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He has litigated multiple claims throughout the Commonwealth before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and before Administrative Law Judges from the Department of Labor throughout the country.
John’s maritime litigation practice concentrates on defending maritime personal injury claims, both from commercial and recreational boating accidents in both state and federal courts.
John received a B.A. from Hartwick College and a J.D. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary. He is a frequent lecturer on compensation and maritime issues. He is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest quality and ethics rating possible for attorneys. He is listed in both The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers in Virginia publications.
John served with the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves (1971-94) before retiring as a Commander.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Listed in Best Lawyers in America : Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers (2013-18)
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Study of Anti-Trust
CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Study of Intellectual Property Law
Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Senior Staff Member
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PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor in Admiralty
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, two-time Port Director
American Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
Department of Labor Joint Bar Association
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