With extensive and varied legal experience, John brings a significant depth of legal skills and knowledge to litigation clients. John represents clients in a variety of industries when they are involved in disputes pending in state and federal court, arbitration, and administrative tribunals. His experience includes contract litigation, construction claims, class action lawsuits, public utility disputes and products liability cases.
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.
John previously worked for several years in the Columbus office of a global law firm and 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.
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.
Honors & Recognitions
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation - Real Estate (2024)
- Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars, Civil Litigation: Defense (2023)
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)
News & Events
- 93 Calfee Attorneys Recognized as Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Award Recipients; 6 Named “Lawyers of the Year”The Best Lawyers in America, 2024 edition,
- Ohio Super Lawyers,
- The BTI Consulting Group, Inc.,
- Calfee Ranks Among Top 33% of Law Firms in 2022 BTI Client Service A-Team List; Recognized as One of 59 Most Improved Law FirmsThe BTI Consulting Group, Inc.,
- Honorable Michael H. Watson, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (2017-2021)
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio