John, a partner in the Labor & Employment group, represents public, private and governmental employers of all sizes in labor and employment disputes in state and federal courts across the country, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor and other administrative agencies. His experience encompasses matters involving employment discrimination, non-competition and trade secrets, harassment claims and investigations, representation elections, wage and hour disputes, labor negotiations, employee benefits and ERISA. John also represents employers in labor arbitrations, union election campaigns, unfair labor practices cases and collective bargaining negotiations.

  • "Back to the Future: Will Biden Take Us Back to the Obama-era NLRB?," Thompson Hine Webinar, February 16, 2021
  • Listed as a Labor and Employment Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, 2020, 2021
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment, Georgia
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 1995 to 2022 for Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment
  • Selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers list, 2004–2022
  • Named to Lawdragon Corporate Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2018, 2020
  • Listed in “Guide to the Most Powerful Employment Lawyers,” Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive magazine, 2009–2017
  • Listed in Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite, 2016
  • Listed in “Top 10 Attorneys in Georgia,” Atlanta magazine, 2008–2010
Professional and Civic

Professional Activities

  • Institute of Applied Management and Law, faculty member

Community Activities

  • Morris Brown College Foundation, vice chair
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, past board chair
  • Lekotek of Georgia, board member