John G. Doyen

Senior Partner

I am convinced that thorough preparation and commitment to the truth are absolutely essential for being a seasoned, successful and accomplished trial lawyer. I believe that trying cases is comparable to running a marathon because it requires a lot of preparation with a firm commitment to crossing the finish line with a successful run. Throughout my 48 years of trial practice, I have built a solid reputation that I am proud of based on my professionalism with my clients, colleagues and the Judiciary.”


John G. Doyen was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1964. He was graduated from Missouri State University (A.B. 1961); Washington University Law School (J.D. 1964).


• Missouri Bar (inactive)

Practice Areas

• Appellate Practice
• Fraud and Arson
• Insurance Coverage
• Insurance Defense
• Medical Malpractice Defense
• Premises Liability
• Products Liability


John Doyen and Bernard Brinker have been together in the practice of law for 48 years. John has practiced almost exclusively as an Insurance Defense Trial Lawyer along with the related Appellate Practice. He has taken voluminous trials to a verdict in a variety of Insurance Defense cases involving Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Premises Liability, Insurance Coverage, and Fraud and Arson. John has been awarded a rating of AV Preeminent and has had the Highest Possible Peer Review Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards for over 40 years. And Brinker & Doyen, L.L.P., has been accepted to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers with the Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.

Around the Office

In John’s office, you’ll find …

John ran his first marathon at 41 and has inspired many other B&D attorneys to do the same.

He likes to play it. He likes to read about it. And of course, he likes to win at it.

This keepsake commemorates the year John made partner at the firm now known as Brinker & Doyen.