John is a Tulsa native, attending Edison High School, then graduating from Centre College of Kentucky in 1971 where he lettered in football and tennis. After college, he enrolled at the University of Tulsa Law School and graduated in 1974. He began his legal career in Tulsa with Lee Grigg and John Richards in 1976, and continues the firm to today, specializing in litigation and insurance defense.
John has defended clients in hundreds of jury trials throughout Oklahoma in both state and federal courts, as well as the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, and is a past member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Robert D Hudson Inns of Court, vice-president of the Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel and has been recognized in the Oklahoma Magazine’s top attorneys and ranked in Super Lawyers for Oklahoma.
John is married to Marcia and has 2 adult children and a granddaughter. He is an avid skier and hiker and spends as much time in the mountains as possible.