John is a civil litigator and trial lawyer. He specializes in insurance and retail defense litigation and has successfully handled hundreds of personal injury, employment, and construction defect cases in Oregon and Washington. John also has substantial expertise handling business and commercial litigation matters across the Northwest.
John was born and raised in Portland and went to Lewis & Clark College for his undergraduate and law degrees. He was ranked #1 in his class in 2001-2003, earning the prestigious West Group Award for outstanding scholastic achievement.
Growing up in the Northwest has enabled John to develop a deep connection with the community. His clients include a host of local small and medium size businesses, including construction companies, restaurants, medical providers, real estate professionals, property owners and managers, nurseries, and family owned businesses.
John represents some of the largest companies in the world, including:
Oregon State Bar, Member
Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Multnomah Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
Oregon Casualty Adjusters Association, Member
Happy Valley Business Alliance, Member
The Hiring Process Just Got a Little Harder: New EEOC Guidelines on Criminal Background Checks (Dunn Carney E-news)
Co-Author, “Be Aware – SSA ‘No-Match’ Letters Are Back” (Dunn Carney E-news)
Plaintiffs are Required to Produce Reports by Expert Witnesses Under ORCP 44(c)—a New Wrinkle on Oregon’s Trial by Ambush (Dunn Carney E-news)
Oregon Chapter in Tort Law Desk Reference, a fifty-state compendium, published in 2005 by Aspen Publishers (article co-authored by Bruce Hamlin)
Dean’s List, 2001 – 2004
Dean’s Fellowship for Excellence, 2001 – 2004
West Group Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, 2003
Selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2019
Selected as a Super Attorney by Super Lawyers 2021