John has received several million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf
of his clients including a verdict of $12.1 Million against the manufacturer
of a defective lathe which caused the death of a young man, and a verdict
of $5.475 Million against the manufacturer of a defective pain medication
pump which destroyed the cartilage in a man's shoulder. John's
verdict against the pain pump manufacturer was the first in the country
holding the manufacturers of defective pain pumps responsible for their
John is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates (www.innercircle.org).
Founded in 1972, The Inner Circle of Advocates is an invitation only group
of 100 of the best trial lawyers in America who are selected for their
character, experience and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle of
Advocates was described by The Washington Post as, “A select group
of 100 of the nation's most celebrated trial lawyers” and is
recognized as one of the most exclusive groups of attorneys in the nation.
Although spread across the country, members work collectively to share
experience, skills and knowledge in pursuit of justice.
John is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He was ranked in
the Top 10 Oregon Lawyers by Oregon Super Lawyers and in the Top 10 of
Portland's Best Lawyers by Portland Monthly magazine. John was also
named Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year 2015 for plaintiff product
John is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; American Association
for Justice; Attorney Information Exchange Group; Oregon Trial Lawyers
Association; Washington State Association for Justice; International Society
of Barristers; and Oregon and Washington State Bar Associations. John
has also served as an adjunct professor of Advanced Trial Advocacy at
Lewis and Clark Law School.
John grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon. He received his undergraduate degree
from the University of Washington in 1991 with a bachelor's degree
in English. John graduated from Willamette University School of Law in
1994 where he served as the associate editor of the Willamette Law Review.
John is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington and his practice
is limited to representing seriously injured people in cases involving
defective and dangerous products, medical malpractice and negligence.
John enjoys spending time with his 2 children and is also an avid triathlete
who has completed several Ironman Triathlons and marathons. John also
enjoys fishing and skiing.
John is actively involved in the community as a Board member of the Make-A-Wish