John earned his J.D. at Vanderbilt University Law School. He holds a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in history from Southern Methodist University. He is a member of the Nashville and Tennessee Bar Associations, the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, the Defense Research Institute, and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, where he currently serves as a vice chair on the admissions committee and meeting sites committee.
He is a Member of the Alternative Dispute, Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, Employment Practices & Workplace Liability, Law Practice Management, Premises and Security Liability, Professional Liability, Transportation, Trial Tactics, and Practice and Procedures Sections of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. He is the past Chair of the Law Practice Management Section and the former state representative for Tennessee.
A resident of Hermitage, John and his wife, Lisa, attend New Hope Baptist Church.