During a middle school field trip to a courtroom, a young John watched a trial unfold. He recalls admiring the way the energetic attorneys “argued” with the judge, and the weight that stood behind the judge’s decision. It was right then and there that John decided he wanted to become an attorney. He later went on to attend the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where he balanced his passion for violin with elective studies in pre-law. Today, as a creditors' rights attorney, John uses the weight of the law to his clients’ advantage when negotiating with opposing counsel and consumers to provide the best resolution possible for his clients.
While earning his J.D., John completed four legal internships: the Industrial Commission of Ohio; Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office; the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio as an extern to Judge David A. Katz; and an organization in Paris, France. During his time abroad, he immersed himself in the culture and was able to develop conversational fluency in French. John was also associate editor of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, President of the Christian Legal Society, and a participant of the European Law Student Association Moot Court.
Besides his love for the violin, John is a huge fan of “le football” and watches every Paris Saint-Germain soccer game. He is married with two children.
J.D., The Ohio State University (2014)
B.M., Wheaton College Conservatory of Music (2010)
American Bar Association: Member
Columbus Bar Association: Member