John concentrates his practice on complex product liability matters. He defends manufacturers of products from a variety of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

Applying the insights he gained as an appellate clerk to better serve his clients, John uses a detail-oriented and methodical approach at all stages of litigation—from jurisdictional issues at the onset of cases through the appeals process. He has successfully authored or argued hundreds of motions, handled all phases of discovery, and managed multidistrict litigation dockets in the tens of thousands of cases. After handling cases in over 20 states and multiple countries, John is comfortable defending companies in any courtroom.  

Notably, John’s appreciation of strategic legal writing and civil procedure has helped obtain favorable court orders and rulings on removal and jurisdictional issues, motions to stay, motions to dismiss, motions for judgment on the pleadings, discovery disputes, motions for summary judgment, pre- and post-arbitration briefing and pre-trial briefing. And outside of issues before the court, John has counseled clients on pre-litigation disputes, settlement and regulatory matters.  

Before joining Shook, John was an associate with a national law firm in Minneapolis, where he defended and obtained favorable results for companies in high-stakes product liability and commercial litigation.  John’s accomplishments earned him the recognition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch since 2021—an award reserved for select attorneys who have displayed outstanding professional excellence.