John L. Trunko is a director and senior legal auditor with the legal consulting and auditing firm of Stuart, Maue, Mitchell & James in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Trunko has reviewed in excess of $1 billion in legal fees and costs for numerous clients throughout the United States and Europe, including Fortune 500 corporations, major insurance carriers, governmental agencies and courts. He has served as a consulting expert and has testified as an expert witness on attorneys’ fees in litigated fee disputes including complex litigation and class actions, and has assisted clients with the development and implementation of billing guidelines and legal cost management programs.
Mr. Trunko is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and is a licensed attorney in the states of Missouri and California. Before coming to Stuart Maue, he practiced law for 12 years as a litigator in St. Louis, Missouri, and Orange County, California. His litigation background includes significant trial experience and complex case involvement.