Overview

John is a partner in the Labor and Employment Department. He has practiced exclusively in the labor and employment law field for more than 35 years, representing employers throughout the country in administrative, arbitration, mediation, trial and appellate proceedings involving all types of labor and employment issues ranging from employment discrimination and wrongful discharge claims to alleged non-compete and wage and hour violations. In addition to being admitted to all Ohio courts; the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for Second, Third and Sixth Circuits; and U.S. District Courts in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois; John frequently provides training to employers and industry groups on human resource “best practices” and litigation avoidance. He has been an adjunct professor at the Capital University Law and Graduate Center since 1987 and co-editor of Ohio Employment Practices Law (Thompson-West) since 1991. John is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® and Chambers USA in the area of Labor and Employment Law and by Ohio Super Lawyers®. He was also nominated as a BTI Client Service All-Star for 2013.

Education

  • The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law  (J.D., 1979)
  • DePauw University  (B.A., cum laude, 1976)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Employment & Labor
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, Ohio
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2013