Serving Kansas and Missouri
John D. Tongier
John Tongier is the principal Member of John D. Tongier, LLC. He is licensed and serves as a mediator in a variety of personal injury cases in both Kansas and Missouri, with an emphasis in medical cases, focusing on medical/nursing care issues.
Born in 1957, John grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas in 1979 and his law degree in 1982 from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka. Early in his career, John worked as a litigator for a defense firm in Kansas City as an associate, later becoming a partner with the firm. During this time, John’s practice emphasis was on defending medical claims, however, he found himself drawn to representing plaintiffs and settled his first case for the family of an injured child shortly after associating with the firm.
In 2001, John joined with Dan Strausbaugh to form Strausbaugh & Tongier, L.L.C., where they maintained their practice through 2014. In 2015, John formed John D. Tongier, LLC continuing to devote the vast majority of his practice to representing injured plaintiffs, with a case load equally divided between Kansas and Missouri courts.
For the past 10 years, mediation has been a growing part of John’s practice, until 2018 when it became his primary area of focus. He is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, having served three years on the KBA’s Litigation Section Committee. He is also a long-time member of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. In 2021, John was selected as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals for the State of Kansas. Martindale-Hubbell, the legal directory that rates attorneys based on surveys of the legal community, gave John an “AV rating” – the highest rating for legal ability and integrity.
John is married to wife, Lisa. He has three children and two grandchildren. John enjoys hiking, biking, camping and playing tennis.