Named the 2013 Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Insurance Law in Cincinnati, John’s practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on insurance coverage matters. He practices in state and federal courts in Ohio and Kentucky. John also litigates professional liability, aviation liability, wrongful death claims, and serious personal injury claims. John is also general counsel for the Western Water Company. John resides in Montgomery with his wife, Gale, and their three children.


• 25 years of civil litigation experience, primarily focusing on insurance coverage, professional liability, aviation liability, and wrongful death litigation
• Insurance coverage review and planning
• General counsel for private water company


• 2013 Lawyer of the Year as honored by Best Lawyers in America
• AV Preeminent peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell – a reflection of having achieved the highest level of professional skill and integrity a lawyer can earn
• Selected and listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law (2009 – 2016)
• Recognized in Super Lawyer Business Edition for Insurance Coverage (2014)
• Selected and listed as one of Ohio’s Super Lawyers (2004-2006, 2010- 2012)


• State of Ohio
• Commonwealth of Kentucky
• Commonwealth of Virginia
• District of Columbia
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• State of Florida
• U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
• U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
• U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

• Cincinnati Bar Association
• Northern Kentucky Bar Association
• Kentucky Bar Association
• Ohio State Bar Association
• CLM – President of Southwestern Ohio Chapter


• Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1987)
• Assumption College (B.A., Valedictorian, 1983)