John focuses his practice on high-stakes commercial and complex litigation. Named a perennial “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by Washington Super Lawyers® Magazine, he has represented public and private companies in cases involving exposure in the hundreds of millions as well as litigated a host of other complex matters on behalf of businesses and individuals. John prosecutes and defends cases involving breach of contract, trade secrets, securities litigation, class actions, partnership disputes, as well as matters involving the SEC and other government agencies.
Since law school, John has been frequently published on new and evolving areas of the law, earning him the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising’s prestigious 2017 Edward Wood Dunham Rising Scholar Award. John is the current chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, and serves on the King County Bar Association’s Judiciary and Litigation and Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committees. John is a past volunteer for the City of Seattle’s New Citizen Campaign as well as the American Bar Association’s Military Pro Bono Project. Prior to joining Corr Cronin, John was an attorney at an AmLaw 100 law firm in Seattle, where he litigated a broad range of complex cases.
Defended publicly traded media holding and publishing companies in protracted multi-party breach of contract case against municipal entity alleging over $200 million in damages. Part of team that obtained highly favorable “net positive” settlement after obtaining six-figure sanctions award for various discovery violations.
Part of trial team prosecuting multi-million dollar MTCA lawsuit on behalf of local real-estate holding companies.
Obtained dismissal order in trade secret and corporate raiding suit involving the wireless and cell tower services industry.
Obtained summary judgment dismissal in complex homeowner association dispute involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty and ultra vires actions on behalf of officer and board member.
Favorable settlement on behalf of national maritime company prosecuting claims against corporate debtor in bankruptcy proceeding.
Successful defense and prosecution of numerous claims on behalf of regional franchisee chain of fast-food restaurants against individuals, debtors, and other businesses.