"My passion is partnering with clients to make their legal relationship 'personal' again. I believe your business needs one primary lawyer to cost-effectively manage its legal needs. I'm honored to help simplify the world of legal services for my clients, and to be trusted as the 'one call' they make."
John specializes in providing strategic legal counsel on business and litigation matters, and is consistently recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for his work.
John advises businesses and individuals with respect to transactional and litigation matters. Fulfilling the general counsel needs for clients who do not have inside counsel, he understands the daily issues companies face, and the value of strategic legal expertise to efficiently and effectively manage those issues.
John serves as a clearinghouse for his clients' legal needs by leveraging his experience and professional resources to obtain the best solutions for clients.
Grand Rapids Magazine 2019 Top Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America, 2019
Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013-19.
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyer" Award, 2014
Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2011-12
Grand Rapids Business Journal, 40 Under Forty Business Leaders, 2013 and 2014.
Adrian Public Schools, Outstanding Alumni Award, 2013.
Business Review of Western Michigan "Emerging Leader" Award, 2008.
Board of Directors, West Michigan Policy Forum; Vice-Chair, Broadway Grand Rapids; Chairman, March of Dimes; Chairman, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Board of Directors, East Grand Rapids Schools Foundation; Board of Directors, Adrian Public Schools Foundation; Board of Directors, West Michigan Spartans; Campaign Cabinet, United Way of West Michigan; Campaign Cabinet, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital; Program Committee.