Following three years of military service in the Army J.A.G. Corps, John came to the Bradshaw Law Firm in 1965. He is a former chair of the Section Council of The Iowa State Bar Association's Trade Regulation Section and was the chair of its predecessor Trade Regulation Committee for the first six years following its inception. In 2006, John was the recipient of the President's Award of The Iowa State Bar Association in recognition of his service to the legal profession and the citizens of Iowa. John's practice with the firm spanned 42 years prior to his becoming Of Counsel to the firm in 2007. In that capacity, he continues to provide legal service on behalf of the firm.