- Capital University Law School, J.D., 2006, magna cum laude, Order of the Curia
- Ohio University, B.B.A., 2000
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
John is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, where he practices in land use, eminent domain, and intellectual property litigation, including copyright and Lanham Act actions. John formerly served as a prosecutor for the City of Bexley, Ohio.
His notable experience includes:
- Representing retailers and manufacturers in copyright and Lanham Act actions through jury trial
- Advising clients on trade dress, false advertising and unfair competition issues
- Obtaining substantial jury verdicts and settlements, including seven-figure amounts, on behalf of landowners in eminent domain litigation
- Successfully representing landowners before the Supreme Court of Ohio in defeating a proposed referendum on zoning regulations permitting wind power. State, ex rel. Stoll v. Logan
- Obtaining dismissal in favor of railroad manufacturers pursuant to the Locomotive Inspection Act
- Prosecuting various municipal offenses, including building code and criminal violations, for the City of Bexley, Ohio
John is a member of the American Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Association.
John received his J.D. magna cum laude from Capital University Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Curia. He received his B.B.A. from Ohio University.
Before joining Vorys, John held several project management positions in information technology for a major insurance company.
Honors & Awards
- Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus,2016
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Eminent Domain, 2013-2017
- The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2022
- 8/21/2014Vorys Partner Quoted in Columbus Dispatch Story Titled “Court: Westerville Must Pay Landowner $1.3 Million”Joseph Miller, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch story about a $1.3 million verdict recently upheld by the 10th District Court of Appeals.
- 8/20/2014Bruce Ingram, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, was quoted in a This Week: Westerville story titled “Appeals Court Upholds Award for $1.3 million.”
- 3/3/2014In May 2013, a jury found that the city of Westerville must pay more than $1.3 million for the property. Westerville appealed the matter. In March 2014, the Vorys trial team filed a brief on the appeal arguing that Westerville wants to reverse the law of Ohio which has historically protected private property rights.
- 5/15/2013Vorys Partner Quoted in This Week: Westerville Story Titled “Jury Goes Against Westerville in State Street Case”Bruce Ingram, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, was quoted in a This Week: Westerville story about a $1.3 million verdict awarded to a property owner by a Franklin County Common Pleas Court jury.