John is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation, Construction, and Workers’ Compensation Practice Groups. In his practice, John focuses on regional and national matters, including commercial litigation. John counsels construction clients with contract issues and resolving disputes involving public and private construction projects. In this capacity, John has represented owners, general contractors, specialty contractors, and subcontractors. In addition, John regularly counsels clients navigating costly workers’ compensation claims, insurance issues, or creditor’s rights disputes.

John represents national insurance companies and group self-insurers before state courts, regulatory agencies, and mediators, and has argued before the Maine Law Court. In addition to his focus on workers’ compensation, his work includes defense of insurance claims.

As an experienced trial attorney, he understands that being court-ready means having the right information and resources to dismantle the opposition as quickly and thoroughly as possible. John enjoys the investigation, research, and preparation that help him win in court, and secure favorable pre-trial settlements for his clients.

Before joining the firm, John served as a law clerk within the Civil Litigation Department of a law firm in Boston, and as an intern with the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office in Worcester, Massachusetts. While in law school, he served as Associate Editor and Executive Technical Editor of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement.

John is a native of Barrington, RI, and now lives in Falmouth, Maine, with his wife, Bridget, and sons.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Maine Better Transportation Association
    • Membership Committee
  • ABC Maine
    • Membership Committee

Honors & Recognition

  • Recognized as a Rising Star in New England Super Lawyers in the area of Workers Compensation - 2017-2019
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America as "One to Watch" for Antitrust Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; and Workers' Compensation Law - Employers in the Portland, Maine, region - 2021-Present

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Maine Cancer Foundation, Leadership Roundtable