JohnOriginally from Muncie, Indiana, John began his legal career in 1967as an associate in one of Evansville’s larger law firms. Although John soon became a partner in the firm, he eventually became frustrated with practicing law in a large firm. Realizing he needed a change, he opened his own practice in 1982. John approaches the practice of law by attempting to place himself in the position of his clients. He strives for understandable documents, thorough communication, high ethics, and reasonable billing. As our firm’s senior law partner, John insists that these concepts are considered in every aspect of our firm.

John believes deeply in giving back to the community. He has been involved in numerous community and church activities since his arrival in Evansville in 1967. He is a stickler for detail and preparation. John’s father taught him at an early age that “if you do a good job of gathering facts, the decisions will come easily.”


  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Evansville Bar Association (president, 1986 – 1987)


  • State of Indiana (admitted 1966)
  • Southern District of Indiana


  • Evansville Rotary Club (past president; Rotarian of the Year, 2009; committee chair to transport medical equipment to Yucatan)
  • Boys Club (past president and volunteer)
  • Rotary Foundation of Evansville (chair of administrative committee for 11 years)
  • Signature School (board member)
  • East Side Christian Church (president four years and adult Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years)
  • Mt. Auburn Neighborhood Association (founder and first president)
  • Evansville Museum of Arts And Science (past board member)
  • Public Education Foundation of Evansville (past board member)


  • College of Wooster – History, B.A., 1963
  • University of Michigan – J.D.,1966


  • Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
  • Probate/Estate Administration
  • Business and Corporate Law