John J. Marino, Jr.

John J. Marino, Jr. Partner


John J. Marino, Jr. represents the interest of management in all facets of Labor & Employment Law.  Mr. Marino received his juris doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law where he earned a Certificate in Labor and Employment Law.  He received his undergraduate degrees in finance and economics from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  As a lifelong St. Louis resident, Mr. Marino is a proud graduate of St. Louis University High School.

Mr. Marino represents clients throughout the country in all areas of employment law, including employment discrimination claims under Title VII, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the American with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.  He also represents management before the National Labor Relations Board in charges of unfair labor practices, challenges to elections and post-election conduct. Mr. Marino also serves as lead negotiator for a number of organizations in their collective bargaining obligations.  In addition, he advises clients on employment-related matters such as employment contracts, restrictive covenants and the myriad of issues human resource professionals see on a daily basis.

Mr. Marino is very active in the human resource community.  He served on the Board of the St. Louis Chapter of SHRM, including the role of President, for seven years and currently serves on the Missouri SHRM State Council as a Director.  In 2016, Mr. Marino, in conjunction with the Society of Multicultural Human Resources Professional St. Louis, SHRM and the United Way, founded Missouri’s Human Resources Professional Day of Service which coordinates human resource professionals throughout Missouri with various non-profit agencies for volunteer opportunities.  Mr. Marino was also recognized by SHRM National for his work on the Day of Service.

Outside of his professional interests, Mr. Marino is currently serving his second consecutive appointment with the City of Chesterfield Planning and Zoning Commission.  Mr. Marino and his wife are also very active in their community and serve on volunteer boards with various organizations such as St. Patrick Center, St. Louis University High School, Cardinal Glennon and the World Pediatric Project.  Mr. Marino is also very proud to serve as a t-ball and soccer coach for his children’s teams.  He is currently a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Fratellanza Society.

Mr. Marino’s experience prior to joining McMahon Berger includes insurance defense litigation representing corporations in a variety of interests. He has also served as associate in-house counsel, handling a variety of employment and general business issues.


Saint Louis University

St. Louis University



University of Missouri Columbia

University of Missouri, Columbia



Finance and Economics

Admitted To Practice

  • State of Missouri
  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois

Professional Associations

The Missouri Bar Member
Illinois State Bar Association Member
American Bar Association Member
Society for Human Resource Management Member
Human Resource Management Association of Greater St. Louis President

Community Involvement

St. Patrick Center Volunteer
Alumni - Board Member

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