Overview

John is an experienced litigator who regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in environmental and other litigation matters. His cases include insurance coverage disputes involving multiple claims in multiple states, and complex commercial litigation. John is national collections counsel for a major manufacturing company. He has also prevailed in qui tam actions and was an invited presenter on this topic at a national seminar.

Awards

  • Martindale-Hubble AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review rating

Education

  • J.D., 1987, University of Michigan Law School
  • B.A., 1980, Indiana University – Bloomington
  • M.Div, 1983, magna cum laude, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 1998
  • State of Michigan, 1988
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 1998
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1998
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, 1988
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1988
  • Registered Civil Mediator since 2015
Experience
  • Leveski v. ITT Educational Services, Inc., No. 12-1369, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 13722 (7th Cir., 2013)
  • Killbuck Concerned Citizens Ass’n v. J.M. Corp., 941 N.E.2d 1037 (Ind. 2011)
  • Barker v. Jesus the Messiah Church, 2010 LEXIS 442 (Ind. Ct. App. Mar. 30, 2010)
  • Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Cincinnati Gas & Elec. Co., No. C-050716, 2006 WL 2924738, (Ohio Ct. App. Oct. 13, 2006)
  • United States v. Bisig, No. 1:00-cv-335, 2005 WL 3532554, (S.D. Ind. Dec. 21, 2005)
Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Michigan State Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
Articles & Events

2005  |  Publication

Co-Author and Speaker, “Clarifying the Policy’s Intent: Keys to Litigating Bad Faith Cases,” National Business Institute, Inc.

2001  |  Publication

Co-Author and Speaker, “Combined Sewer Overflows and Related Real Estate Development Issues,” Part of Basic Environmental Law, sponsored by Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum

1999  |  Publication

Co-Author and Speaker, “Internet Strategies for the Paralegal in Indiana”

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