John’s practice spans both litigation and transactional. His advocacy skills serve his clients well in both the courtroom and the boardroom. Whether he is negotiating a contract, tax planning, or pursuing litigation, John passionately serves his clients. Always with a focus on how to best achieve the client’s goals.

John received his Bachelor of Arts from of The Ohio State University, where he majored in Comparative Cultural Studies. He received his law degree, cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law. During law school, he clerked for the distinguished Justice Sharon L. Kennedy of The Supreme Court of Ohio. He was also a Texas Tech ABA National Team member for both negotiations and client counseling competitions. After law school, John received an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from SMU’s Dedman School of Law. He is also a member of The Texas Bar College, which is an honorary society of lawyers who are leaders in the Texas legal community and champions of legal education.

John’s client-centric practice stems from his first career in hospitality management. He continues to utilize his hospitality skills as a professor in the Hospitality Management program at the University of North Texas at Dallas’ School of Business. He also carries the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Level 3 Award in Wines, and he is a member of the Dallas Sommelier Society.

  • J.D., High Honors and Order of the Coif, The University of Texas School of Law, 2009
    • Student Clerk, Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Texas Supreme Court
    • Articles and Notes Editor, Texas International Law Journal
    • Research Assistant, Professor Stanley M. Johanson
  • M.P.A., Accounting, The University of Texas, 2005
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas, 2005