As co-chair of the firm's Torts & Insurance Practice Group, John's national and regional litigation practice focuses on defending complex product liability lawsuits, but his considerable trial experience also includes admiralty claims, construction and insurance disputes, intellectual property, and a variety of personal injury matters. He has tried cases to jury verdicts in eight states.
John also maintains an active appellate practice, representing both parties and amicus curiae in state and federal courts of appeals.
One of John's special interests is the application of Daubert criteria to expert witness testimony. Reported decisions on this topic include Morehouse v. Louisville Ladder, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21766 (June 28, 2004); Reynolds v. Freightliner, 2006 U.S. Dist. 97244 (June 21, 2006); Hayes v. MTD Products, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66109 (Sept. 6, 2007); and Walker v. Louisville Ladder, 2009 U.S. Dist. 9917 (Feb. 9, 2009).