A veteran of over 150 cases, John works on all aspects of his clients’ mesothelioma cases, successfully securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims and their families.

John’s upbringing in a blue-collar family, with union worker father and grandfather, ingrained in him a strong work ethic and empathy for his clients’ struggles. This background motivates him to ensure his clients receive the justice they deserve. In representing union electricians, John feels a kinship with his clients, drawing parallels to his familial experiences and enhancing his ability to connect with them on a personal level.

In his capacity on the asbestos team, he investigates asbestos exposure, takes depositions and prepares for trial. He regularly travels to meet with clients and their families to begin their cases. Following the initial client meeting, John meticulously investigates their work history to identify asbestos exposure sources and contacts their former colleagues for additional insights. Throughout case preparation, he collaborates with other attorneys on discovery and trial motions.

John emphasizes a hands-on approach, becoming intimately familiar with each client’s background and case upon receiving their file. He remains actively engaged in every aspect of their legal journey, ensuring personalized attention and guidance throughout the mesothelioma litigation process.

Interacting closely with families is John’s professional highlight, where he personally connects with clients, delivering case updates and frequently meeting them at their homes. By offering his personal cell phone number for client inquiries, John fosters genuine relationships essential to effective representation.

John’s personal brand of service is nowhere more evident than in a recent case in which he successfully advocated for an elevator mechanic exposed to asbestos in pipe covering and insulation during elevator installations in Pittsburgh. John secured a settlement with the asbestos companies responsible for the mechanic’s asbestos exposure.

For John, clients transcend case files; he views them as individuals deserving care and support during challenging times, committed to guiding them through their legal journey with compassion and dedication. In 2015 and 2016, John was recognized as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Illinois.

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Pennsylvania
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Blackburn College, Bachelor of Arts (Business Management)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association