Areas of Practice
Get to Know John
My legal career has consisted of fifteen years in the St. Joseph County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, twelve as the Elected Prosecutor. In that time I have been in charge of and tried some of the most difficult and public cases the county has ever seen, appearing on national television a number of times.
Since leaving the County Prosecutor’s office in 2020 my focus has been on establishing this practice to continue serving my community. I primarily handle Criminal, Family, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Estate Planning, but am willing to consult on all legal matters and for cases I do not feel comfortable I will find a suitable colleague for the job. I will be working mostly in St. Joseph, Cass, Branch, Van Buren, and Kalamazoo Counties, but I am happy to travel further if needed. My goal is to provide the best possible legal service at the most affordable price. I love Southwest Michigan and especially St Joseph County and am very passionate about helping those in need.
I am also very passionate for those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. As a recovering alcoholic I know the tools that can be used to assist someone struggling with addiction and will be happy to make those tools a part of any case I take. If you are willing to make the necessary changes I am happy to help.
I have learned the hard way that personal choices can make a huge impact on your life, my experience with alcohol nearly led to my death but I survived and am thriving in my new life. This very simple but powerful prayer is how I live my life everyday: