Partner at Thompson Hine LLP

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.


  • How Much Leave Is Enough? Reasonable Accommodation, Undue Hardship, and the Intersection of the FMLA and the ADA,” Employee Relations Law Journal, 2014
  • Contributing editor, The Developing Labor Law (Bloomberg BNA)
  • Contributing editor, Personnel Law Desk Manual (Georgia Chamber of Commerce)


  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: Band 1, Labor & Employment – Georgia
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Labor & Employment Law, 1995–2019
  • Selected to the Georgia Super Lawyers® list, 2004–2018
  • Named to Lawdragon Corporate Employment Lawyers Hall of Fame, 2018
  • 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



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