as well as professional organizations involving all facets of the trucking and transportation industries. John has tried trucking cases involving serious injury and wrongful death. John also assists clients with obtaining motor carrier authority, drafting shipper agreements, and handling cargo claims.

When John is away from the office, you can find him on one of Missouri’s streams fly-fishing.

Practice Areas:

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Transportation and Trucking
  • Environmental and Toxic Torts


  • Denison University (B.S. Pre-Medicine, 1976)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (M.A. Biology, Major: Ecology; Minor: Physiology, 1979)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia (J.D. 1984)

Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri, 1985
  • Illinois, 1995
  • Also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the 7th, 8th and 11th Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Order of Barristers
  • Lawyer’s Association of St. Louis
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Truckload Carriers Association


  • St. Louis, Missouri; March 13, 1954

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Roberts Perryman

6608 West Main Street
Suite 1
Belleville, IL 62223
United States

Law Firm Contact: Ted L. Perryman

Tel: 314.421.1850

Fax: 314.421.4346



Member Since: 2017

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