John's higher education practice includes representation of colleges and universities in a variety of civil litigation matters including search of contract claims, student disciplinary cases, premises liability claims and employment practices claims.

  • 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.