John grew up in Powhatan and Chesterfield Counties and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. in History. After college, he attended law school at Washington and Lee University.


From 2015 – 2022, John has been selected as a Super Lawyer each year in the field of personal injury. This designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Super Lawyers selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.

Prior to being selected as a Super Lawyer, John was selected as a Rising Star from 2008 – 2009, and 2011 – 2012.

John has had a number of verdicts and settlements ranked in Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s annual list of the largest verdicts and settlement of the year, including the 6th largest settlement in Virginia in 2016 and the 7th largest settlement in 2020. He has also tried a number of cases which were featured in Virginia Lawyer’s weekly’s largest jury verdicts of the year. Summaries of these cases can be found here:


Specific case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Past successful case results do not guarantee or predict future results. The material on this website is for informational purposes only. Every case is different and the verdicts and settlements below do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case.