John has been a licensed and practicing attorney since 1983. His practice includes all areas of civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury law. Over the course of his 33 year career, John has tried to completion well in excess of five hundred (500) jury trials, including personal injury cases, defamation cases, medical malpractice cases, wrongful death cases, malicious prosecution cases, premises liability cases, contract and construction cases, and many insurance defense cases. His focus remains on the actual preparation for and trying jury trials.
John was born and raised in New Jersey, but after high school he and his wife-to-be (Kathy) fled the Garden State. They landed on the east coast of Florida where John majored in serious surfing. John and Kathy married when they were 19 years old. John attended a community college in Cocoa, Florida, then finished his undergraduate degree at University of Central Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 1977. After three years John began law school. He did so at Florida State University College of Law, where he graduated in the top (5) five percent of his class in 1983, while on Law Review and receiving Order of the Coif honors.
John and Kathy took their fourth child home from the hospital on John’s first day of classes in law school. John practiced law for five years with Rogers, Towers, Bailey, Jones, and Gay in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1988, with one wife and now five children, they decided to move to Charlottesville, Virginia, where he began his current practice. John is of course admitted to practice in all Virginia State and Federal Courts.
John enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and adult children and their seven grandchildren, as well as brushing up on his rusting surfing skills.