As a trial attorney, John has spent his entire 35-year legal career at the firm, where he has achieved extensive experience and success in civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, while representing product manufacturers, service businesses, insurance companies and brokers, construction companies, colleges and universities and individuals in both Federal and State Courts, as well as administrative agencies. 

John’s versatility and skill as a litigator has been acknowledged by his peers, as demonstrated by the recognition from The Best Lawyers in America for the past several years in the categories of Personal Injury, Commercial and Labor & Employment Litigation.

  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2003-2024 (listed for more than 20 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year (Syracuse), Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2020 
      • Lawyer of the Year (Syracuse), Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2018 
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Personal Injury General: Defense, 2018 (listed for 10 years)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY, Inc. Pro Bono Champion, 2022
  • New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section; Torts, Insurance and Negligence Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Member Grievance Committee
  • Albany Law Review, Staff Member, 1979-1980; Notes Editor, 1980-1981
  • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

  • Board of Directors, Cayuga Community College Foundation
  • Board Member, Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Board Member, Volunteer Lawyers Project of CNY, Inc.