Johnny Suermann defends clients in commercial general liability claims. He focuses his representation on personal injury and property damage claims involving medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, professional liability, and transportation matters.

Further, Johnny engages in all phases of litigation, including: pleadings, complex discovery, legal research, motion practice, depositions, trial, and—if necessary—appellate advocacy.

Professional Background

Before joining Hinshaw, Johnny worked at a large litigation firm in St. Louis. He gained extensive knowledge and experience defending several Fortune 500 companies in products liability and premises liability cases in some of the most challenging venues in the country, including the City of St. Louis and Madison County, Illinois. Johnny also served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Missouri Attorney General in Jefferson City.

During law school, Johnny was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Mark S. Davis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Additionally, Johnny clerked in Clayton, Missouri at the private law firm of a former U.S. Attorney General.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2018–Present
  • Christian Legal Society, Member, 2017–Present
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Member, 2015–Present
  • The Missouri Bar, Member, 2013–Present
  • The Federalist Society, Member, 2013–Present


In his free time, Johnny enjoys spending time with his family, reading political philosophy and history, and being active in his church.

Community/Civic Activities

  •  New Covenant Legal Services, Pro Bono Attorney

J.D., cum laude, Regent University School of Law, 2013

  • Articles Editor, Regent University Law Review

B.S., Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2006