John has more than twenty years of experience representing clients facing a variety of claims including design defect, manufacturing flaw, failure to warn, and installation and maintenance of products throughout agribusiness, commercial, construction, and industrial sectors. He has extensive experience with the sale, distribution, manufacture, and installation/application of hazardous materials. John is noted throughout the Midwest for defending complex transportation cases within trucking, recreational vehicles, public transportation vehicle and systems and motor vehicles. More importantly, he has tried over forty cases to jury verdict.
John is regularly named to the list of Minnesota Super Lawyers® in the area of mass torts/products liability. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Defense Research Institute – national organizations of trial lawyers.
I enjoy helping my clients solve problems. If a case might be difficult to defend at trial, I help them through difficult negotiations. In a case that goes to trial, I help them understand the possible outcomes up front and help them feel comfortable with a jury.
Outside the office, John sits on the board of a non-profit foundation associated with his church. He supports the academic and athletic activities of his children and enjoys spending the weekends with them at the family’s cabin.