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John brings to his practice a unique perspective gained from a 15-year career in sales and customer relations that spanned across three countries and a variety of industries including shipping logistics, technology, health care, and banking. That background gives John an understanding of the myriad needs and motivations of clients and the ability to advance those interests with a skillset developed through thousands of negotiations.
During law school, John worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Richard Kyle in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and he served as the Director of the University of Minnesota Civil Rights Moot Court. After law school, John clerked for the Honorable Judge Bruce A. Peterson in Hennepin County District Court before entering private practice in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, subrogation, and insurance coverage.
John joined Smith Jadin Johnson in 2020, where he practices in the following areas:
•Insurance Appraisals and Litigation
•Construction Law and Litigation
In his free time, John is a novice artist and woodworker, and he frequents Minnesota’s wonderful parks to go camping and fishing with his wife and children.
- U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Juris Doctorate – 2016
- University of Texas, Austin, Texas
- B.A. Anthropology – 2007
- A Road-Map to No-Fault Arbitration Success,” Minnesota Automobile Law Seminar, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A., September 2019
- Minnesota State Bar Association