Inspired at a young age by family members practicing criminal defense law, John has had a lifelong passion for legal defense. John attended Indiana State University graduating Magnum Cum Laude in 2012 with a degree in criminology, criminal justice and political science. While attending Indiana State, John pursued his interest in flight by becoming a pilot.
John then attended Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law. While in law school, John was admitted to the Dean’s Tutorial Society and tutored other law students. John also participated in moot court, trial team and was awarded two scholarships for his extensive knowledge of tax law.
Upon graduating law school, John become a licensed member of the Indiana State Bar and began working for criminal defense attorneys in Indiana. John represented clients accused of varied offenses from minor traffic tickets to triple homicide. While practicing in Indiana, John also successfully briefed an appeal to the Indiana Court of Appeals. This appellate argument is published in the State of Indiana as case law. During his free time in Indiana, John and family built a tiny house on wheels.
In 2017 John was admitted to the Montana State Bar and started his career with the State Office of Public Defender as an Assistant Public Defender in Great Falls, Montana. During his tenure at the State Office of Public Defender, John’s primary focus was traffic offenses and DUIs. John also represented clients on everything from minor offenses to serious felony charges. While practicing in Montana, John worked with the City of Great Falls to develop the first Mental Health Treatment Court in Cascade County, Montana.
During his free time in Montana John would tend to his llama farm, build log furniture and backpack the many wilderness areas with his family.