1978 JD, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA
1975 BA, History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
John comes from a family of lawyers. His father practiced law in Spokane where John and his brothers and sisters grew up. John has kept his membership in the Spokane Bar Association. John’s brother, Mark, is a successful real estate lawyer in Seattle.
Over his 37+ year legal career in advocacy for health care professionals in the large and small law firm environment, John has advised every medical discipline and large and small animal veterinarians in suits, disciplinary board licensing proceedings, and general business counsel. John's interest in the work of health care providers began while working as an orderly at the University Hospital as he was finishing his undergraduate degree in History at the University of Washington. John returned to UW following distinguished service in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era.