John maintains a practice that is dominated by catastrophic, complex, and class action litigation in the State and Federal Courts. He focuses much of his time on insurance coverage disputes, bad faith defense, lawyer and insurance agent malpractice, business litigation, and catastrophic damages caused by all types of casualty risks, including transportation, construction, product liability, fires, and governmental liability, to name a few. He has also argued numerous appeals in the State and Federal appellate courts as counsel for a party and as amicus counsel for lawyer and trade associations. Through the years, he has been admitted pro hac vice in more than 20 jurisdictions, and is frequently hired by out-of-state firms to serve as local counsel in Indiana. In the last 20 years, John has earned a reputation as one of Indiana's most sought after mediators. Because of the complexity of his litigation practice, John keeps the mediation to a manageable level, but he is frequently hired by judges and lawyers to mediate some of Indiana's largest and highest profile cases. He is also frequently named as an arbitrator in bodily injury, business dissolution, employment, and commercial disputes. For many years, John has distinguished himself as a bar leader. He has been president of the state defense bar, and was named Defense Lawyer of the Year in 1991. He has also served on the Board of Directors of DRI, the largest national association of defense lawyers. In 2000, DRI named John its outstanding defense bar leader of the year. More recently, John has chaired DRI's national Judicial Task Force to explore and offer recommendations on how DRI can assist in maintaining a fair and impartial judiciary. John also serves as First Vice President of the Indianapolis Bar Association: Secretary of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society; and Vice Chair of the Board of Visitors of Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law. John has been repeatedly listed in state and local polls of attorneys as one of the top lawyers. From 2004-2012 he was selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers. In 2009 and 2010 he was one of Indiana's top 10 Indiana Super Lawyers, received the second highest point total in 2010, and received the highest point total in 2011 and 2012. He was also selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2013 in the fields of Insurance Law; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and recently named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Indianapolis Insurance Law - Lawyer of the Year.