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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211

Direct: (913) 647-7962
Main: (913) 387-1600
Fax: (913) 928-6739

Email: jwitten@rousepc.com
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Bar & Court Admissions

Kansas, 2008
Missouri, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri


  • University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Law, J.D. 2007
  • University of Kansas, B.A. 2004


John focuses on a wide variety of litigation, including medical malpractice defense, business litigation, construction law, labor and employment, and higher education law. John has litigation, trial, and appellate experience in state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. John applies successful strategies during the discovery phase of lawsuits to prompt favorable settlements and dismissals, has obtained summary judgment on behalf of multiple clients, has prosecuted and defended several cases to a favorable verdict for his clients, and has successfully briefed and argued multiple appeals.

John graduated Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. While in law school, John was a member of the UMKC Law Review Editorial Board, served as a staff member on the Urban Lawyer, was a member of UMKC’s National and ABA Moot Court teams, and was a research assistant to Professor Robert Klonoff. While in law school, John also spent a summer semester studying law in Ireland.

John lives in Overland Park with his wife and four children and is an active member of Curé of Ars Catholic Church.

Areas of Practice


  • Birth Injury
  • Consumer Protection Act Claims
  • Negligent Retention and Supervision Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Activities and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court, 2010

Honors and Recognition

  • Selected by Super Lawyers as a Missouri and Kansas Rising Star, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Selected by Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly for Top Defense Verdicts and Judgments, 2019
  • Selected to Benchmark 40 & Under Hot List for Litigators, 2018 and 2020

Personal Note

John lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife and four children.