Prior to attending law school at Washington & Lee University School of Law, graduating with honors, John earned a MRE and Ph.D. in administration. For over 28 years of practice, he has focused on insurance defense. He is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbel. John is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute (Employment Law Committee) and the prestigious International Association of Defense Counsel. John is also a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court.