John is a highly skilled litigator with more than 20 years of experience in commercial, business, and civil litigation. He defends a wide range of clients in insurance defense, premises liability, product liability, management and professional liability, construction injury, environmental, aviation, maritime, and personal injury matters. John has handled all aspects of civil litigation from pre-litigation investigation to preparation of pleadings, motion practice, factual and expert discovery, pretrial preparation, settlement negotiation, mediation, trial, post-trial and appeal in California’s superior and federal courts.
John earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s from Webster University, and his J.D. from the University of Southern California Law Center. Before attending law school, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a CH-53 helicopter pilot for eight years on active duty and for two years in the reserves, where he achieved the rank of Major.