John began his career as a trial lawyer in 1978 and has been a mediator and arbitrator for about 25 years. As an experienced trial lawyer for both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of negligence claims and commercial disputes, he now applies his knowledge to alternative dispute resolution. As a law professor and textbook author in the fields of Negotiation and ADR, he is constantly updating his knowledge, and was selected by National Jurist in 2013 as one of the twenty-five most influential people in the nation in legal education.
John has handled a wide range of complex civil matters including: civil rights; commercial; construction; employment; environmental; insurance; medical malpractice, and; personal injury (including TBI and catastrophic injury). His experience also includes the mediation of “priest cases,” “prison guard cases,” and other types of sexual assault.
John is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals – the only peer reviewed panel of mediators and arbitrators approved by both the American Association for Justice and the Defense Research Institute. He was also selected by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year for Mediation in his locale for 2014 and 2017. For those years, he was the only mediator awarded this distinction in the State of New Hampshire