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Practice Areas

John began his practice with the firm in 1972 and remained active until his passing. He also served as the firm’s managing director for many years.

  • Labor
  • Business/Corporate

Professional Experience

  • Represented management in labor negotiations and arbitrations as well as employment discrimination issues and union election campaigns.
  • General Business/Corporate


  • Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, B.A. Degree, 1969
  • Ohio State University School of Law, graduated cum laude, 1972

Courts and Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1972
  • Federal District Court

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Stark County Bar Association, Co-chair of the Corporate Law Committee
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Labor and Corporate Sections
  • Gregory Industries, Inc., Board of Directors
  • The AAA Ohio Auto Club, Director and Chairman
  • Congress Lake Country Club, Board of Directors
  • Refuge of Hope, Board of Directors
  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Committee and Labor and Employment Task Force
  • United Way Of Central Stark County, Legal Division Campaign, Chair

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2007-2021
  • Named as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year”, Labor Law Akron Area, (2012)
  • AV Rating (highest rating) Martindale Hubbell  Law Directory
  • Named to the list of Ohio Super Lawyers®