John represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation, mass tort and arbitration matters, with a particular focus on product liability and professional negligence litigation. He represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of industries, including the financial and legal services, trucking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical foods industries. John has significant experience in all phases of litigation, including risk analysis, investigations, pleadings, discovery, trial and appeals.
Prior to joining the firm, John served as a special assistant U.S. attorney with the Southern District of Illinois, where he managed numerous fraud prosecutions and argued before the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
John is active in the firm’s Pro Bono program. He has represented multiple clients through Legal Aid’s Adopt-A-Neighborhood Project, including securing a multi-thousand dollar judgment on behalf of a wrongly evicted father and daughter. He has also defended clients in criminal proceedings and drafted estate planning documents for low-income seniors.
Publications and Presentations
Post Marketing Issues, Food and Drug Law Institute's Introduction to US Medical Device Law and Regulation, Washington D.C., April 13, 2018 (with Stephanie S. McGraw).
Postmarket Surveillance: The Truth Is Never Simple, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, December 11, 2016.
Editorial Board, The Electronic Discovery Institute’s Guide to Spoliation.
Manufacturing Litigation—How Plaintiff Advertising Affects Mass Tort Litigation, Shook, Hardy & Bacon's Update of the Law, Kansas City, Mo. (June 2016).
Attorney Duty to Search Case.net for Juror Nondisclosure: Missouri Supreme Court Rule 69.025, 76 Mo. L. Rev. 493 (2011).