Assistant Adjunct Professor
John serves as an adjunct associate professor of law at the Notre Dame Law School where he teaches in the trial skills program, including Intensive Trial Advocacy and Deposition Skills.
He is AV rated (the highest legal rating available) for excellence by the leading law firm rating service, Martindale-Hubbell. John has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine.
John represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of commercial cases, including breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, construction, intellectual property and employment. He has also represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and products liability cases and defendants in Federal criminal matters.
From 1994 to 2008, John practiced in Dallas, Texas for the firms of Sayles Werbner, PC and Jones Day. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in mechanical engineering and with a law degree from Southern Methodist University magna cum laude. In law school, John served as Editor-in-Chief of the SMU Law Review Association's Journal of Air and Commerce, was elected to the Barristers, and was a member of the Order of the Coif. He clerked for the Honorable A. Joe Fish of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Before becoming an attorney, John worked as a mechanical engineer in Chicago.