John Kershman

230 S Bemiston
Clayton, Missouri 63105
United States
Office Phone: (636) 542-1951
Member since 2015
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

John D. Kershman is a founding partner of Ahearn Kershman, LLC. There he focuses his practice on complex domestic litigation and appeals including family law mediation and Collaborative family law. He is admitted to practice in Missouri; and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Federal districts; and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. He is a graduate of Washington University Law School where he has been an adjunct professor of law since 2007. There, he instructs Education Law and U.S. Law and Methods for the LL.M. program and has been a coach of the law school's National Appellate Advocacy Team capturing three consecutive national championships. Mr. Kershman was selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star through Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Mr. Kershman has been selected in 2015 and 2016 as a Member of the Nation's Top One Percent by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel - Nation's Top Attorneys. Additionally he has received a 10/10 Superb Rating from Avvo as well as been selected by The National Advocates as among the Top 100 Lawyers, Matrimonial and Family Law. He was named a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Missouri by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2016. He has presented on Family Law at Washington University Law School as well as for NBI-National Business Institute, West LegalEdcenter, and the Missouri Bar.

Area(s) of Practice: Complex domestic litigation and appeals including International Child custody, family law mediation and Collaborative family law.
License(s): Missouri United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Professional Activities

Missouri Bar Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Undergraduate Education

St. John's University

Postgraduate Education

Webster University

Professional Education

Washington University in St. Louis School of Law