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Overview

With extensive and varied legal experience, including serving as an Associate for a global law firm, contract negotiator for the U.S. Air Force, and as a Judicial Law Clerk, John brings a unique perspective and depth of legal skills and knowledge to litigation clients.

Prior to joining Calfee in 2021, John served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael H. Watson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. There, John researched and drafted opinions on a diverse range of civil and criminal matters.

John previously worked for several years in the Columbus office of a global law firm

John also served as a Contract Negotiator for the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, where he acted as the primary business adviser for the acquisition of aircraft modifications and research for the Air Force Research Lab’s Sensors Directorate, the Global Hawk (unmanned surveillance aircraft) program office, and the Presidential Aircraft (Air Force One) program office.

John earned his J.D., cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he was the Managing Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal. He earned his B.A. in History, magna cum laude, from The Ohio State University.

Prior to beginning his legal career, John served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, where his experience included one combat tour in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom III) and six years of service as a mortarman.

Education

J.D., cum laude, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Managing Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal, 2009

B.A., magna cum laude, History, The Ohio State University, Honors Student, 2006

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Pro bono representation of veterans

  • Assistant Treasurer and Board Member, local church

  • Middle school and high school youth leader (10+ years)

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Clerkships

  • Honorable Michael H. Watson, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (2017-2021)

Licensed In

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
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