John E. Bordeau


Sanders Warren & Russell LLP
11225 College Blvd.
Suite 450
Overland Park, KS 66210

Tel: 913.234.6100


John has 25 years of trial and litigation experience handling complex tort litigation in the areas of construction defects, personal injury, professional negligence and product liability. He has represented architects, engineers, attorneys, and financial professionals in malpractice claims in state and federal court.

His construction practice includes representation of owners, contractors, and insurers. John’s product practice includes defense of medical and industrial product manufacturers in death and injury cases.

John has litigated and mediated hundreds of matters, always focusing on resolving claims as early as possible, with the least possible expense to his clients. John’s early practice included handling personal injury and property damage claims of all sizes and types, including trucking, auto, premises liability, and medical malpractice.

John has been named a Super Lawyer in Kansas and Missouri every year since 2013.

The SWR construction litigation practice group has over 100 years of combined experience representing general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, owners, developers, insurers and sureties in nearly every aspect of construction-related litigation. SWR regularly defends and prosecutes construction and design professional defect cases. Additionally, the SWR construction attorneys have experience with all types of payment issues, including, but not limited to, the filing and defending of mechanic’s liens and lien foreclosure actions, breach of contract and warranty actions and collections and payment-related litigation.

When disputes arise before, during or after a project, the attorneys at SWR work closely with our clients to develop cost-effective and reasonable strategies to resolve disputes through mediation, arbitration or litigation. Our practice extends throughout state and federal courts in the entire Midwest.

In addition to our construction litigation services, SWR offers advice and counseling to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, industry standards, government regulations and best practices in order to prevent clients from incurring unnecessary costs and expenses of litigation. We also conduct in-house seminars and training sessions in connection with construction-related issues, along with providing advice and counseling on company policies, manuals and training programs.

SWR attorneys have substantial experience with all of the standard forms of contracts and bonding documents, such as AIA, ConsensusDocs, EJCDC and government-mandated forms. SWRS’ construction lawyers also have significant experience drafting, modifying and reviewing contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, joint venture agreements, lien waivers, indemnity agreements and other construction-related documents to meet the specific needs of our clients.

Sanders Warren & Russell LLP was founded in 1999 with a commitment to providing quality and effective representation to its clients in all facets of civil litigation. Starting with eleven lawyers, the firm has been one of the fastest growing law firms in Kansas City and now has over 30 attorneys and three offices across the region. We attribute this growth to our client focused approach to handling cases and claims.

We partner with our clients to develop a detailed, cost-effective, and proactive strategy to ensure that their concerns are addressed and their interests are protected. We recognize the importance of keeping our clients informed at each stage of the litigation process and engaging them in the decision-making process, whether that be to ultimately take a case to trial or to seek a fair and practical resolution of litigation. The firm also boasts one of Kansas City’s most robust and well-respected mediation practices, which gives our attorneys a unique and invaluable resource for evaluating and resolving cases.

We have effectively represented clients in significant injury, death and damages claims in the areas of product liability, trucking/transportation liability, premises liability, construction law, and professional liability, and our attorneys have been recognized for obtaining some of the top defense verdicts in Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Included in our representative clients are construction companies, doctors, lawyers, nursing homes, architects and engineers, real estate professionals, small business owners and individuals.