Overview

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.

Career highlights include:

  • 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.

Before joining Vorys, John held several project management positions in information technology for a major insurance company.

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.

Honors & Recognitions

Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus,2016

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Eminent Domain, 2013-2017

The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2022-2023; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, 2023

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Education

Capital University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006, Order of the Curia

Ohio University, B.B.A., 2000

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • 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.
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