John is a litigator and trial lawyer with thirty years of experience in complex litigation, including securities, financial and accounting fraud, intellectual property, business torts, products liability, insurance coverage and catastrophic injury. John has tried cases in rural county courthouses and defended bet-the-company federal class actions. As a partner at leading AmLaw ranked firms and as a small law firm owner, he has represented individuals, small businesses and start-ups, corporate leaders and Fortune 100 companies. John has represented clients in cases and matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, Georgia Office of the Attorney General,Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the CFB Board and other federal and state agencies and industry regulators.
Education and Professional Background
After graduating magna cum laude from Princeton University, John received his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He began his legal career at Jones Day, and was a partner at Morris Manning & Martin, and Locke Lord. John has been recognized by judges and lawyers as a Martindale AV Preeminent Attorney, the highest possible ranking for professionalism and ethics.
John works pro bono and volunteers his time for non-profits, which have included Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Innocence Project, JDRF, and Big Bethel AME Church. He has served on the boards of an animal shelter, an organization serving at-risk high school students, and his homeowners’ association. He lives in metro Atlanta with his wife, Louise, and a menagerie of canine and feline rescues. They have three grown sons who have flown the nest. The rest of the time, he reads widely, loves to cook, and enjoys living next to Kennesaw Mountain.