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Kent State University (B.A., 1967)
Ohio State University (J.D., 1970)
Ohio Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Also licensed in Florida and Colorado.
American Bar Association; Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association; Defense Research Institute; International Association of Insurance Defense Counsel (Legal Malpractice Committee); Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys; Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL); American Board of Trial Lawyers; Columbus and Ohio State Bar Foundation Member 1999 to Present. Board Certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy in Pre-trial and Civil Litigation 2000-present and also served as a member of the Board of Trial Advocacy, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.
John’s experience includes over 15 years as a mediator in US District Court Southern Division, and as an arbitrator and private mediator in Ohio. John has tried numerous cases to jury verdict throughout Ohio. Over the years he has been a lecturer for CLE programs and a speaker and author on topics such as preventing legal malpractice, civil defense issues, updates on tort law in Ohio, and has participated in mock trials for legal professional organizations.
Martindale and Hubbell AV rated and listed in Bar Registry of
Preeminent Lawyers 2004 to present
Ohio Legal Center’s “Award of Merit”
American Arbitration Association’s “Service Award”
Ohio Super Lawyers 2004 to present (civil litigation defense)
Erie Insurance Group v. Fisher, Ohio, 15 Ohio St 3d 380
Hillman v. Hastings Mutual Insurance Co., 68 Ohio St., 3d 238, 626 N.E.2d 73 (1994).
Brinkman v. Ross, 68 Ohio St. 3d 82, 623 N.E.2d 1175 (1993).
Office of the Disciplinary Counsel v. Sarah Harper 77 Ohio St. 3d 211, 673 N.E. 2d 1253(1996)
Shoemaker v. Gindlesberger, 118 Ohio St.3d 226, 2008-Ohio-2012, 887 N.E.2d 1167